Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week Battle Academy Battle Academy 2 Out now!Legions of Steel ready for betaBattle Academy 2 gets trailers and Steam page!Deal of the Week Germany at WarSlitherine Group acquires Shenandoah StudioNew information and screenshots for Pike & ShotDeal of the Week Pride of NationsTo End All Wars Releasing on Steam! Slitherine is recruiting: Programmers required
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE Page: <<   < prev  102 103 [104] 105 106   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 8:16:53 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert


quote:

ORIGINAL: JohnDillworth

quote:

If memory serves me right, in the epic game between PzB vs Andy Mac, PzB was doing very well as Japan. He to ran out of supplies late in the game. I don't think they even finished it because of this problem.

You and Brad need to discuss what to do about this issue. Post in the Mod Section about this in the DBB 30 thread. It needs a solution.

_____________________________


Would this have been alleviated had Japan built less "stuff"? Japan can build thousands of planes above historical production, would that have contributed to the current supply problems?


Yes, and the supply situation should be dire for Japan in the late game if the Empire is still extended and the LOC is long and difficult. I think this is something we have to live with playing Japan, especially in a scenario that has no supply produced by refineries (not that I like this solution, since those places did produce the stuff that planes run on in the war, and in the game this is supply).


quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

If memory serves me right, in the epic game between PzB vs Andy Mac, PzB was doing very well as Japan. He to ran out of supplies late in the game. I don't think they even finished it because of this problem.

You and Brad need to discuss what to do about this issue. Post in the Mod Section about this in the DBB 30 thread. It needs a solution.


As posted above, I get that playability would suggest that it needs a solution, but would a nation keep it's Empire extended if it couldn't supply it's forces, or would it begin to conserve, stop expanding factories, live with less and begin an intentional strategic pull back? Sucks, but maybe that's the solution.

quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Pretty simply: i produce 25,900 supplies daily, while i spend an average of 29,000 every day. Even if Brad didn't bomb some of my HIs in China, i couldn't produce much more than 26,500.
That's because in this mod (DBB) the refineries do not produce supplies, so i have far less supplies produced than in stock.

The problem is that i'm going to spend even more...with all the LCUs coming as reinforcements in the next months....

Stop spending more than you produce. Turn off factory repair and units replacements. Your supply usage should drop to less than 10K/day.


These suggestions can at least keep you going while the supply builds up again. I know you've already turned off a lot of fort building. I also had to do this at various points. I look at supply levels every day, and i'm not in nearly as extreme a scenario.




Yes guys, I do think that, even if maybe a little bit extreme in this Mod, Japan SHOULD suffer, economically speaking, late in the war. Supplies are going to be scarce and so will be oil and fuel. Just like in RL. It's part of the game, part of the equation and part of the fun playing the bad guys.
I won't ask Brad anything about that. Japan, given its economical structure, even if better led than in RL (am I really leading it better than my RL counterparts? not so sure...), should not be able to keep on feeding an Empire so big in 1944. Plain and simple.

At the same time Pax is very right. I didn't think of all the supplies i'm spending repairing factories and replacing squads. It's possibly the only sector where I simply didn't look deep enough. Thank you!

Will try to turn off something... not that easy but I will try. Let's see how things change.


Speaking about my RL counterparts... yesterday night I had some problems sleeping (love problems, you know ) and I read few pages of Fire in the Sky... then a read a sentence that enlighted me... in Jan 1944 the japs were still fighting from Rabaul...which remained, throughout the whole 1943 an active base...
By Jan 1944 I had already lost the whole Solomons, Papua-NG, got Timor surrounded and the allies with a foothold in the Mollucces... am I really doing better than RL? Not that much, at least speaking about my dominions... the allies are much closer to HI and to the PI than they were, in feb 1944, in RL...

(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3091
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 8:18:10 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
Tomorrow I foresee another air operation against Roti and Biak... if i'm not mistake, Brad is gonna find there some decent opposition!

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3092
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 9:44:10 AM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Speaking about my RL counterparts... yesterday night I had some problems sleeping (love problems, you know ) and I read few pages of Fire in the Sky... then a read a sentence that enlighted me... in Jan 1944 the japs were still fighting from Rabaul...which remained, throughout the whole 1943 an active base...
By Jan 1944 I had already lost the whole Solomons, Papua-NG, got Timor surrounded and the allies with a foothold in the Mollucces... am I really doing better than RL? Not that much, at least speaking about my dominions... the allies are much closer to HI and to the PI than they were, in feb 1944, in RL...


I hope your lady issues resolve soon and you can go back to losing sleep for other more positive reasons.

_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3093
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 9:48:33 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert


quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Speaking about my RL counterparts... yesterday night I had some problems sleeping (love problems, you know ) and I read few pages of Fire in the Sky... then a read a sentence that enlighted me... in Jan 1944 the japs were still fighting from Rabaul...which remained, throughout the whole 1943 an active base...
By Jan 1944 I had already lost the whole Solomons, Papua-NG, got Timor surrounded and the allies with a foothold in the Mollucces... am I really doing better than RL? Not that much, at least speaking about my dominions... the allies are much closer to HI and to the PI than they were, in feb 1944, in RL...


I hope your lady issues resolve soon and you can go back to losing sleep for other more positive reasons.


I hope so... but this morning, for example, it's a constant exchange of whatsup messages...not very pleasant!

Sometimes I wish I preferred the carrot rather than the potatoe ...life would be much easier

(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3094
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:04:24 AM   
JocMeister

 

Posts: 5070
Joined: 7/29/2009
From: Sweden
Status: offline
Sorry to hear about the GF problems. Hope it works out!

Don´t lose any sleep over the game though. You are doing extremely well and you have now kept Bran in almost the same place for what now? 4-6 months? Quite a achievement!

