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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/14/2012 2:40:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andav


The attack at Clark was not horrible at all. If you can shuffle units which suffered the most out and add fresh units and keep bombing you will be just fine. It is just part of the process. reducing forts to 1 is very nice and will help with future attacks.

I am not sure the paras can take Point Blair. Is there an airstrip there to being with? Getting the paras out after the attack might take a while. Pretty much any defended base is tough for paras.

Wa


Thanks for the encouragement. I'm rotating the units that got clobbered out of there. I'll let them recoup, then try again.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/14/2012 2:43:03 PM   
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Sumatra

Two of the 143rd Rgtís battalions have loaded onto ships at Oosthaven. The third will load this turn. Then, they are off to Port Blair.

KB

On the way to Rabaul, escorting the Rabaul invasion TF.

Burma

The ďAĒ Rgt of the 1st Royal Thai Division was going to do a deliberate attack against the former garrison of Victoria Point, but the allied unit marched out of the hex before the attack took place. Thatís okay, because all I was hoping for was a retreat toward Mergui. The ďBĒ Rgt is almost to the hex that the allied unit marched into, so they will have the honor of performing the attack.

The 55th Cav Rgt caught up with the Tenasserim Battalion. It is currently one hex SW of Moulmein.

A night attack by 6 Blenheim Is scored 7 hits on the airfield at Moulmein.

Lilys from Victoria Point performed another ground attack at Port Blair. I think Iím going to perform a paradrop here the turn before the 143rd Rgt arrives. If the paratroopers canít take the base, theyíll have some immediate backup.

Malaya

The 11th Rgt performed a deliberate attack against the 8th Indian Brigade (the allied unit that did not retreat with the FMSV Brigade the last turn). The 10:1 odds sent the Indians packing toward Utan Melintang.

The 41st Rgt, 5th Eng Rgt, 5th Recon Rgt and 5th FA are marching to the hex the 8th Indian Brigade retreated to. Theyíll hit them again and really put a hurting on them.

The Sallys from Kuantan hit the airfield at Singapore but only scored 7 hits to the airfield. Those from Kota Bharu hit the 22nd Indian Brigade at Malacca.

Java

The Netties from Singkawang performed another ground attack at Cheribon.

The 38th Division and 21st Mixed Bde landed without incident at Cheribon. According to the combat summary displayed for the allied bombardment attack, theyíve got their work cut out for them. Bill has the 45th and 46th Indian Brigades there along with the Makassar garrison, the 251st Rece battalion, the 2/15th Punjab battalion and elements of the 28th Gurkha brigade and the 27th Aussie brigade plus a few support units. I figure he has around 250-350 AV on hand. Iím going to do a deliberate attack anyway and see what happens. I have the 146th Rgt, 2nd and 8th Tank Rgts and the 1st-3rd Sasebo SNLFs on the way from Makassar and Koepang in case things prove tough.


Philippines

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from San Fernando and Bettys from Takao performed another ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Iloilo for 102 airfield and 15 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield is only at 20% damage.

The most-battered units from the failed attack at Clark are limping their way out of the hex to alleviate the overstacking situation. Worst off is the 4th Division. Going into the attack, its AV was in the ballpark of 400. Post attack, it is down to 80!

I think Bill is trying to sneak some single-ship cargo TFs to Bataan. There are three such TFs in the area of Bataan and the last turn, a lone allied xAK tried unloading at Manila. (Iím guessing it was in an amphibious TF and he set the wrong destination.) I have a Jake unit at Taytay set to Naval Attack, but it is not launching Ė probably due to the single-ship = no attack shortcoming of the game engine. I guess I will have to get some subs and small SCTFs just off Bataan to intercept these guys. We have a rule against single-ship TFs with the only exception being cases of dispersal while fleeing from an enemy threat. Iím not sure I should call him on this as sending single freighters to the besieged garrison may have been a possibility. Any ideas?

Celebes

Manado is still unoccupied. Three of the five Mavis transports at Jolo are flight worthy. I think Iíll wait a bit more before doing the drop.

Allied B-17s

I think Bill is going to be bit gun shy with Palembang. This turn, he sent 9 B-17s to Oosthaven where they were intercepted by 9 Zeros. Since the Oscars, with their peashooter armament fared reasonably well against the bombers the day before, I thought the Zeros would do a better job. That was not the case. Only four B-17s were damaged and the airfield took 11 hits.

Central Pacific

The Rabaul invasion TF is 8 hexes NE of the Feni Islands.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/14/2012 2:52:47 PM   
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I'm going to echo what others have said. You don't need to capture Luzon by New Year's. So I think your time-table is fine. In fact, any time-table that is proceeding faster than the historical Japanese one is a good one IMHO.

That being said, unless you had specific plans to cause Singapore or Bataan-Clark-Manila to fall by the end of December, don't fret. To accomplish either of those tasks requires some very risky opening moves and the concentration of much of your initially available forces.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/14/2012 6:59:52 PM   
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quote:

We have a rule against single-ship TFs with the only exception being cases of dispersal while fleeing from an enemy threat. Iím not sure I should call him on this as sending single freighters to the besieged garrison may have been a possibility. Any ideas?


Personally, I would not have a problem with blockade runners as single ship TFs. I would not consider this against the spirit of the rule. I would clarify the rule if you think there might be any dispute to allow blockade runners. They are easy enough to intercept with a couple of CL/DD TFs patrolling the approaches. I would split one of the big Nell squadrons and put it on naval attack with the Jakes on search to spot things. If you have an AV with Petes, park it near Bataan and us it to find stuff.

Wa



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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/15/2012 1:08:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andav

quote:

We have a rule against single-ship TFs with the only exception being cases of dispersal while fleeing from an enemy threat. Iím not sure I should call him on this as sending single freighters to the besieged garrison may have been a possibility. Any ideas?


Personally, I would not have a problem with blockade runners as single ship TFs. I would not consider this against the spirit of the rule. I would clarify the rule if you think there might be any dispute to allow blockade runners. They are easy enough to intercept with a couple of CL/DD TFs patrolling the approaches. I would split one of the big Nell squadrons and put it on naval attack with the Jakes on search to spot things. If you have an AV with Petes, park it near Bataan and us it to find stuff.

Wa




I agree. "Blockade runners" as you call them seem plausible. Since the main concern was single-ship "pickets" and "magnets" (for air attacks and SCTF ammo), I don't have a problem.


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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/15/2012 3:14:09 PM   
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Sumatra

The third of the 143rd Rgtís battalions has now loaded onto ships at Oosthaven. A SCTF composed of 3 CAs and 5 DDs is leading the way to Port Blair along the S/W coast of Sumatra.

KB

Moving to one hex NW of Rabaul to provide air cover for the invasion TF.

Burma

The 55th Cav Rgt hit the Tenasserim Battalion again. The 3:1 odds caused the unit to continue retreating. It has a long way to go until it gets to its destination of Pegu.

Lilys from Victoria Point performed another ground attack at Port Blair. Iím really itching to do a paradrop, but I will wait until the 143rd Rgt is less than one dayís sail away so it can serve as an emergency back up.

Malaya

The 41st Rgt, 5th Eng Rgt, 5th Recon Rgt and 5th FA arrived at the hex E of Utan Melintang. The battered 8th Indian and FMSV brigades are located here. I will do a deliberate attack and hopefully get them to retreat to Utan Melintang where I can finish them off.

The Sallys from Kuantan hit the airfield at Singapore and fared a bit better than yesterday. They scored 18 hits on the airfield and a single supply dump hit. Those from Kota Bharu hit the Hyderabad Battalion at Malacca.

Java

I have a toehold on Java!

The 38th Division and 21st Mixed Bde took Cheribon, and rather easily at that. I was worried that this attack might result in less than 1:1 odds and leave my troops on the beachhead roughed up, but the 9:1 odds sent a hodge podge force of 13 allied units retreating to Kalidjati. The retreated units included the 45th and 46th Indian Brigades, the 251st Recce Battalion, the Makassar Garrison Battalion, the 2/15 Punjab Battalion, the 150th RAC Rgt, the 85th British AT Rgt, the 112th RAF Adv Base Force and fragments of the 22nd and 27th Australian Brigades, the 28th Gurkha Brigade and 3rd Cav Rgt. I found it hard to believe that just over a division of IJA troops could so easily displace about a division and a half of non-Chinese allied troops.

The Netties from Singkawang hit the airfield at Tjilatjap. I chose this target because of the recent slaughter of Kagaís last Vals when they attacked a TF off of Tjilatjap. Heavy CAP in the form of the AVG can really ruin your day, so I decided I had to try to take them out. I used the Zeros from Kaga, Ryujo, Zuiho and Hosho to sweep and about 40 Zeros from Singkawang for escort. Unfortunately, the raid arrived before the sweep, but the escorts did rather well, shooting down 2 H81-A3s and one Buffalo for the loss of a Betty and 2 Zeros. The raid scored 61 airfield hits and 5 supply dump hits and destroyed 3 more H81-A3s, 4 Catalinas and a Do-24K-1 on the ground. The subsequent sweep shot down 3 more H81-A3s for no loss. All in all, I thought it was a rather successful raid.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 50 airfield and 7 supply dump hits. The Anns and Sonias failed to launch due to weather as did the Bettys at Takao, which were set to naval attack with a secondary mission to ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Malaybalay for 56 airfield and 13 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield is only at 31% damage.

The battered units withdrawing from Clark are recovering quite nicely, especially the 4th Division. Its AV had dropped from 400+ to 80. It is now back up to 183 Ė over 100 points in a single turn!

Billís resupply effort at Bataan ran into a mess of trouble in the form of Vals and Jakes. I had moved a small unit of 12 Vals to Manila. Along with a 6-plane Jake unit at Taytay, they put a serious hurting on xAKs Charles H Cramp, Liberty and Arkansan.

The Kure 2nd SNLF and the 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy landed unopposed at Zamboanga. There is an allied unit in the jungle hex to the NE. I am assuming it is the garrison. Bill has been using this trick to slow my progress Ė heíll retreat from an isolated base so that when I attack, the forces wonít surrender right away. He did it back near Alor Star and he appears to be doing it here as well. I think I will send the 1st Sasebo SNLF after the garrison and use the Kure 2nd SNLF elsewhere.

Celebes/Timor

I still only have three of the five Mavis transports at Jolo available, so the Manado paradrop will wait a bit more.

I am loading the 146th Rgt and the 2nd and 8th Tank Rgts at Makassar and the the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sasebo SNLFs at Koepang onto ships to be taken to Java.

Allied B-17s

Bill sent 11 B-17s to Oosthaven again. I had transferred the Zeros that had been stationed there to Palembang, so there was no CAP. The damage was minimal though Ė four airfield hits and one on the supply dump.

Central Pacific

The Rabaul invasion TF is 1 hex NE of the Feni Islands. The SCTF and the transports will go directly to Rabaul. KB is going to take up a position one hex NW of Rabaul to avoid the coastal CAP penalty.


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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/19/2012 8:08:30 PM   
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Jan 4th 1942

Sumatra


I forgot to stop the TF with the 143rd Rgt loaded from loading supplies. This may prove to be a fortunate thing though as Billís carriers showed up off the S coast of Java today. It would have ended up in no-manís land part way up the S coast of Sumatra with allied CVs in the vicinity. By having it load supplies for an extra day, I now have the option of retreating, and that is what I am going to do. Iím going to move it back toward Singkawang then through the Straits of Malacca. We donít have a HR against the Japanese having to wait until Singapore falls to sail through the straits, but I still feel a bit odd doing this.

KB

Stationed one hex NW of Rabaul providing air cover for the invasion TF.

Burma

The 55th Cav Rgt and the 55th Eng Rgt are pursuing the Tenasserim Battalion one hex SE of Moulmein.

Lilys from Victoria Point performed another ground attack at Port Blair. Now that the 143rd Rgt is going to be delayed a bit, I might do that paradrop a bit sooner than Iíd like to, but thereís a small allied TF about 8 hexes N of Port Blair. I donít want to drop the paratroopers and find out this is a reinforcement TF. Iíd hate to drop the paratroopers and find them facing a rather large force. Iíll wait until I see where this TF is heading. In the meantime, Iíll move the two subs I have patrolling the waters off of Port Blair to a more suitable interception position should this TF try to reinforce the Port Blair garrison.

Malaya

The 41st Rgt, 5th Eng Rgt, 5th Recon Rgt and 5th FA put a hurting on the 8th Indian and FMSV brigades one hex W of Utan Melintang. The 43:1 odds sent them retreating to Utan Melintang.

The Sallys from Kuantan hit the airfield at Singapore and scored 15 hits on the airfield and a single supply dump hit. Those from Kota Bharu didnít fly due to weather.

Java

Two amphibious TFs off of Cheribon felt the wrath of Billís carriers. He moved his CVs off of Tjilatjap and his carrier air groups really smacked my transports as they tried to unload. One TF carried four JNAF Units while the other just carried supply. All in all, I lost 4 DMS, 4 xAP, 2 xAK and 2 AK. Plus, there are four more xAKs and another AK that might not make it. In addition, a couple of the JNAF units lost several aviation squads as they went into the drink. This really hurt. I have five subs near Oosthaven. Iím going to send them east to see if they can intercept a TF with a CV or two in it. Even a single torpedo hit will even things out. Two or three hits would be really sweet.

The Netties from Singkawang rested. This was probably a very lucky decision on my part to rest these guys. Had they attacked Tjilatjap again, they very well might have flown into Wildcats on CAP over Billís carrier TF.

The 38th Division and 121st Bde are building forts at Cheribon. Iím a bit worried about a counterattack here. It is open terrain and it looks like Bill is definitely going for a Fortress Java defense. He is bringing everything heís got in the area to the island. Recon shows several stacks with 15+ units at places like Kalidjati, Tjilatjap and Bandoeng Ė pretty scary stuff!

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for a paltry 8 hits on the airfield. The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando and the Bettys at Takao performed a ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Malaybalay for 36 airfield and 5 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield is at 43% damage.

The units withdrawing from Clark are recovering but not as quickly as they did last turn. For example, the 4th Divisionís AV went from 80 to 183 last turn. This turn it only went up to 190. One hundred three points in one turn, but only 7 the next! Whatís up with that?

The Kure 2nd SNLF and the 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy took Zamboanga without opposition. The 1st Sasebo SNLF will head east to engage the garrison that was apparently moved into the jungle before my landing. The Kure 2nd SNLF will head for Java.

Celebes/Timor

Four of the five Mavis transports at Jolo are operational. The 3rd Yokosuka SNLF will paradrop onto Manado (which is still unoccupied) next turn.

The 146th Rgt and the 2nd and 8th Tank Rgts at Makassar and the the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sasebo SNLFs at Koepang are loaded onto ships and will head to Makassar Strait. Here they will be out of range of Billís carriers, but wonít be too far away from Java. KB is going to be moved here from Rabauol ASAP to provide air cover.

A detachment from the 8th JNAF Coy took Palopo unopposed.

Allied B-17s

Bill sent 16 B-17s to Oosthaven again. Damage was moderately heavy Ė 24 hits to the airfield and 2 to the supply dump.

Central Pacific

The Rabaul invasion TF unloaded without incident at Rabaul. The place looks unoccupied, so rather than perform a deliberate attack and give away the identity of my troops, I will let them sit there and see if the base passively falls.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/20/2012 2:14:17 AM   
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Sumatra


The TF carrying the 143rd Rgt moved to one hex E of Banka Island. It will proceed through the Straits of Malacca and on to Port Blair.

KB

Iím moving KB to Makassar. I have lots of troops loaded up on transports in the area and Iím afraid Bill might return with his carriers. If he does, maybe I can engage them with some extra CAP available.

Burma

The 55th Cav Rgt and the 55th Eng Rgt are 24 and 22 miles from the Tenasserim Battalion one hex SE of Moulmein.

Lilys from Victoria Point were set to Naval Attack just in case that TF I spotted two days ago moved toward Port Blair. It looks like it found its way to Rangoon instead.

I set the transports I have at Bangkok, Victoria Point and Prachuap Khiri Khan to airdrop the 1st Raiding Rgt and the 1st Yokosuka SNLF onto Port Blair. Iím thinking maybe I should wait until the 143rd Rgt is a bit closer to provide quick reinforcement in case things donít go well, but Iím getting a bit concerned that he may reinforce the garrison there.

Malaya

The 41st Rgt, 5th Eng Rgt, 5th Recon Rgt and 5th FA are moving toward Utan Melintang to finish off the 8th Indian and FMSV brigades.

The Sallys from Kuantan didnít fly today due to weather. Those from Kota Bharu hit the 28th Gurkha Brigade at Malacca.

The Imperial Guards Division, 55th and 56th Rgts, 14th Tank Rgt and 18th Mtn Gun Rgt are on the rail line heading to Port Dickson. They should get there tomorrow. They will unpack and head toward the allied holdouts at Malacca.

The 114th Rgt is also on its way to Malacca from one hex to the NE. The 21st and 124th Rgts are also bound for Malacca from Kluong and Batu Pahat respectively. I really want to get troops to Malacca to finish this pocket of resistance off once and for all.

Java

I transferred a couple of squadrons of Zeros to Cheribon to provide air cover for the battered transports still unloading. I was expecting Billís CVs to hit them again, but he instead sent 17 B-17s to target the airfield. According to the combat report, one B-17 was shot down and 11 were damaged for no losses to the Zeros. The aircraft loss screen shows a total of 5 lost between A2A, Flak and Ops.

The Netties from Singkawang rested again. I didnít want them going after Billís carriers. They donít have much for available escort, so Iím a bit leery about sending them out and about with lots of potential Wildcat interceptors around.

The 38th Division and 121st Bde constructed forts already at Cheribon. That sure was fast! One turn and voila, theyíre built.

Philippines

Manilaís airfield was expanded to level 4. Once I get some aviation support there, Iíll move the Sallys, Anns and Sonias there from San Fernando to shorten the distance they have to fly to Clark and Bataan.

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 34 hits on the airfield and 2 supply dump hits. The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando performed another ground attack at Clark. The Bettys at Takao didnít fly due to weather.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Malaybalay again for 13 airfield and 5 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield is at 50% damage.