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3095
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:30:30 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Sorry to hear about the GF problems. Hope it works out!

Don´t lose any sleep over the game though. You are doing extremely well and you have now kept Bran in almost the same place for what now? 4-6 months? Quite a achievement!



I'm happy about my achievements so far. My consideration was concerning what happened in RL... in game terms, even if Japan hasn't had any Midway and has won (or at least not lost) all the major naval and air engagements of the war, the allies are advancing far more fast than in RL.

(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 3096
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:34:16 AM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

Sorry to hear about the GF problems. Hope it works out!

Don´t lose any sleep over the game though. You are doing extremely well and you have now kept Bran in almost the same place for what now? 4-6 months? Quite a achievement!



I'm happy about my achievements so far. My consideration was concerning what happened in RL... in game terms, even if Japan hasn't had any Midway and has won (or at least not lost) all the major naval and air engagements of the war, the allies are advancing far more fast than in RL.


That faster pace is possible in game where it wasn't as much in the war. Plus Nimitz and others were a bit more risk averse than most Allied players. Losing ships meant losing men. Look at how many ships were lost in 44-45. Not many. It's amazing they achieved what they did with so few big defeats on the way.

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
Sometimes I wish I preferred the carrot rather than the potatoe ...life would be much easier


Is this an Italian idiom? What does this mean?!?

_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3097
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:41:27 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
mmm...let's see how can I explain it... no, it's not an idiom... but I thought that language would be "international"

Ok, let's say 99,9% of this forum members have carrots... and the 0,1% have potatoes!

Just imagine how sweet would be life if you could eat a salad of carrots playing witp instead of a Salzkartoffeln watching Gray's Anatomy

(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3098
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:44:18 AM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

mmm...let's see how can I explain it... no, it's not an idiom... but I thought that language would be "international"

Ok, let's say 99,9% of this forum members have carrots... and the 0,1% have potatoes!

Just imagine how sweet would be life if you could eat a salad of carrots playing witp instead of a Salzkartoffeln watching Gray's Anatomy


Ha!

I think I know what you mean now!

If this is the same lady I met, though, I'd say her Salzkartoffeln might be worth it!

_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3099
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:48:06 AM   
JocMeister

 

Posts: 5070
Joined: 7/29/2009
From: Sweden
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

That faster pace is possible in game where it wasn't as much in the war. Plus Nimitz and others were a bit more risk averse than most Allied players. Losing ships meant losing men. Look at how many ships were lost in 44-45. Not many. It's amazing they achieved what they did with so few big defeats on the way.



Keep in mind also that in the war Japanese airpower and most naval power were shot in 44-45. I´m sure I wouldn´t lose many ships in 44-45 if you were flying 15-30 EXP pilots.

I don´t think its a far stretch to assume allied losses would have been significantly higher if the Japanese possessed the same pilot quality in 44-45 as they did in 42.

(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3100
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:51:01 AM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

That faster pace is possible in game where it wasn't as much in the war. Plus Nimitz and others were a bit more risk averse than most Allied players. Losing ships meant losing men. Look at how many ships were lost in 44-45. Not many. It's amazing they achieved what they did with so few big defeats on the way.



Keep in mind also that in the war Japanese airpower and most naval power were shot in 44-45. I´m sure I wouldn´t lose many ships in 44-45 if you were flying 15-30 EXP pilots.

I don´t think its a far stretch to assume allied losses would have been significantly higher if the Japanese possessed the same pilot quality in 44-45 as they did in 42.


Great point!

It is much easier to get pilots replaced, airframes replaced, everything except ships replaced in game.



_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 3101
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 10:58:21 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

That faster pace is possible in game where it wasn't as much in the war. Plus Nimitz and others were a bit more risk averse than most Allied players. Losing ships meant losing men. Look at how many ships were lost in 44-45. Not many. It's amazing they achieved what they did with so few big defeats on the way.



Keep in mind also that in the war Japanese airpower and most naval power were shot in 44-45. I´m sure I wouldn´t lose many ships in 44-45 if you were flying 15-30 EXP pilots.

I don´t think its a far stretch to assume allied losses would have been significantly higher if the Japanese possessed the same pilot quality in 44-45 as they did in 42.



Sure but Japan did an incredible numbers of mistakes. They refused to change their pilot training policy until it was too late, just as they failed to do anything decent with their ASW (especially naval one)...no escorted convoys etc...
Also would you imagine a jap player sending wave after wave of betties from Rabaul to bomb Lunga at 10,000 feet...who in the hell would do that?

To be honest, after a 1943, the pilot experience doesn't change much the equation. The allied material quality is so much better that even with decent pilots (and I mean just decent, which is the best Japan can get after a certain moment) and lots of numbers your Georges/JAcks/Franks are gonna fall from the skies like flies against Corsairs and P-47s.
I remember when I was sweeping Tokyo from Hokkaido with P-47s... I faced Shidens, Jet fighters, thousands of KI-84r... they were just dead meat at 42,000 feet

(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 3102
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 11:06:40 AM   
JocMeister

 

Posts: 5070
Joined: 7/29/2009
From: Sweden
Status: offline
GJ,

But hadn´t radar shot through his pilots and were using very low EXP ones? Or was that for strike missions only and he still had good pilots ready for CAP?

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3103
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 11:08:08 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

GJ,

But hadn´t radar shot through his pilots and were using very low EXP ones? Or was that for strike missions only and he still had good pilots ready for CAP?


He had low exp just for escort missions (Oscars and Zeros), while he kept the good ones for CAP duties

(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 3104
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 11:08:46 AM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

GJ,

But hadn´t radar shot through his pilots and were using very low EXP ones? Or was that for strike missions only and he still had good pilots ready for CAP?