The battered units withdrawing from Clark are slowly recovering. At the rate theyíre going, Iím worried that the allied troops at Clark may actually be in better shape than they were for the first attack. I changed the leader of the 65th Bde. The original leader only had an inspiration value in the low 40s. I replaced him with a LGEN with an inspiration rating of 72. Hopefully that will help.

The row boat corps occupied Burias.

Celebes/Timor

A detachment from the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF took Manado with a paradrop unopposed.

The troops I had slated to move to Java are forming up in amphibious TFs in the Makassar Strait. KB is on the way to provide air cover. Currently, KB is a couple hexes E of Wewak.

Allied B-17s

As I mentioned above, Bill sent 17 of them to hit the airfield at Cheribon. They scored no hits and lost 5 of their number to A2A, flak and Ops.

Central Pacific

I was hoping I could passively take Rabaul and thereby not give away the identities of my LCUs there, but I had no such luck. This turn, I will do a deliberate attack and just take the place.

Subs

RO-33 put a couple of torpedoes into xAKL Minnipa off Bathurst Island. She showed up in the sunk ships list, so I assume sheís a goner. A couple turns earlier, the RO-33 unloaded all the ammo from her deck gun into another xAKL and it didnít even show up as heavily damaged in the combat report. I guess that 8cm/40 T88 deck gun is a piece of %&#*@.

The only other sub that has really done anything is SS I-26. She is the only sub I left near Hawaii and she has seriously scored. Her torpedoes are almost completely expended, but in three different attacks, she hit and likely sank 4 different xAKs.

Currently, most of my subs have formed solid picket lines near Rabaul and Port Moresby. So far, theyíve not found any shipping, so Iím starting to think that the only supplement to the PM garrison is the troops Bill vacated from Rabaul.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/20/2012 2:59:41 AM   
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I'm not getting much response over on the main forum, so I'll ask you guys who are following along here.

A large number of my from line squadrons have aircraft fatigue values that are getting out of hand. In most cases, I have adequate supply and aviation support and the units are not flying everyday. In desperation, I am thinking of a creative way to get around the issue.

Here's my plan. I'll "upgrade" the units to an inferior plane, then upgrade back to the original. For example, let's say I've got a Zero squadron. I'll "upgrade" to Claudes, then upgrade back to Zeros.

My question is this. Is this gamey? On one hand, it seems like I am trying to get around the game system. On the other hand, you could just view this as bringing in fresh planes to replace the old. If you can replace old-model planes with new ones, why can't you replace current-model planes with new copies of the same type?

So, is this gamey, or not?

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/20/2012 1:53:41 PM   
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I say no, because you're taking the planes out of action for a minimum of at least one whole turn and you're paying supply for the effort on top of that, and you can only do such an action at a large airfield anyway.

That being said, have you tried resting the squadron for a turn to see if the fatigue goes down?

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/20/2012 2:49:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Icedawg

I'm not getting much response over on the main forum, so I'll ask you guys who are following along here.

A large number of my from line squadrons have aircraft fatigue values that are getting out of hand. In most cases, I have adequate supply and aviation support and the units are not flying everyday. In desperation, I am thinking of a creative way to get around the issue.

Here's my plan. I'll "upgrade" the units to an inferior plane, then upgrade back to the original. For example, let's say I've got a Zero squadron. I'll "upgrade" to Claudes, then upgrade back to Zeros.

My question is this. Is this gamey? On one hand, it seems like I am trying to get around the game system. On the other hand, you could just view this as bringing in fresh planes to replace the old. If you can replace old-model planes with new ones, why can't you replace current-model planes with new copies of the same type?

So, is this gamey, or not?


Nothing you do with upgrading groups, planes or devices is gamey. If PDU is on you choose. You pay the supply cost and the time it takes to get the groups changed over.

Not sure this is necessary though. Just stand the groups down for a day or two, or use a certain percentage of rest for the groups, like 50% CAP 20% rest. Or just don't look at the aircraft fatigue numbers.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/21/2012 1:53:01 AM   
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Thanks for the input guys. Not-gamey it is.

Here's the next update.


Jan 6th 1942

Sumatra


The TF carrying the 143rd Rgt is just off of Malacca on its way to Port Blair.

KB

KB is a couple hexes N of Hollandia and on the way to Manado to meet up with various amphibious TFs. With Billís carriers recently showing up off the S coast of Java, I want to get these TFs some air cover before I move them to their destinations of Makassar and Cheribon.

Burma

Port Blair fell to a paradrop by the 1st Raiding Rgt and the 1st Yokosuka SNLF. I was worried that these guys might not be enough to do the job, but the 43:1 combat odds left little doubt.

A night air attack on the airfield at Moulmein destroyed an Oscar on the ground.

The 55th Cav Rgt and the 55th Eng Rgt are 13 and 10 miles from the Tenasserim Battalion one hex SE of Moulmein.

Lilys from Victoria Point performed a ground attack on Port Blair to support the paradrop.

Malaya

The Sallys from Kuantan hit Singapore for a miserable 10 hits on the airfield. Those from Kota Bharu hit the 8th Indiand Brigade at Malacca.

The Imperial Guards Division, 55th and 56th Rgts, 14th Tank Rgt and 18th Mtn Gun Rgt arrived at Port Dickson. They are unpacking and heading to Malacca. The 21st, 114th and 124th Rgts are also closing in on Malacca from different directions. Itís not looking good for those allied boys in Malacca!

The 41st Rgt, 5th Eng Rgt, 5th Recon Rgt and 5th FA are still moving toward Utan Melintang to finish off the 8th Indian and FMSV brigades, but the 22nd Recon Rgt, which was also on its way there has already arrived. Recon shows the allied units are down to about 700 troops. In addition, these guys have been under constant air attack since Dec 7th, so Iím going to do a deliberate attack with just the 22nd Recon.

Java

Not much going on here. Aside from some damaged transports finishing unloading at Cheribon and some subs moving from the area of Merak to Tjilatjap thereís nothing to report.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 17 hits on the airfield and 1 supply dump hit. Recon shows the airfield there is only at 7% damage.

The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando performed another ground attack at Clark. The Bettys at Takao again didnít fly.

The Nells at Cagayan didnít fly today due to weather.

The Tanaka and Kano Detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt arrived at Subic Bay. It looks like the static defense unit is the only LCU left there, so I will do a deliberate attack and see what happens.

The 14th Army units that got roughed up in the initial attack on Clark are somewhat recovered. I donít want to wait too long before a second assault, so theyíll be heading back to Clark in another day or two.

The row boat corps occupied Sibuyan.

Celebes/Timor

The detachment from the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF that took Manado is marching toward Sidate. Another detachment was paradropped onto Donggala and took the base unopposed.

A Dutch sub took a shot at one of the DDs escorting one of my troop-carrying TFs in the Makassar Strait. Luckily, they were duds.

The 1st and 2nd Sasebo SNLFs, which were on their way to rendezvous with the other amphibious TFs in the area, were diverted to Kendari. The landing was uneventful and the place looks to be unoccupied. I should take the base tomorrow with a deliberate attack.

Allied B-17s

Other than a few B-17s hitting one of my infantry divisions in central China, there was no other activity.

Central Pacific

Unoccupied Rabaul fell to elements of the 4th and Southeast Area Fleets.

Subs

Four allied ships were sighted by one of my Glens patrolling off of PM. I have tons of subs in the area. Hopefully some juicy troop transports will try to run the gauntlet.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/23/2012 7:09:05 PM   
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Sumatra


The 1st and 6th Tank Rgts are on their way to Sawahloento and Padang respectively.

The 91st NG has been moved back to Palembang by rail and is unpacked. It will be loaded onto transports and shipped off to Cheribon to help secure the tenuous foothold I have on Java.

KB

One hex NE of Manokwari and heading toward Manado.

Burma

Nine Oscars from Moulmein strafed a couple of xAKLs at Rangoon. They were set to Naval Attack. I wonder why they didnít use bombs.

The 55th Eng Rgt caught up to the Tenasserim Battalion one hex SE of Moulmein. It will perform a deliberate attack tomorrow. The 55th Cav Rgt is a couple miles out and will arrive tomorrow.

Mergui fell to the row boat corps. This is actually a bad thing. I was counting on driving the Victoria Point garrison there so it could be destroyed. It now looks as though Iím going to have another long, drawn out battle to the death with this unit.

Malaya

The Sallys from Kuantan hit Singapore for a meager 7 hits on the airfield. One was destroyed by flak and 18 more were damaged. Those from Kota Bharu hit the 5/14th Punjab Battalion at Malacca.

Lots of troops still closing in on Malacca.

I forgot to keep Kuala Lumpur garrisoned and was the victim of a partisan attack there.

The 22nd Recon finished off the 8th Indian and FMSV brigadeas at Utan Melintang. I was right. Those two brigades were so worn out from air attack, ground attacks and a lack of supply that they posed virtually no resistance.

Java

A couple of fast transport TFs arrived at Cheribon to offload supply.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 17 hits on the airfield and 4 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield there is still only at 7% damage.

The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando performed another ground attack at Clark. The Bettys at Takao again didnít fly.

The Nells at Cagayan hit Tarakanís airfield for 37 hits on the field and another 7 on the supply dump.

The Tanaka and Kano Detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt took Subic Bay with a deliberate attack. The static defense unit was in fact the only LCU left there, so there wasnít much for opposition.

The 14th Army units that got roughed up in the initial attack on Clark are still recovering Ė and very slowly at that. They have decent leaders, are all in Rest mode and have adequate supply. I donít know whatís causing the slow recovery.

Celebes/Timor

The detachment from the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF that took Manado reached Sidate. It will do a deliberate attack on the unoccupied dot hex. After Sidate falls, the only Dutch base left on Celebes will be Loewoek.

SS-S38 put a torpedo into Ise just off Dongalla. Sheíll be in a repair yard for a month or two as a result.

The 1st and 2nd Sasebo SNLFs took Kendari unopposed. Bill is definitely doing a complete Sir Robin.

Allied B-17s

Fourteen of the beasts hit Cheribon and were intercepted by a bunch of Zeros on CAP. Five of the D models and one E model showed up as lost on the aircraft losses screen Ė pretty solid performance by my Zeros, but the pilots and planes are showing very high levels of fatigue. Iím going to have to rotate them out soon.

Central Pacific

The 36th and 37th JNAF Units, currently unpacking in Nagasaki, will be sent to Rabaul so I can get some aircraft there.

Subs

The TF off of PM either avoided my subs, or just moved away from them. Drat.

I-26 off of Lihue was attacked by a couple of DDs in an apparent ASW TF. It looks like Bill is getting sick of her putting torpedoes into everything that sails by.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/24/2012 11:37:19 PM   
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Sumatra


Recon of Sabang, Langsa and Medan showed only one small unit at Sabang. I think Bill is really doing a Sir Robin and pulling back to Java.

An allied TF showed up off Sabang. I have a SCTF covering the 143rd Rgt. I think I will send the amphibious TF by itself to unload at Port Blair and will divert the SCTF to investigate.

The 91st NG is loaded at Palembang and will head to Kalidjati as it also is showing up as unoccupied.

KB

One hex NE of Morotai and heading toward Ternate.

Burma

The 1st RTA/B Rgt arrived at the hex midway between Victoria Point and Mergui. The garrison from Victoria Point is here. I will do a deliberate attack and start the wearing away process.

The Tenasserim Battalion snuck away one hex to the east before the 55th Eng Rgt could launch its deliberate attack. Iíll continue pursuing.

I airlifted the 1st Raiding Rgt and 1st Yokosuka SNLF from Port Blair. The 143rd Rgt is on the way and should be unloading tomorrow.

Malaya

The Sallys from Kuantan hit Singapore for 17 hits on the airfield and 4 supply dump hits. None showed up as lost in the combat report, but six showed up as destroyed by flak in the aircraft lost screen. Those from Kota Bharu rested.

Malacca fell to a deliberate attack by the 21st Rgt. All eight allied units surrendered. Now, Singapore is the only allied base on the Malayan peninsula.

Java

The fast transport TFs continued unloading.

Thirteen B-17s from Soerabaja hit the 121st Mixed Bde. The Zeros on CAP damaged most of them and disrupted the attack sufficiently such that it was nearly completely ineffective.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando and Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Bataan for 36 hits on the airfield and 2 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield there is still only at 12% damage.

The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando performed their daily ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit Tarakanís airfield for 50 hits on the field and another 8 on the supply dump.

The Tanaka and Kano Detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt are on their way to Clark from Subic Bay.

The 14th Army units are still SLOWLY recovering from the initial attack on Clark. At the rate they are going, itís going to be February until theyíre ready for another go at it!

Celebes/Timor

The detachment from the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF took Sidate with a deliberate attack.

Another detachment from the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF was paradropped onto Loewoek and took the base unopposed. Now the entire island is controlled by friendly forces.

The Ise is almost to Ternate with damage at 17-29(27)-2.

The 1st and 2nd Sasebo SNLFs are loading onto transports at Kendari.

Allied B-17s

As mentioned above, thirteen of them showed up over Cheribon again and did very little damage to the 121st Mixed Bde. Iím doing recon over Soerabaja in preparation for air attacks on the airfield. I want to put a hurting on them while Bill has them out and exposed.

Central Pacific

The 36th and 37th JNAF Units are loading up at Nagasaki for the trip to Rabaul.

Subs

Nothing to report.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/25/2012 6:45:40 PM   
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Sumatra


The 1st Tank Rgt arrived at Sawahloento and the 6th Tank Rgt arrived at Padang. Sawahloento appears to be empty, but recon reports five units at Padang. The 1st will do a deliberate attack and take Sawahloento, but the 6th will retreat.

KB

Refueling at Ternate. The amphibious and SCTFs it will provide air cover for are converging here as well.

Burma

I forgot to change the ďFollow TFĒ order for the 143rd Rgtís amphibious TF. It was set to follow the SCTF providing cover for it, so when I sent the SCTF toward Sabang it followed it there rather than continuing on toward Port Blair.

The 1st RTA/B Rgtís attack on the old Victoria Point garrison did nothing, literally nothing. No casualties either side despite 7:1 odds. Whatís up with that?

The 55th Eng Rgt and 55th Cav Rgt are still pursuing the Tenasserim Battalion east of Moulmein.

Malaya

I rested the Sallys at Kota Bharu and Kuantan. The plane fatigue was getting outrageous. I think the large number of Sallys I lost to flak yesterday had something to do with the high fatigue on these planes.

Netties from Singkawang filled in for the resting Sallys and hit the airfield at Singapore for 31 hits while also getting a hit on the supply dump.

LCUs are converging on Singapore. The Imperial Guards, 5th and 18th Divisions are heading to Johore Bharu along with the 25th Army HQ. Elements of the 2nd and 56th Divisions along with the 14th Tank Rgt will form up at Kluong with the Southern Army HQ. My plan is to have the Imperial Guards, 5th and 18th Divisions perform the initial river crossing. Iím hoping that they will be enough to negate the shock attack when the 2nd and 56th Divisions and 14th Tank Rgt cross. Weíll see.

Java

I sent a squadron of Bettys to Soerabaja on a night raid just to give Bill something to think about. They only scored two hits on the runway and damaged a couple of Buffalos on the ground.

The 91st NG TF is three hexes NE of Kalidjati. It will land there tomorrow.

The fast transport TFs finished unloading at Cheribon.

The B-17s from Soerabaja didnít show up today Ė probably resting and repairing in preparation for a raid tomorrow. My Zeros will be waiting.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 15 hits on the airfield and 1 supply dump hit. Recon shows the airfield there is still only at 17% damage.

Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Clark and scored 23 hits. Recon shows 32% damage.

The Anns and Sonias at San Fernando did their daily ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit Malaybalayís airfield for 57 hits on the field and another 4 on the supply dump.

Iím really getting miffed at the slow recovery rates of the 14th Army units. Itís been ten days since the initial attack on Clark and hereís a list showing the change in AV for the most roughed up units involved:

4th Division Ė 224 from a low of 167
65th Brigade Ė 138 from a low of 128
9th Rgt Ė 83 from a low of 38
47th Rgt Ė 89 from a low of 60
48th Eng Ė 31 from a low of 15

They are located at Lingayen (8k supply) and Manila (18k supply), have leaders with inspiration ratings of at least 50 (some are 70+), are taking replacements and are in rest mode. What am I doing wrong here? I read other AARs and I hear of guys being able to attack again after losses like this in 2 or 3 days. Am I just getting really lousy ďrollsĒ, or am I making some fundamental error? Advice is greatly welcome on this!

Celebes/Timor

The 3rd Yokosuka SNLF is going to be relocated to Zamboanga. Currently, the Kure 2nd SNLF is garrisoning the place and Iíd really like to get it out and doing something useful. If I move the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF here, it can meet the garrison requirement with help from the 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy. Since there are countless small and unoccupied allied bases in the area, the Mavis transports can operate out of Zamboanga and drop detachments of paratroopers to try to get things ďcleaned upĒ. I can kind of kill two birds with one stone this way.

The Ise arrived at Ternate. She will get the non-major damage repaired before being sent back to Japan to complete repairs.

The 1st and 2nd Sasebo SNLFs are loaded onto transports and are heading to Ternate to rendezvous with the rest of the forces assembling there for the trip to Java.

Allied B-17s

Just another small raid on the 15th Division in central China.

Central Pacific

The I/66th NG took Kavieng which was unoccupied.

Subs

Three unsuccessful attacks by Dutch subs off Palembang and Singkawang kept my escorts busy. ASW aircraft reported over a dozen sightings in the vicinity of Serasan (NW of Singkawang). I guess Iíd better reroute TFs around this area.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 6:42:44 PM   
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Sumatra


The 1st Tank Rgt took Sawahloento unopposed. The 6th Tank Rgt is retreating from Padang.

KB

Moving W of Ternate to rendezvous with the TFs it is to provide cover for.

Burma

The 143rd Rgtís amphibious TF arrived at Port Blair. It will start unloading tomorrow.

The Allied TF at Sabang has bugged out Ė donít see it anywhere.

The 1st RTA/B Rgtís attack on the old Victoria Point garrison got 25:1 odds and caused 51 enemy casualties.

The 55th Eng Rgt and 55th Cav Rgt are still pursuing the Tenasserim Battalion east of Moulmein.