He admittedly only trained them to 45 exp 60 skill, even in the early war. Probably less later. His tactics simply involved greater numbers.

_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to JocMeister)
Post #: 3105
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 2:33:48 PM   
Lomri

 

Posts: 227
Joined: 2/6/2009
Status: offline

Still think Sarmi (and Obi) is more of the same. He has the capacity to push through this area and cause problems, but the Allies amph capacity ramps up so fast I don't see why he shouldn't be thinking about opening another, surprise, front. If he can trick your CVs away from a "local" landing like Sarmi, he's got the breathing room to look elsewhere. Or maybe I just want to see big fireworks and less slogging through the jungles of NG ;)

(Northwest of Obi is a nice little base Mangole just 5 hexes from Kendari).

(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3106
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 2:47:02 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: Lomri


Still think Sarmi (and Obi) is more of the same. He has the capacity to push through this area and cause problems, but the Allies amph capacity ramps up so fast I don't see why he shouldn't be thinking about opening another, surprise, front. If he can trick your CVs away from a "local" landing like Sarmi, he's got the breathing room to look elsewhere. Or maybe I just want to see big fireworks and less slogging through the jungles of NG ;)

(Northwest of Obi is a nice little base Mangole just 5 hexes from Kendari).



Very very true. However this kind of advance is somehow slow and he needs to keep suppressed so many bases he leaves behind on his flanks that any further advance (important ones I mean) must proceed very slow and always under heavy CAP. As long as he remains on this "safe" route, it's ok for me. It's a long way to Manila at this rate and my second perimeter is building up pretty nicely. He can surely bypass it... but, again, it takes time to advance with this method...
So please, don't tell him he could jump all the way to Saipan... shhhhh


(in reply to Lomri)
Post #: 3107
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 3:00:42 PM   
leehunt27@bloomberg.net


Posts: 450
Joined: 9/6/2004
Status: offline
while your opponent may be advancing quickly, how about in terms of Victory Points? And VP locations? The Japanese can still win, even if they are overwhelmed in the end, if they hold Manila, Singapore, other cities etc-- because those holds would strengthen their position at the negotiating table and the prospect of assaulting them with heavy losses would increase Allied war weariness.

_____________________________

John 21:25

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3108
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/13/2013 3:19:34 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: leehunt27@bloomberg.net

while your opponent may be advancing quickly, how about in terms of Victory Points? And VP locations? The Japanese can still win, even if they are overwhelmed in the end, if they hold Manila, Singapore, other cities etc-- because those holds would strengthen their position at the negotiating table and the prospect of assaulting them with heavy losses would increase Allied war weariness.



TO be honest, even if I see Bullwinkle's point about playing for VPs as the game is designed, I've never, ever, paid attention to them. My goal is simply to do better than my RL counterparts.
So far I think I've done a better job, but also realize that QBall has done a wonderful job. I'm not so sure that Nimitz&co. would have done better than Brad considering the losses he has suffered in terms of CVs, BBs, Cruisers and landing ships. He has conquered two whole theatres (SWPAC and SOPAC) in less than 6 months, advancing like a hot knife in butter against a Japanese force that was way stronger than in RL, fielding hundreds of Georges, Franks and Jacks.... something the allies never faced in 1943...

I think the final outcome will depend a lot on how we play these weeks. If he wins a CV battle near Timor, my hopes are gone. If we win I truly hope to be able to still hold some important territories when the white flag will be raised

(in reply to leehunt27@bloomberg.net)
Post #: 3109
The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 10:21:18 AM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
Feb 09, 44

The battle for Lautem.
The allies move their eastern pinch against Timor, while the enemy¡¦s CVs remain closet o Broome (Northern Oz)¡Kclearly acting to distract me.
The japs did their best to defend Timor East, sending in the KB and some surface forces. Unfortunately we were outgunned and outnumbered¡K still we did some heavy damage to the enemy¡Kbut the price was too high.
In the series of air and naval engagements that occorre near Lautem, the japs lost 200 planes (120 pilots), 6 DDs (with 3 more in sinking conditions...and 3 more that will need some yard time), 2 CAs sunk and 2 more badly damaged, the BB Hei that has 70 flt, 56 sys and 10 fire¡K making 3 knots¡K already considered sunk¡Keven if i can save her in those subs infested waters she¡¦ll be out of the war till 1946 for sure).
For these losses, we bagged 3 CAs, 2 CLs (with one more damaged) and 9 fletchers.. not exactly a good Exchange.

The battles of Lautem were fought with 100% moonlight and in rainy weather¡K the engagements occorre always at 6000 yards or less¡K with the allied radar that always got them the upper hand¡K.

At the same time, after the port raid of yesterday, the allies sent several TFs to raid Biak¡K luckly we avoided most of them.

Near Christmas I.O. we sunk a lone CVE¡K.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Furutaka
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 1
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Katsutade, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Franks, Shell hits 2
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD O'Bannon, Shell hits 1
DD Ringgold, Shell hits 4

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 4
DD Asashimo, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Katsutade, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Hutchins, Shell hits 1
DD McKee, Shell hits 2
DD Terry
DD Gansevoort, Shell hits 1
DD Satterlee, Shell hits 1

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Chicago
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 1
DD Conner
DD DeHaven
DD Harrison
DD Hoel
DD Nicholas
DD Radford

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Small, E. crosses the 'T'
Araki, Tsutao orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 12 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Mine hits 1
DD Stuart, Mine hits 1



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
CA Atago
CA Myoko, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Akishimo, Shell hits 1
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Fumizuki
DD Nagatsuki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Suresushio

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota
BC Repulse, Shell hits 5
DD Beale, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Brownson
DD John Rodgers
DD Stanly, Shell hits 2
DD Bailey