Recon shows that Pegu only has one enemy unit. The 121st Rgt and a couple of artillery units are about 25 miles out. The 2nd RTA Division is moving to catch up with them from Moulmein.

Malaya

I rested all of the Sallys in this theater. Plane fatigue has been getting ridiculous. I really want to get these planes back in shape.

The Netties from Singkawang also rested. Their fatigue is getting a bit high as well. When I resume attacks on Java, I want them to be in good shape.

The 25th Army is converging on Singapore. I hope to have attacks underway within a week.

Java

The 91st NG landed at Kalidjati without incident. They will take the base tomorrow.

No B-17s in this theater for the second straight day.

Philippines

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 4 hits on the airfield and 4 supply dump hits. Recon shows the airfield there is at 12% damage.

Bettys from Takao and the Anns and Sonias from San Fernando failed to fly today.


The Nells at Cagayan hit Malaybalayís airfield for only 2 hits on the field and another on the supply dump.

Celebes/Timor

The story here is my assembly of forces for the reinforcement of the beachhead on Java. I have a bunch of amphibious and SC TFs moving under an umbrella of ASW. They are going to meet up with KB and move to the Java beaches. The tricky thing here is Billís subs. He has a ton of them around Ambon and Ternate. Iím trying to keep them suppressed with float planes flying ASW. It appears to be working Ė lots of sightings, no attacks.

Allied B-17s

Again, just another small raid on the 15th Division in central China.

South Pacific

Troops from the 84th NG landed at Shortlands and Gasmata. Both bases look to be unoccupied.

The 2nd Independent SNLF Coy took Manus unopposed. It will load back up and head for the shores of Northern New Guinea.

Subs

Not much to report other than lots of sightings off Ambon, Ternate and Singkawang.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 6:59:29 PM   
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Overt made this comment above:

quote:

Not sure this is necessary though. Just stand the groups down for a day or two, or use a certain percentage of rest for the groups, like 50% CAP 20% rest. Or just don't look at the aircraft fatigue numbers.


I tend to go with this approach and wonder if I am missing something. I have read a lot of AARs and most people do not worry about aircraft fatigue other then carrier aircraft since you really need those guys to fly. I fly pretty much non-stop in China and never really have a problem getting an acceptable number of aircraft over the target. I rest about 10% of the group.

Pilot fatigue is a big issue of course.

It still amazes me the B-17snever showed up over Palembang.

Wa


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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 7:26:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Andav

Overt made this comment above:

quote:

Not sure this is necessary though. Just stand the groups down for a day or two, or use a certain percentage of rest for the groups, like 50% CAP 20% rest. Or just don't look at the aircraft fatigue numbers.


I tend to go with this approach and wonder if I am missing something. I have read a lot of AARs and most people do not worry about aircraft fatigue other then carrier aircraft since you really need those guys to fly. I fly pretty much non-stop in China and never really have a problem getting an acceptable number of aircraft over the target. I rest about 10% of the group.

Pilot fatigue is a big issue of course.

It still amazes me the B-17snever showed up over Palembang.

Wa



My apologies. The B-17s did show up to attack the refineries back on Jan 1st. However, I put this info in the "B-17s" part of my post, not the Palembang/Sumatra section. Sorry for the curveball.

As for plane fatigue, I am starting to think that it does matter. I get lots more aircraft lost to AA when plane fatigue gets high. I'm thinking that the AA damage combined with the poor condition of the plane (fatigue) brings them down. Just a hypothesis. Hopefully someone like Alfred can confirm this. That guy knows just about everything there is to know about this game, so if anyone can confirm something, it's him.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 7:28:05 PM   
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Sumatra


The 6th Tank Rgt retreated SE from Padang. Iíll wait until I can soften the place up with air attacks and/or until I can get some extra troops here.

Sallys from Johore Bahru hit the ground troops at Padang.

KB

Met up with most of the Java-bound TFs. Kaga, Ryujo, Hosho and Zuiho are moving around the north end of Borneo and will also meet up with this force.

Burma

My apologies Ė I have been referring to the 112th Rgt as the 121st Rgt. Sorry for any confusion.

The 143rd Rgt unloaded at Port Blair.

The 1st RTA/B Rgtís attack on the old Victoria Point garrison finally eliminated this pesky unit.

The 55th Eng Rgt and 55th Cav Rgt are STILL pursuing the Tenasserim Battalion east of Moulmein. Iím starting to think this is a waste of their time. They could be better utilized with the 112th Rgt.

Recon still shows that Pegu only has one enemy unit. I hope that is accurate. The 112th Rgt and a couple of artillery units are about 3 miles out. The 2nd RTA Division is moving to catch up with them from Moulmein.

Malaya

Sallys from Kuantan hit the airfield at Singapore for 7 hits on the airfield. I am using the air units in this theater with 50% set to rest to alleviate the fatigue issue.

The Netties from Singkawang rested again.

The 25th Army is still converging on Singapore.

Java

The 91st NG took Kalidjati unopposed. I will move a couple of the JNAF units from Cheribon here to get the airfield operational.

No B-17s in this theater for the third straight day.

Recon is showing about 70 fighters and 30 bombers at Soerabaja.

Philippines

Iím fed up with the slow AV recovery rate of the 14th Army, so Iím just throwing caution to the wind and will try another attack as soon as I can get everyone there from Lingayen and Manila. In the meantime, the artillery at Clark did a bombardment to help soften things up.

The Tanaka and Kano detachments got some company at Subic Bay yesterday. The 41st PA Division showed up from Clark. I didnít know its identity until I did a bombardment attack this past turn. I always thought that was a bit odd, recon by bombardment Ė right down to unit identification.

Sallys from San Fernando hit the airfield at Bataan for 8 hits on the airfield. Recon shows 0% damage! He must have a ton of engineers here.

The Anns and Sonias from San Fernando performed a ground attack at Clark.

The Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Clark for 21 hits. Recon is showing 45% damage.

The Nells at Cagayan hit Malaybalayís airfield for only 2 hits on the field and another on the supply dump.

Celebes/Timor

KB has linked up with many of the TFs it will escort to Java. Subs are still all over the place, but my ASW is doing a pretty good job of forcing them to keep their heads down.

A detachment from the 8th JAAF Coy landed at Lomblen. It looks to be unoccupied.

Allied B-17s

Another small raid on the 15th Division in central China and a change of pace Ė a handful flew out of Darwin and hit the airfield at Koepang. Not much to worry about, 5 aircraft and 5 hits. Iím guessing this is just a feint, trying to draw some of my Zeros away from Java. Iím not falling for it.

South Pacific

Troops from the 84th NG took Shortlands and Gasmata Ė both unopposed. The transports will load back up and head for the surrounding (and presumably unoccupied) islands.

Another TF carrying 84th NG troops is a couple hexes off of Tulagi. They should land there tomorrow.

Subs

A Dutch sub showed up off Taliaboe. Escorts chased her off after she ineffectually launched a spread of torpedoes at an APD carrying part of the 3rd Sasebo SNLF.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 8:14:42 PM   
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Sumatra


Now that most of the bases in Malaya have fallen, Iím using those recon assets to scout out the NE coast of Sumatra. It looks like just about everything from Sabang to Tandjoengbalai is empty (or nearly so).

Sallys from Johore Bahru hit the port at Padang. Recon had shown an anchor symbol, so I switched from ground to port attack. I put two bombs each into two xAPs and two xAKLs. All four were listed as ďheavy fires heavy damageĒ.

KB

Located a couple hexes NE of Kendari. They will wait there until Kaga et al catch up.


Borneo

Two detachments from the 81st NG landed in NW Borneo - one at Brunei and the other at Jesselton.

Burma

The Tenasserim Battalion is staying one hex ahead of the 55th Eng Rgt and 55th Cav Rgt and has moved into Rahaeng, which is unoccupied. I have a JNAF Unit that is only a couple daysí march from Rahaeng at Pisanuloke. Hopefully this unit can cross the river and put a hurting on that thorn in my side.

Recon is showing Pegu to be unoccupied. I donít trust that report. In fact, Iím holding up the 112th Rgt in its advance to allow the 2nd RTA Division to catch up. This way, theyíll both cross the river together. If the shock attack messes up a unit, hopefully it will be the Thais.

Malaya

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Johore Bahru hit the airfield and port at Singapore for 19 hits on the airfield and one on the port.

The Netties from Singkawang rested Ė again. Those buys are getting in some good Zs.

The 25th Army is still converging on Singapore - another day or two and I should be able to recombine the 5th and 18th Divisions for the initial assault with the Imperial Guards.

Tandjoengpinang (the little island off of Singapore) was occupied by the row boat corps. What does that say about the status of Billís Singapore garrison? Maybe Iíll be able to take the place with the initial assault.

Java

The 121st Mixed Bde and a couple of JNAF units arrived at Kalidjati from Cheribon. I have a couple of 31-plane Zero squadrons at Singkawang resting. Once theyíre good and rested, Iíll transfer them to Kalidjati and have them sweep Soerabaja.

No B-17s in this theater for the fourth straight day.

Recon is sill showing about 70 fighters and 30 bombers at Soerabaja.