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Shell hits 3
CA Atago
CA Myoko, on fire
DD Akishimo
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Fumizuki
DD Suresushio

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 3
BC Repulse, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Brownson, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD John Rodgers
DD Stanly, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Bailey, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'
BB Hiei engages BB South Dakota at 5,000 yards

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Biak at 87,110, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-538, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-154, Shell hits 1
MTB G-158, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-161, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-163, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
CA Wichita
CA Suffolk
DD Cony
DD Fullam
DD Lansdowne
DD Meade
DD Lang
DD Perkins

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 191 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Allied Ships
CA Wichita, Mine hits 1
DD Fullam, Mine hits 1
CA Suffolk, Mine hits 1
DD Lang, Mine hits 1, heavy damage


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 6,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 7
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 2
DD Sagiri, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Ushio, Shell hits 13, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Louisville, Shell hits 33, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Chicago, Shell hits 34, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Salt Lake City, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
DD Conner, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD DeHaven, Shell hits 1
DD Harrison, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Hoel, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Nicholas, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Radford, Shell hits 48, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Ariga, Kosaku crosses the 'T'

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Biak at 87,111, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-154, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Eaton
DD Gillespie
DD Fanning
DD Cushing
DD Nestor
DD Napier

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TF 542 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Allied Ships
DD Eaton, Mine hits 1



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Shell hits 10, on fire, heavy damage
CA Atago, Shell hits 4, heavy damage
CA Myoko, Shell hits 34, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Akishimo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Shiranui
DD Fumizuki, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Suresushio, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Denver, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Montpelier, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Columbia, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Erben
DD Gatling, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Guest, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hale, Shell hits 1

Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 100% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Muto R. crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Bassein at 51,52

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Trusty


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Asashimo, on fire
DD Urakaze, on fire

Allied Ships
PT-130
PT-131
PT-132
PT-188
PT-196
PT-220, Shell hits 1
PT-304
PT-306

Poor visibility due to Rain with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 96% moonlight: 4,000 yards



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, on fire, heavy damage
CA Atago, heavy damage
DD Akishimo
DD Shiranui
DD Fumizuki, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Suresushio, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Denver, heavy damage
CL Columbia
DD Erben
DD Hale

Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Christmas Island IO at 39,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-28, hits 18, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CVE Wake Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DE Fleming


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Then came the day, with the KB 1 hex north of Dili and several fighter units moved to Lautem¡K.P-47s swept Dili, and found my leaky CAP, killing 25 Georges¡K while my own fighters swept Dambar (where 200 allied fighters were based covering the several allied TFs operating against Lautem)¡K then from Kendari took off a series of uncoordinated strikes against his DDs sitting at Dambar¡K a slaughter¡K then the KB launched some small and uncoordinated raid against his fleeing CLs¡Kmissing completely the retiring BBs moving at flank speed to Darwin¡K oh well¡K

Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 35

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Damar at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 54
P1Y1 Frances x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-38H Lightning x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 15
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Terry


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Damar at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 33
N1K1-J George x 40

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-38H Lightning x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 13
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed, 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Terry
DD McKee
DD Gansevoort

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Damar at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 12
N1K1-J George x 34

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-38H Lightning x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Damar , at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 191 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 57 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 24
N1K2-J George x 27

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-38H Lightning x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Damar , at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 189 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 27
Ki-84r Frank x 41

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 13

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-24J Liberator x 9
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 45

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 16

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 8

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 3
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Several more 4Es raids arrived at Dili¡Kclosing the field for good¡K

¡KAmbon, Boela and Sorong wer all attacked by hundreds of 4Es¡K closing all those bases¡K

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Bathurst Island at 75,120

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 3 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier, Torpedo hits 1
CL Honolulu
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 74,120

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota
BC Repulse

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,115

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 54
D4Y3 Judy x 36

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Columbia, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Erben
CL Denver, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
DD Hale

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Damar at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 45
N1K1-J George x 29
N1K2-J George x 18
P1Y1 Frances x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 7
P-40K Warhawk x 4
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Gansevoort

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bathurst Island at 75,120¡Kthis is the only decent KB¡¦s raid¡Kƒ¼

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 63
B6N2 Jill x 25
D4Y3 Judy x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
APA Du Page, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires
DE Harmon, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Guest
APA Leon, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires



Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APA Leon
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APA Du Page
Massive explosion on CL Honolulu


The allied then attacked Sarmi¡Kand we repulsed them!


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Sarmi (91,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24528 troops, 388 guns, 281 vehicles, Assault Value = 819

Defending force 23474 troops, 225 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 570

Allied adjusted assault: 1468

Japanese adjusted defense: 1541

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1235 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 16 (3 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1816 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 40 (2 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (7 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Assaulting units:
33rd Infantry Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
3rd Australian Division
2/593rd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
XI US Corps
1/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
2/11th Field Rgt /9

Defending units:
15th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
44th Nav Gd /1
39th Ind Engr Rgt /1
62nd Div /1
17th Army
65th Construction Battalion
67th Field AA Battalion
65th JNAF AF Unit


Then a mot bde crossed the river from Akyab¡Kand got mauled!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at 55,45 (near Akyab)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11389 troops, 72 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 1326

Defending force 33240 troops, 258 guns, 156 vehicles, Assault Value = 929

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 4351

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99

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

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1140 casualties reported
Squads: 44 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 66 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 14 (13 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 331 (144 destroyed, 187 disabled)

Assaulting units:
6th Chinese/A Corps
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade
46th Indian Brigade
6th Chinese/B Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps

Defending units:
18th Division
2nd Division
25th Army





The day was still decent¡K but the problemi s that our navy is now outnumbered and outgunned everywhere (at Biak, at Lautem and at Timor)¡Kmy means to fight them back are decreasing every day¡K and i don¡¦t know how can i keep on fighting. He simply has too much of everything.
The loss (or the heavy damaged occurred) of 1 BB, 4 CAs, 1 CL and 10 DDs won¡¦t be replaceble¡K i have no escort left for my battle line¡K i only have 3 active BBs (3 are already repairing) and the number of CAs ready for battle is pitful¡K he still has may CAs, CLs, modern BBs¡Kand, above all, waves of fletchers¡K

We¡¦re losing the grip at Biak/Sarmi¡K he now dominates those waters¡Kmy surface forces present there can just run and avoid the fight¡Khopefully the mine hits will slow him down¡Kbut for how long?

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3110
RE: The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 12:42:03 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
A very strange problem has arose. I checked my CVs status...and found that, all of a sudden, 50% of my CVs are "overcrowded" with planes in reserve... so 50% of my CVs cannot operate air units. I'm sure they were all ok a couple of days back... what may have happened!?!?
Thanks God we didn't have a carrier clash today...but still... that's why our KB performed so poorly launching only a small amounts of raids... Now i'm doing a "workaround" to solve the problem, dividing the air units in 3 parts and fly back to bases 1/3 of those units... but i don't like it... cause we're gonna experience a lot of uncoordination... but cannot do otherwise if i wanna keep my CVs at sea...

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3111
RE: The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 3:24:28 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 14752
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline
Did you hit a date where carrier groups re-sized? Any that were in/at a port large enough would have done so. I think.

_____________________________

Intel Monkey: https://sites.google.com/site/staffmonkeys/

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3112
RE: The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 5:07:35 PM   
Chickenboy


Posts: 18095
Joined: 6/29/2002
From: Twin Cities, MN
Status: offline
Greyjoy-

You've done significant damage to his battle line in these fights. In addition to the IJNAF victims, your SCTFs, mines and submarines also claimed a sizeable butcher's bill. That allied CVE is likely a goner, for example. Keep up the good work!

Other than witpqs' comment, I can only think that you've 'upgraded' some of your planes to non-carrier capable airframes.

_____________________________


(in reply to witpqs)
Post #: 3113
RE: The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 5:20:55 PM   
obvert


Posts: 6993
Joined: 1/17/2011
From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Status: offline
Odd about CV planes. Sometimes if you're close to the 110% limit any damaged planes count as full cost and reserves are brought into use, thus becomes full cost as well instead of 1/4 cost. That throws the whole mess over the top. That is why I don't completely max my CVs but leave a few extra spaces.

I'd say you did what you have to do here. Although the losses are somewhat equal in my eyes, you show yet again that nothing less than a full fleet invasion will make it through. This slows his process, makes him bring more and never get anything easy. It's a grind and that's tough to maintain.

Keep it up!



_____________________________


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

(in reply to Chickenboy)
Post #: 3114
RE: The battle for Lautem - 9/16/2013 5:34:26 PM   
Chickenboy


Posts: 18095
Joined: 6/29/2002
From: Twin Cities, MN
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert
I'd say you did what you have to do here. Although the losses are somewhat equal in my eyes, you show yet again that nothing less than a full fleet invasion will make it through. This slows his process, makes him bring more and never get anything easy. It's a grind and that's tough to maintain.


If only you'd had a flock of kamikazes in this mix, just think of the slaughter on his troopships!

_____________________________


(in reply to obvert)
Post #: 3115
The battle for Koepang - 9/21/2013 12:38:18 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
Feb 10, 44

After the clash at Lautem of Yesterday, the allies moved on with their western pinch... We sent everything we had at hand to defend my only lvl 9 AF in the area (Koepang).
The KB and what remained after Yesterday battle retired to Kendari to refuel...just in time! The allies CVs arrived and moved 1 hex North of Koepang...8 hexes from Kendari!...

Then, at night, an endless number of allied SAG swept the waters of Koepang...where they found what was left of the Combined Fleet... the engagements lasted the Whole night...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Alor at 70,113

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage * the proud Hei got sunk...but her fate was already decided...doing 3 knots*

Allied Ships
SS Bluegill

BB Hiei is sighted by SS Bluegill
SS Bluegill launches 4 torpedoes at BB Hiei



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
CA Takao
CA Kumano
DD Shimakaze
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Tagokaze
DD Takatakaze
DD Nagatakaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Hunt, Shell hits 1
DD Luce
DD Picking, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Wadsworth, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 96% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Oldendorf, Jesse B. crosses the 'T'


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 71,106, Range 8,000 Yards *At the same time, while the KB was arriving... a DD TF raided Kendari...*

Japanese Ships
AKE Tazima Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Halford
DD Meredith, Shell hits 1
DD Laffey
DD Relentless

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 3
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
DD Okinami, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Umigiri
DD Shigure, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Harusame, Shell hits 1
DD Ishikaze

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 10, heavy fires
BB Indiana
DD Hickox
DD Marshall
DD Strong
DD Walker, Shell hits 1
DD Young, Shell hits 2, on fire

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 96% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Holdrigde, M.H. crosses the 'T'

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 2
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 1
DD Yugumo, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Makigumo, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Takanami, Shell hits 1
DD Fubuki, Shell hits 1
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
DD Aulick, Shell hits 1
DD Bache
DD Bell
DD Black, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Clarence Bronson, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Burns, Shell hits 2, on fire



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
CA Takao, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Kumano, Shell hits 17, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shimakaze
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Tagokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Takatakaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Nagatakaze

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Boston, Shell hits 1
CA Australia, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Canberra
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Jupiter, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Racehorse, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 96% moonlight: 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima
DD Shimakaze
DD Kuroshio
DD Takatakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD DeHaven, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Kinugasa
DD Makigumo, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Fubuki
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
DD Warramunga, Shell hits 20, and is sunk