Philippines

All of the assault troops plus supporting artillery are in place at Clark. Tomorrow I will do another deliberate attack. I am overstacked again, so after the attack, I will pull back toward Lingayen and Manila to rest and get that stacking penalty off my back. Hopefully things will go better this second time around.

A second bombardment attack took place at Clark to try to get things softened up a bit before the big assault.

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did a deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay yesterday. The 1:1 odds resulted in about 75 casualties to each side.

Sallys from San Fernando and Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Bataan for 8 hits on the airfield and two on the supply dump. Recon shows 7% damage. At least itís not 0%.

The Anns and Sonias from San Fernando performed another ground attack at Clark.

The Nells at Cagayan hit Malaybalayís airfield for only 4 hits on the airfield.

Celebes/Timor

Bill still has lots of subs everywhere, but none are able to get attacks off, probably due to my heavy ASW in the area.

The detachment from the 8th JAAF Coy took Lomblen unopposed. It will reload onto transports and take some of the surrounding small bases.

Makassar expanded its airfield to size 4. Once I can get the 5th Air Division there, Iíll bring in some Netties to help add some punch to this theater. Currently, the 5th Air Division is boarded onto one of the amphibious TFs escorted by KB

Allied B-17s

Billís B-17s in China shifted their attention from the 15th Division to the 35th Division. Other than that, no attacks.

South Pacific

The 84th NG detachment bound for Tulagi landed there without incident. It will take the place tomorrow. Other 84th NG detachments are loading back onto transports at Shortlands and Gasmata.

Subs

Lots of sightings in the vicinity of KB and the TFs she is escorting. The industrial strength ASW I have flying overhead seems to be doing the trick though. Many sightings, no attacks Ė thatís how I like it.

I have subs off of Port Moresby. There have been several sightings of Allied ships by their Glens, but I havenít gotten off any attacks. Iím beginning to think the sightings are bogus.

I have another group of subs off of Wake and another off of Tjilatjap. Those off of Tjilatjap keep getting sighted by Allied patrols, so I think Iíd better change their location.


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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 8/30/2012 10:06:04 PM   
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BIG NEWS TODAY!

Sumatra

Iíve been thinking about the situation at Padang. Iím guessing the units Bill has there arenít much, so Iím moving both the 1st and 6th Tank Rgts to the base. Once I can get the 1st Raiding Rgt and the 1st Yokosuka SNLF to a point where I can paradrop them onto Padang, I will try to take the place with the tanks and paratroopers

The anchor symbol is gone from Padang, so those ships are either sunk or heading elsewhere.

Borneo

Brunei was occupied before the 81st NG detachmentís deliberate attack could proceed. At Jesselton, the other detachment drove part of the 108th RN BF out after getting 3:1 odds.

A detachment of the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF took Sandakan.

KB

Still located a couple hexes NE of Kendari and waiting for Kaga and her entourage to arrive.

Burma

The 34th JNAF Unit is 1 mile from Rahaeng. They should cross the river and do a shock attack and hopefully put a hurting on the Tenasserim Battalion in the process.

Recon is still showing Pegu to be unoccupied. The 112th Rgt and 2nd RTA are a day or two away. Hopefully that recon report is right. Crossing the river without incident would be nice.

Malaya

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Johore Bahru hit the airfield at Singapore for 23 hits on the airfield and 2 supply dump hits.

The Netties from Singkawang are still resting.

The 25th Army is almost in position. The 5th, 18th and Imperial Guards Divisions are assembling at Johore Bahru. Everyone else is forming up at Kluong to avoid overstacking. The 25th Army and Southern Army HQs are going to stay at Johore Bahru. From there, they both should be able to add their bonus to the attack(s).

Iíve brought some transports to Malacca. The three battalions of the 124th Rgt are located here. Iíve been wondering what I should do with them and have now decided to use them to take the bases along the NW coast of Sumatra which now appear to be lightly defended.

A couple of DDs on ASW duty ran into MMS-94 off of Port Swettenham and promptly sank her with a single shot from a 12 cm deck gun. What the &%$# is an MMS? It doesnít show up in the manual, so Iím assuming itís some kind of Babes add-on.

Java

The 50th JAAF Bn is loaded up in an amphibious TF just off of Billiton and bound for Cheribon. I have a personal HR in which I try to use only IJA aviation support for IJA aircraft and IJN aviation support for IJN aircraft, so Iíll move the Zeros at Cheribon over to Kalidjati and fly in an Oscar Sentai or two to Cheribon.

No B-17s in this theater for the fifth straight day.

Recon is still showing about 70 fighters and 30 bombers at Soerabaja.

I also sent some recon aircraft to scout out Denpasar and found another 60 fighters.

Philippines

Hereís the BIG NEWS. Clark fell to a deliberate attack! Only the 20th Rgt suffered heavy casualties. Everyone else (most of the 14th Army, the 4th, 21st and 33rd Divisions plus the Hong Kong artillery batteries) is in good shape. Prior to the attack, every available bomber flew ground support Ė not sure if this was much of a factor or not. Hereís the combat report.

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 54238 troops, 625 guns, 387 vehicles, Assault Value = 1563
Defending force 27802 troops, 374 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 682

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 976
Allied adjusted defense: 472

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Clark Field !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2204 casualties reported
Squads: 106 destroyed, 241 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 31 (6 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
7737 casualties reported
Squads: 240 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 331 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 83 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 166 (152 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 84 (82 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 16


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
21st Division
65th Brigade
16th Recon Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
16th Engineer Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
14th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
PAF Aviation
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
I Philippine Corps
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Asiatic Fleet
Clark Field AAF Base Force

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay yesterday. The 2:1 odds resulted in about 100 casualties to each side.

The Nells at Cagayan did not fly due to weather.

Celebes/Timor

Still lots of subs but no attacks - ASW is working nicely.

The detachment from the 8th JAAF Coy that took Lomblen is loading back up on transports.

A couple of 9-plane Zero squadrons at Makassar failed to sweep Denpasar as they were ordered.

Allied B-17s

A couple of small raids in China and one at Koepang Ė I really think Bill is using the Koepang raids to draw some of my Zeros away from Java.

South Pacific

The 84th NG detachment took Tulagi unopposed.

The 51st, 52nd and 61st NGs are loading onto transports at Jaluit. They will be bound for Makin/Tarawa, Ocean Island and Naru Island respectively. I have a couple of barge TFs following the Makin/Tarawa force. These will be used to transport small detachments of the 51st NG to other islands in the Gilberts chain.

Subs

Nothing new to report.


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Sumatra


The 1st and 6th Tank Rgts arrived at Padang. The 1st Raiding Rgt and 1st Yokosuka SNLF are heading to Alor Star and Georgetown. Once there, they will be paradropped onto Padang and the tank regiments will do a deliberate attack.

Borneo

The 81st NG detachment that took Brunei is loading back onto transports and will head to Saigon to serve as the garrison there. Combined with a SBF that just arrived there, this will free up the 41st Guard Bn for use elsewhere.

The 81st NG detachment that took Jesselton is pursuing the 108th RN Base Force to Kudat.

KB

Located midway between Makassar and Kendari and shepherding the amphibious TFs bound for Java.

Burma

The 34th JNAF Unit trounced the Tenasserim Battalion at Rahaeng and retook the base.

The 112th Rgt and 2nd RTA crossed the river into Pegu. It is still unoccupied. They will attack tomorrow and take the base.

Malaya

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Johore Bahru performed a ground attack at Singapore to soften the place up a bit before the assault.

The Netties from Singkawang are still resting.

The 25th Army is almost in position. The entire 18th Division is at Johore Bahru and will recombine. The 5th Division is also all there, but a couple units are still in Strat mode. Once they unpack, the division will recombine. The Imperial Guards are also there. The assault force should be on the way out in another couple days.

The first of the three battalions of the 124th Rgt is loaded up at Malacca. It will head to Tandjoengbalai.

Java

The 50th JAAF Bn is another dayís sail from Cheribon.

No B-17s in this theater for the sixth straight day.

Recon is still showing about 70 fighters and 30 bombers at Soerabaja and 60 at Denpasar.

Philippines

Itís time to clear out at Clark to avoid overstacking. The 4th and 21st Division will garrison the place along with the engineers from the 16th and 48th Divisions. The engineers will only stick around until the airfield is repaired. Then, they will head to Manila to join up with the rest of their divisions. The 33rd Division is on its way to Batangas to load onto transports for the trip to Burma.

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 1:1 odds resulted in about 100 Japanese casualties and 140 Filipino casualties.

The 1st Sasebo SNLF performed a deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison one hex to the NE. The 11:1 odds resulted in only 7 allied casualties.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Iloilo for 62 hits and 7 hits to the supply dump.

Celebes/Timor

The allied wolfpack is still being kept at bay by my floatplanes flying ASW.

The detachment from the 8th JAAF Coy landed at Larantoeka and Pantar. The bases are unoccupied, as expected.

The 9-plane Zero squadrons at Makassar again failed to sweep Denpasar as they were ordered. This is starting to get irritating.

Allied B-17s

Just a 5-plane raid at Koepang (again).

South Pacific

The 51st, 52nd and 61st NGs are loaded up and heading out to Makin/Tarawa, Ocean Island and Naru Island. The barge TFs are following the 51st NG on its trip to the Gilberts.

Subs

All quiet for the second day in a row.

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Sumatra


The tank regiments at Sabang are waiting for the paratroopers in Malaya to get to their airfields.

The I/124th Rgt landed at Tandjoengbalai. It looks like there is a small garrison there. Hopefully a deliberate attack will take the place.

Borneo

The 81st NG detachment that took Jesselton is about halfway to Kudat.

Iím sending lots of cargo TFs to Miri so I can begin repairs on the oil and refinery.

The Netties from Singkawang are still resting.

Tawau fell to a paradrop by a detachment of the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF based now at Zamboanga.

KB

At Makassar and waiting for Kaga to arrive.

Burma

The 112th Rgt and 2nd RTA took Pegu unopposed.

Rangoon also looks to be empty. Iíll send the 2nd RTA there to take it. It will also serve as the garrison.

The 112th Rgt will head to Toungoo. It looks like Bill is pulling back to there. Recon shows 14 units are there.

Malaya

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Johore Bahru performed another ground attack at Singapore.

Almost ready to begin the trip from Johore Bahru to Singapore. Iím just waiting for a couple of elements of the 5th Division to unpack. Once they do, the division will recombine and three full-strength infantry divisions will head to Singapore.

The second of the three battalions of the 124th Rgt is loading up at Malacca. It will head to Tandjoengbalai.

Java

The 50th JAAF Bn arrived at Cheribon.

No B-17s in this theater for a full week now. Iím guessing Bill is not willing to risk them against all the Zeros I have in the area.

Recon is now showing only about 50 fighters and 30 bombers at Soerabaja and only 50 fighters at Denpasar.

Philippines

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 3:1 odds resulted in about 40 Japanese casualties and 80 Filipino casualties.

The 1st Sasebo SNLF performed another deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison one hex to the NE. The 21:1 odds resulted in only 5 allied casualties.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Cebu for 46 hits and 9 hits to the supply dump.

Celebes/Timor

The detachments from the 8th JAAF Coy took Larantoeka and Pantar without opposition.

The two 9-plane Zero squadrons at Makassar finally swept Denpasar. For the loss of one Zero, 2 H81-A3s and 2 Buffalos were shot down. Theyíll repeat tomorrow.

Allied B-17s

None flew today, but some SB-IIIs and A-29A Hudsons took over for them in China performing two small raids on some of my infantry in clear hexes.

South Pacific

The 51st, 52nd and 61st NGs landed at Makin, Naru Island and Ocean Island. All three were unoccupied, so they all fell with the auto shock attacks.

Detachments from the 84th NG landed at Lunga, Tassafaronga and Finschhafen. All three look to be unoccupied, so they should be in Japanese hands by tomorrow.

Subs

All quiet for the third day in a row.


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Sumatra


The attack on Sabang is a couple days out. The paratroopers are almost to their bases of departure - Georgetown and Alor Star. Topsys and Sallys are operating out of Georgetown and will transport the 1st Raiding Rgt while Thalias and Tinas are flying from Alor Star and will transport the 1st Yokosuka SNLF.

The I/124th Rgt performed a deliberate attack at Tandjoengbalai and roughed up the Medan and Sabang base forces which retreated toward Medan.

The II/124th Rgt is loaded up at Malacca and will move to Tandjoengbalai as well. The III/124th Rgt is loading at Malacca and will probably head there too.

Borneo

The 81st NG detachment that took Jesselton another day or two from Kudat.

The Netties at Singkawang are still resting.

I forgot to change the orders for the Mavis transports at Zamboanga, so rather than picking up the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF detachment at Tawau, they sent more of the unit there. Can you say ďboneheadĒ?

KB

At Makassar and ready to go. Kaga arrived and I shuffled carriers around a bit. Kaga joined KB while Ryujo and Zuiho are in a TF by themselves and Hosho and Taiyo are in a third TF.

Burma

The 112th Rgt is on its way to Toungoo from Pegu while the 2nd RTA Division is heading to Rangoon.

The 55th Cav Rgt and 55th Eng Rgt are almost to Rahaeng. Once they get there, they will be airlifted to Pegu or Rangoon.

Twenty-two Oscars flying out of Moulmein swept Toungoo and engaged 4 Buffaloes. No aircraft were shot down, but all of the Buffaloes were damaged and had to abort.

Malaya

Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Johore Bahru performed another ground attack at Singapore. Some Sallys from Kuantan joined the fun.

The Singapore assault force is all formed up. The stragglers from the 5th Division finally finished unpacking and the division is now recombined. The 5th, 18th and Imperial Guards Divisions will march to Singapore while the 25th Army and Southern Army HQs remain at Johore Bharu. From there, they both should be able to add their bonuses. Most of the 2nd and 56th Divisions are at Kluong in strat mode. Once the assault force gets to Singapore, they will move to Johore Bharu and unpack, then they will head to Singapore to assist. I also have a dozen or so artillery units plus a tank regiment at Kluong. They will follow along with the two infantry divisions.

Java

Recon is showing 50 fighters and 40 bombers at Soerabaja and 50 fighters at Denpasar.

Recon also shows that the western end of the island is almost vacated. There are a couple units each at Batavia and Bandoeng, but other than that, it is basically empty. I will march the 121st Mixed Bde and the 91st NG from Kalidjati to Bandoeng to investigate. I also have the 2nd and 4th Yokosuka SNLFs at Palembang. I am thinking about loading them onto transports and unloading them at Buitenzorg. From there, they can march to Batavia and hopefully take the place.

Philippines

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 5:1 odds resulted in about 70 Japanese casualties and 80 Filipino casualties. This is going to take FOREVER!

The 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy performed another deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison. The 21:1 odds resulted in only 8 allied casualties. It looks like this is going to take some time too.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Cebu again Ė this time for 32 hits and 12 hits to the supply dump.

Clarkís overstacking has been alleviated. The 14th Army has relocated to Manila. The 33rd Division is on its way to Batangas. From there it will load up on transports and head to Burma. Still at Clark are the 4th and 21st Divisions plus four JAAF Bns.

The Sallys, Sonias and Anns have been relocated to Clark. In addition, one of the Ann units upgraded to 2E bombers without PP penalty. I first had to upgrade them to Lilys first, then to Sallys. Going straight to Sallys would have incurred the penalty, but using the Lily first avoided the penalty.

Jakes stationed at Manila attacked the PT TF Bill has at Bataan. One PT was destroyed, but one Jake was shot down. In my book, that is a net negative.

Celebes/Timor

The detachments from the 8th JAAF Coy are loading up at Larantoeka and Pantar. They will head to Maumere and Alor.

The two 9-plane Zero squadrons at Makassar swept Denpasar again. One H81-A3 and 2 Buffalos were shot down for no loss. Iíll keep sweeping as long as I keep getting favorable results like this.

Allied B-17s

None flew again today, but the SB-IIIs and A-29A Hudsons filled in for them again. Iím guessing Bill is massing these guys for something big Ė possibly another shot at the refineries at Palembang?

South Pacific

Part of the 51st NG landed at and took Tarawa. As expected, it was not occupied. It will load back up onto barges and take some of the surrounding dot bases. The other half of the unit over at Makin is loading back onto transports and will head to Tabiteuea.

The 52nd and 61st NGs at Ocean and Naru Islands are loading back up and will head to the Solomons or the New Hebrides.

Lunga fell to the row boat corps before the 84th NG detachment could launch its attack. Tassafaronga and Finschhafen fell to deliberate attacks by other elements from the 84th NG.

Subs

Still all quiet Ė four days running now.

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Sumatra


The attack on Sabang is still waiting for the paratroopers in Malaya to get to their departure points.

The I/124th Rgt is at Tandjoengbalai and moving toward Sibolga.

The II/124th Rgt has arrived at Tandjoengbalai. The III/124th Rgt has loaded up at Malacca and is heading there as well.

DDs Karii and Yungai found and sank two HDMLs off Medan.

Borneo

The 81st NG detachment that took Jesselton is almost to Kudat.

Tawi Tawi fell to a paradrop by the 3rd Yokosuka SNLF.

Most of the Netties at Singkawang have been relocated to Kalidjati and Makassar. These bases are within Zero escort range, so next turn, they will hit Soerabaja.

KB

Temporary change in plans - some of the LCUs bound for Java have accumulated a large amount of disruption while boarded onto transports, so they are going to unload at Makassar to recover a bit. Meanwhile, KB will escort a tanker TF that just left Pontianak bound for Makassar.

Burma

The 2nd RTA Division is almost to Rangoon.

The 55th Cav Rgt and 55th Eng Rgt arrived Rahaeng. Transports are airlifting the 55th Eng to Pegu.

Oscars out of Moulmein swept Toungoo and shot down 1 Buffalo for no loss.

Malaya

The 5th, 18th and Imperial Guards Divisions are 23 miles from Singapore.

LBA from Johore Bahru and Kuantan performed another ground attack on the Singapore garrison.

Java

Two 30-plane Zero squadrons based at Kalidjati swept Soerbaja and had a field day. According to the combat report, one H81-A3, 3 Buffalos, 3 B-339Ds and 3 75A-7 Hawks were shot down for no loss. The air loss screen shows far greater allied losses - 3 H81-A3, 15 Buffalos, 6 B-339Ds and 5 75A-7 Hawks lost in A2A. They will rest tomorrow and sweep again the day after.