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 8,000 Yards * more losses at Kendari...*
Japanese Ships
CM Tsubame, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
CM Sarushima, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Halford
DD Meredith, Shell hits 2
DD Laffey
DD Relentless

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 8,000 Yards *luckly I sent a CA TF to preceed the KB...*
Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 1
DD Oboro

Allied Ships
DD Halford
DD Meredith
DD Laffey, Shell hits 1
DD Relentless, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage


Pazdalski, T.B. crosses the 'T'
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 9, on fire
DD Shimakaze
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Takatakaze, Shell hits 3, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi, Shell hits 1
CL Birmingham, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Mobile, Shell hits 1
DD Gwin
DD Monssen
DD Aaron Ward
DD McCalla
DD Thompson
DD Harding

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 96% moonlight: 8,000 yards

Nishimura, Teiji crosses the 'T'
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Biak at 88,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
DD Lang, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Alor at 70,113

Japanese Ships
DD Suresushio, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Bluegill

DD Suresushio is sighted by SS Bluegill
SS Bluegill launches 2 torpedoes at DD Suresushio


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Koepang at 68,116 *WOW!...a mini-sub hit!!!*

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-47, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Harding

SSX Ha-47 launches 2 torpedoes at CL Birmingham
Ha-47 bottoming out ....
DD Harding attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Kinugasa
DD Makigumo, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fubuki
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Jupiter, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 67,115, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 2
CL Kuma, Shell hits 2
DD Umigiri
DD Shigure, on fire
DD Harusame
DD Ishikaze, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi
CL Mobile, Shell hits 5
DD Gwin, Shell hits 1
DD Monssen
DD Aaron Ward
DD McCalla
DD Thompson

Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 92% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Takeda, Isamu* crosses the 'T'

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Koepang at 66,119

Japanese Ships
SS I-11

Allied Ships
DMS Zane
BB Iowa
DMS Perry
DD Cowell
DD Colahan
DD Charles Badger

SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Zane
I-11 diving deep ....
DD Cowell fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Colahan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Charles Badger fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Charles Badger fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Charles Badger attacking submerged sub ....
DD Charles Badger fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Charles Badger fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Charles Badger fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Pre-Invasion action off Ramree Island (54,48) *at the same time another Division lands at Ramree Island...*
217 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe
LSI(L) Empire Mace
LSI(L) Brisbane Star
LST 2
LST 9
LST 5

Allied ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 67,115, Range 18,000 Yards *my fast transport TF was caught at Koepang*
Japanese Ships
PB Chosa Maru, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
PB Hakakisan Maru, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
PB Hokutai Maru, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
PB Kenan Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Boston
CA Canberra
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Racehorse

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Roti at 67,116, Range 20,000 Yards *most of my SAGs, out of ammo and badly damaged were forced to move out from Koepang to Roti...leaving Koepang undefended*

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 3
DD Fubuki, Shell hits 31, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Aulick, Shell hits 1
DD Bache, Shell hits 3
DD Bell
DD Black
DD Burns

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 67,117, Range 18,000 Yards * out of ammo and without escort...the CAs were pushed South of Koepang...*

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 4
CA Kinugasa

Allied Ships
DD Ralph Talbot, Shell hits 1
DD Maury
DD Benham
DD Cummings
DD Balch
DD Clark

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards

Ward W. crosses the 'T'
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,107, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Halford, Shell hits 1
DD Laffey, Shell hits 1, on fire

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 67,117, Range 30,000 Yards *the BBs are pushed South of Koepang*

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kirishima
DD Shimakaze

Allied Ships
DD Young


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Kangean at 61,105

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish

DD Oyashio is sighted by SS Sailfish
SS Sailfish launches 4 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,108, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
DD Isokaze, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Meredith, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Relentless, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,118, Range 20,000 Yards *out of ammo...and fuel...*

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 4
DD Shimakaze

Allied Ships
DD Aulick
DD Bache
DD Bell
DD Black, Shell hits 1
DD Burns, Shell hits 1

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Alor at 70,112

Japanese Ships
PB Akagane Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Tokyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Flounder


there are at least 40 subs in the triangle between Makassar, Timor and Kendari*

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then, when the day arrived, the allies sent their BIG BOYS...and my outgunned and out of ammo TF (the only one who remained at Koepang) had no chance

Day Time Surface Combat, near Koepang at 68,116, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
CL Kuma, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Umigiri, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shigure, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Harusame, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Ishikaze, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Iowa, Shell hits 3
BB New Jersey, Shell hits 3
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 2
DD Charles Badger, Shell hits 1
DD Colahan, Shell hits 1
DD Cowell, Shell hits 3, on fire
DMS Zane, Shell hits 1
DMS Perry, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB New Jersey at 18,000 yards

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Alor at 70,112

Japanese Ships
PB Tokyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Flounder

SS Flounder launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tokyo Maru
Escort abandons search for sub





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Then the air phase...a LONG one... my mini-KB moved to cover the retreat of the KB...and paid the price, while the P-47s swept Koepang achieving a 40-1 score

....but, from Kendari and Koepang our LBA tried to do something against all his shippings approaching Koepang and against his CVs North of Koepang


Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,107

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
B5N2 Kate x 3
P1Y1 Frances x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Halford



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119 * his CVEs are covering the APAs 4 hexes South of Roti*


Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 52
D4Y3 Judy x 27
N1K2-J George x 31
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 22

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 22
F6F-3 Hellcat x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 11 destroyed, 5 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Chenango
CVE St. Lo

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,108

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
A6M5 Zero x 4
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Meredith, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119 *Yes*
Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 57
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 10 destroyed, 19 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 3 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Liscome Bay, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE St. Lo
CVE Natoma Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Corregidor

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
18 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 36
N1K2-J George x 9