Recon is showing 50 fighters and 60 bombers at Soerabaja and 30 fighters at Denpasar. Apparently, Bill is massing his bombers at Soerabaja.

The 121st Mixed Bde and the 91st NG are almost to Buitenzorg.

Philippines

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did still another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 5:1 odds resulted in about 60 Japanese casualties and 50 Filipino casualties.

The 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy performed another deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison. The 10:1 odds resulted in only 7 allied casualties.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Cebu again Ė this time for 37 hits and 2 hits to the supply dump.

Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Bataan for 41 hits and 7 on the supply dump.

Celebes/Timor

The detachments from the 8th JAAF Coy landed at Maumere and Alor. The bases look to be unoccupied.

The two 9-plane Zero squadrons at Makassar swept Denpasar again. Again, no Zeros were lost, but one H81-A3 and 3 Buffalos were shot down.

South Pacific

Torokina fell to the row boat corps before the 84th NG detachment could perform its deliberate attack.

The Treasury Islands fell to another 84th NG detachment.

Subs

Still all quiet Ė five days running now.


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Waiting on a turn from Bill, so I figured I'd give an industry update.

Below is a screenshot that summarizes what's going on at this point.

Aircraft R&D - I've expanded several factories to the magic size of 30 - 8 Rufes (only because it is the first in the A6M3 line), 8 Tojos, 8 Jills and 8 Judys. These are the only four types I am actively researching now as they are the earliest to arrive of those types I'd like to "push" and hence will be the quickest to repair. As supply builds in Japan, I will move on to some other factories and start work on other lines.

Naval Shipyards - I've expanded all by about 30 from starting levels. Currently I have only halted the Shinano. All Unryu class CVs are being accelerated as is the Hiyo (so it will arrive with the Junyo).

Aircraft Production - I'm going to expand the Sally factory to about 50. I had hoped that 25 would have sufficed, but losses have been a bit more than I anticipated. I am contemplating expanding the Oscar factory, but for now, the total of 100 per month seems to be fine.

Engines - More expansion is planned for all Nakajimas and the Mitsubishi 32 and 33.

Vehicles - I've done a little expansion, but I don't want to invest in this too much yet. I am Japan, not Germany, so tanks are not all that important compared to planes and ships.






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Have you accelerated any of your CVEs?

They are built using merchant shipyards, and there are plenty of slow xAKs you don't ever need to be building. Once they are built you can even shut down most of your merchant yards to save HI or convert some to Naval yards.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I wasn't accelerating any, but now I'm accelerating the four that arrive relatively early on (prior to 1944). I'm not sure I will accelerate the remainder. They're all pretty useless (capacities less than 12) and can't be accelerated at the current time anyway.

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Sumatra


The paratroopers that will be dropping onto Sabang are almost to their departure points in Malaya.

The 124th Rgtís battalions are at Tandjoengbalai in one way or another. One is completely unloaded and heading toward Sibolga. The other two are unloading from transports.

Borneo

The 81st NG detachment that took Jesselton arrived at Kudat. It will deliberate attack tomorrow.

Tapul was occupied by the row boat corps.

KB

Located four hexes SW of Balikpapan and heading westward to link up with the tanker TF from Singkawang bound for Makassar.

Burma

The 2nd RTA Division reached Rangoon. The place looks empty, so it should be taken tomorrow.

Transports continue airlifting the 55th Eng from Rahaeng to Pegu.

Oscars out of Moulmein swept Toungoo and encountered no opposition. Recon shows that Bill has completely pulled out of there.

Malaya

The 5th, 18th and Imperial Guards Divisions are 13 miles from Singapore.

LBA from Johore Bahru and Kuantan did not fly due to weather.

Java

The 30-plane Zero squadrons based at Kalidjati rested today.

I was going to hit Soerabaja with Netties based at Kalidjati and Makassar, but recon is showing 40 fighters there. Iíll wait for another sweep to whittle them down a bit more before I commit the Netties.

The 121st Mixed Bde and the 91st NG arrived at Buitenzorg. There are a couple of allied units there, so I will do a bombardment attack to determine their identities before I attack.

Philippines

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did still another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 30:1 odds resulted in about 10 Japanese casualties and 100 Filipino casualties.

The 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy performed another deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison. The 11:1 odds resulted in 19 allied casualties.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfields at Tarakan and Malaybalay Ė 11 airfield hits and 1 hit to the supply dump at Malaybalay and 3 airfield hits at Tarakan.

Bettys from Takao hit the airfield at Bataan for 28 hits and 6 on the supply dump. Meanwhile, Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Clark also hit Bataan for 44 airfield hits and 14 supply dump hits.

Celebes/Timor

The detachments from the 8th JAAF Coy took Alor and Maumere. They will load up onto transports to be taken to two more of the small nearby bases.

The Zero squadrons at Makassar rested. In a couple of days, they will escort some Netties to hit the airfield at Soerabaja.

South Pacific

Abemama fell to the 51st NG.

Subs

SS I-156 missed an AS off Denpasar, but I-155 put two torpedoes into an xAKL in the same vicinity.

A Dutch sub showed up off Palembang. An ASW TF of 4 DDs dropped some depth charges to no effect.

B-17s

The buggers showed up for the first time in a while today and hit an LCU in NW China and the airbase at Koepang. Eleven of them hit the 4th Cav Bde 5 hexes W of Paotow. Three showed up over Koepang and did a fair amount of damage considering the small size of the raid Ė 6 runway hits and 2 hits on the supply dump.

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RE: August 4th - A Day That Will Live In Infamy (No Khy... - 9/11/2012 1:53:45 AM   
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My apologies Ė in my last couple of updates, I had stated that the 121st Mixed Bde and the 91st NG were at Buitenzorg. Thatís not where they are Ė theyíre at Bandoeng. Sorry for any confusion.

Sumatra

The paratroopers that will be dropping onto Sabang are all set and ready to go and will be transported tomorrow. In addition, the two tank regiments already there will perform a deliberate attack.

The II and III battalions of the 124th Rgt are pursuing the former Tandjoengbalai garrison. The I/124th is on its way to Sibolga.

Borneo

The I/81st NG detachment took Kudat. Now, Kuching is the only enemy base in W Sumatra.

The Oil and Refineries at Miri are starting to repair. I have several cargo TFs on the way there to unload supply to ensure the repair continues.

KB

Located two hexes W of Sampit. I have a choice of what to do here. A tanker TF, bound for Makassar, is in the same hex. An amphibious TF carrying the 14th Division (recently bought out of Manchukuo) is a couple daysí sail from Kalidjati. Iím leaning toward escorting the 14th Division and letting the tankers take their chances with only a surface escort.

Burma

Rangoon was occupied by the row boat corps before the 2nd RTA Division could take the place. The Thai division will serve as the garrison.

Transports continue airlifting the 55th Eng from Rahaeng to Pegu.

Oscars out of Moulmein swept Toungoo again and once more encountered no opposition.

Malaya

The 5th, 18th and Imperial Guards Divisions are 1 mile from Singapore. They will cross the river and assault tomorrow! Banzai!
Burma
IJA bombers from Johore Bahru and Kuantan performed a ground attack against the defenders of Singapore as did Bettys from Singkawang.

Java

One of the 30-plane Zero squadrons based at Kalidjati swept Soerabaja and found the hunting very good again. For no loss, they shot down 2 B-339Ds and 3 75A-7 Hawks.

Iíll keep sweeping until the allied fighter opposition is reduced a bit more. Then, Iíll start bombing with Netties from Kalidjati and Makassar.

The bombardment by the 121st Mixed Bde at Bandoeng showed just a couple of rear-area units. Iíll do a deliberate attack and take the place tomorrow.

Philippines

The Tanaka and Kano detachments and the 48th Recon Rgt did another deliberate attack against the 41st PA Division at Subic Bay. The 17:1 odds resulted in about 20 Japanese casualties and 120 Filipino casualties. If this casualty ratio continues, I should be done with these holdouts once and for all soon.

The 1st Sasebo SNLF Coy performed another deliberate attack against the former Zamboanga garrison. The 21:1 odds resulted in 25 allied casualties.

The Nells at Cagayan hit the airfield at Malaybalay Ė 24 airfield hits and 2 hits to the supply dump.

Bettys from Takao and Sallys, Anns and Sonias from Clark hit Bataan for 80 airfield hits and 10 supply dump hits.

Celebes/Timor

The detachments from the 8th JAAF Coy are loaded onto transports at Alor and Maumere. Iím not sure where Iíll send them yet.

The Zero squadrons at Makassar rested a bit more. Soon, they will escort some Netties to hit the airfield at Soerabaja.

South Pacific

Tabiteuea fell to the 51st NG and Stewart Island fell to a detachment from the 84th NG.

Subs

The captain of SS I-156 elected to not waste torpedoes on an xAKL off Denpasar.

A Dutch sub showed up off Palembang again. The four DDs on ASW duty used up some more depth charges for no effect.

B-17s

Ten B-17s showed up over Koepang again and put a hurting on the airfield Ė 11 hits on the airfield and 4 on the supply dump.

(in reply to Icedawg)
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