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 10 destroyed, 6 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LSD Carter Hall
APA Fayette
APA George Clymer
APA Harry Lee
APA President Adams
APD King
APA J. Franklin Bell



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 22

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed, 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Crosby
APA George Clymer
APD Talbot
APA President Monroe
AKA Bellatrix

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25
J2M3 Jack x 16
J2M5 Jack x 2
N1K1-J George x 9
N1K2-J George x 108
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84r Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 44
F6F-3 Hellcat x 48 *coming from the CVs*

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed, 7 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 67,118

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 15 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi
CL Mobile

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 67,118

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Mobile, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Thompson
CL Biloxi

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Magazine explodes on CL Mobile


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 66,118

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed, 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Cummings
DD Maury

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Ruteng , at 64,111 *he's closing all the AFs near Timor... from Boela to Ambon, Dili, Lautem and now Ruteng (closed)*

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 29

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 35

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Ruteng , at 64,111

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19

Allied aircraft
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Ruteng , at 64,111

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes

Banzai! - Saito C. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-24D1 Liberator for the Emperor

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 18

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3





--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 40
J2M5 Jack x 8
N1K1-J George x 22
N1K2-J George x 191
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 11
Ki-84r Frank x 26

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 59
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 8 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
17 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
14 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 36
J2M5 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 22
N1K2-J George x 171
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 11
Ki-84r Frank x 23

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 90 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 25
J2M3 Jack x 10
J2M5 Jack x 3
N1K1-J George x 10
N1K2-J George x 93
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 34
F6F-3 Hellcat x 67

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed, 4 damaged
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Colahan
DMS Perry, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 64,119 *YUP!!!!*

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 27
B6N2 Jill x 36
N1K2-J George x 15

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 15 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Corregidor, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE St. Lo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Liscome Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Chenango, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Ammo storage explosion on CVE St. Lo
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Liscome Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Liscome Bay



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 31
J2M5 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 22
N1K2-J George x 155
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84r Frank x 23

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pantar at 68,114 *attacking his CVs....*
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
A6M5 Zero x 99
P1Y1 Frances x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 65
F6F-3 Hellcat x 188

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Laffey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Halford

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pantar at 68,114 *my CVEs attacking....*

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 42
D4Y4 Judy x 24

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 64
F6F-3 Hellcat x 179

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
D4Y4 Judy: 13 destroyed

No Allied losses

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Larantoeka at 68,111 *my CVEs attacked by his CVs....*

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 29
SBD-5 Dauntless x 56
TBM-1C Avenger x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 8 destroyed, 7 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 16 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo
CVE Hosho, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Shinyo, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Kaiyo, Bomb hits 1
CVE Chuyo, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tagonami

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Shinyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Hosho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Shinyo


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pantar at 68,114

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
P1Y1 Frances x 20

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 63
F6F-3 Hellcat x 169

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 11 destroyed


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boeton at 68,110 *my replenishment TF attacked near Makassar....*

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 30
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Katori, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatsushima
AO Toho Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
AO Kokuyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Yugure
E Omae, Bomb hits 2, on fire
E W-33
AO Ryuei Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
AO Ken'yo Maru

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,118 *my CAs pushed South of Koepang...attacked and sunk*

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 29

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage *sunk* CA Maya, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kinugasa
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Maya

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Alor at 70,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 9

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Asashimo, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Akishimo, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boeton at 68,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Ken'yo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
AO Bokuei Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Katori, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Naval bombardment of Koepang at 68,116 *then Koepang is bombed....and closed for good. 150 planes lost on the ground*

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 36 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 14 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed on ground
B6N2 Jill: 17 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 4 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
J2M3 Jack: 11 damaged
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 73 damaged
N1K2-J George: 17 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 14 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 10 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 4 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 2 destroyed on ground
D4Y3 Judy: 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 11 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 5 damaged
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa

Japanese ground losses:
377 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 91

BB New Jersey firing at Koepang
BB Iowa firing at Koepang


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Ramree Island (54,48) *Ramree will fall easily i fear...*
Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14013 troops, 145 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 414

Defending force 24431 troops, 504 guns, 520 vehicles, Assault Value = 1061 *ouch....*

Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th/B Division
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
23rd Indian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
Provisionl Tank Bde /21
20th Indian Div /14





...so... we've lost 2 BBs, 2 CAs, 2 CLs (with two more badly damaged)....and a countless number of DDs... plus 600 planes.... Koepang is closed and 4 CVEs are lost.... along with 5 AOs....
The allies suffered 4 CA/CLs and some 10 DDs... possibly the BB Washington is badly damaged and out of the war for some time... and i think 4 CVEs are gone too...

Now i have 2 BBs and 1 CAs, damaged and without ammo and fuel TRAPPED South of Koepang...with his CVs and SAGs closing any retreat route....1 damaged CA and 2 damaged CLs are trapped at Koepang...again with no fuel and no ammo.... and his invasion are just 4 hexes South of Roti... and i have no more SAGs to send into the ring....
He simply has too much of everything....

On a side note, we're experiencing the synch bug again... QBall saw a complete different battle where he won all the engagements and none of his CVEs were attacked...seems that he's experiencing the same thing i'm seeing in my allied game against MrKane.... when the synch bug strikes the allies Always see a one-sided battle.....just like what Spence and FCharton are seeing in their game

Tomorrow will be another day of blood and honour.....

(in reply to Chickenboy)
Post #: 3116
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/21/2013 3:51:38 PM   
crsutton


Posts: 7153
Joined: 12/6/2002
From: Maryland
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

That faster pace is possible in game where it wasn't as much in the war. Plus Nimitz and others were a bit more risk averse than most Allied players. Losing ships meant losing men. Look at how many ships were lost in 44-45. Not many. It's amazing they achieved what they did with so few big defeats on the way.



Keep in mind also that in the war Japanese airpower and most naval power were shot in 44-45. I´m sure I wouldn´t lose many ships in 44-45 if you were flying 15-30 EXP pilots.

I don´t think its a far stretch to assume allied losses would have been significantly higher if the Japanese possessed the same pilot quality in 44-45 as they did in 42.



Sure but Japan did an incredible numbers of mistakes. They refused to change their pilot training policy until it was too late, just as they failed to do anything decent with their ASW (especially naval one)...no escorted convoys etc...
Also would you imagine a jap player sending wave after wave of betties from Rabaul to bomb Lunga at 10,000 feet...who in the hell would do that?

To be honest, after a 1943, the pilot experience doesn't change much the equation. The allied material quality is so much better that even with decent pilots (and I mean just decent, which is the best Japan can get after a certain moment) and lots of numbers your Georges/JAcks/Franks are gonna fall from the skies like flies against Corsairs and P-47s.
I remember when I was sweeping Tokyo from Hokkaido with P-47s... I faced Shidens, Jet fighters, thousands of KI-84r... they were just dead meat at 42,000 feet



Yep, I would rather have an average pilot in a corsair than a crack pilot in a zero.

As for the domestic problem. Remember, sometimes it is easier to just pull the tooth than to live with the toothache...

_____________________________

I am the Holy Roman Emperor and am above grammar.

Sigismund of Luxemburg

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3117
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/21/2013 5:19:29 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
Just a quick update (unfortunately i'm very busy at work in these weeks and have very little time to play and for the AAR ).

Feb 11, 1944

The allies retired. The invasion of Timor won't happen...at least not today!
The KB moved southwest and positioned 4 hexes north of Koepang-Roti line... and the allies rushed south with everything they had... the lady Lex was even shot by a mini sub...who missed
The Kb is dancing with the enemy subs... lucky till now.

My two BBs south of Koepang, whom I thought lost...managed to rush east to Lautem, grab some fuel there, avoid two sub attacks and then move north a bit towards Kendari...WOW!
The allies saved them...fearing the KB they didn't go hunting them...thanks god!

Again the 4Es bombed my troops at Proome...while we ambushed some enemy bombers over Sorong... shooting down quite a lot of them but couldn't avoid 2 bombs on one of my CAs...

Sweeps over Koepang killed lots of KI-84 and J2M3s...while some D4Y4s and some Oscars kami tried to attack the enemy's CVs but got butchered... 160 planes lost for 60 of his...

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Roti at 67,116, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
DD Tagokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Nagatakaze

Allied Ships
BB Iowa
BB New Jersey, Shell hits 3
DD Fletcher
DD Charles Badger
DD Colahan
DD Cowell
DMS Zane
DMS Palmer
DMS Wasmuth, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Scott, Norman crosses the 'T'

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Roti at 66,115

Japanese Ships
DD Shigure, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper

SS Grouper is sighted by DD Shigure
SS Grouper launches 4 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Boeton at 69,109

Japanese Ships
DD Isokaze, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Rasher

DD Isokaze is sighted by SS Rasher
SS Rasher launches 2 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Time Surface Combat, near Roti at 66,115, Range 30,000 Yards *retiring enemy*

Japanese Ships
DD Shigure, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
CV Saratoga
CVL Independence
CVL Belleau Wood
CA Quincy
CLAA Oakland
DD Caperton
DD Chauncey
DD Claxton
DD Dortch


Both Task Forces evade combat


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Roti at 66,115

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-52, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
DD Caperton
DD Dortch
DD Claxton

SSX Ha-52 launches 2 torpedoes at CV Lexington
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Kendari at 70,107

Japanese Ships
DD Isokaze, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Night Naval bombardment of Koepang at 68,116

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
DD Benham
DD Maury
DD Ralph Talbot

Runway hits 1

DD Benham firing at Koepang
DD Maury firing at 6th Guards Division
DD Ralph Talbot firing at 6th Guards Division


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Lautem at 72,115

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
DD Shimakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXII

SS KXII launches 4 torpedoes at BB Kirishima
DD Shimakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shimakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shimakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shimakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shimakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 70,110

Japanese Ships
PB Sansei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Santos Maru

Allied Ships
SS Peto

SS Peto launches 2 torpedoes at PB Sansei Maru
Peto diving deep ....
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Submarine attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-63, hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi
DD Gwin
DD Thompson
DD McCalla

SSX Ha-63 is sighted by escort
DD Thompson attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-63 forced to surface!
DD Thompson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD McCalla firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Thompson firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-54

Allied Ships
CL Leander
DD Sigsbee
DD Sproston

SSX Ha-54 launches 2 torpedoes at CL Leander
Ha-54 bottoming out ....
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Koepang at 67,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Sigsbee
DD Sproston

SS I-2 is sighted by escort
DD Sproston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sproston loses contact with SS I-2
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sproston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sub attack near Roti at 66,118

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Hickox
DD Marshall
DD Walker
DD Strong

SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hickox
I-171 diving deep ....
DD Walker attacking submerged sub ....
DD Strong fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Walker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Walker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Walker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Walker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Walker fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ASW attack near Sorong at 82,107

Japanese Ships
DD Tanikaze
DD Shirakumo
DD Kisaragi
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
SS Sand Lance, hits 4

SS Sand Lance launches 4 torpedoes at DD Tanikaze
Sand Lance bottoming out ....
DD Kisaragi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kisaragi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono is out of ASW ammo
DD Kisaragi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 65,120

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
D4Y4 Judy x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 53
F6F-3 Hellcat x 171

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
D4Y4 Judy: 2 destroyed

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 65,120

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 39,400 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 23
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 52
F6F-3 Hellcat x 164

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 9 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 16 destroyed

No Allied losses

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 12
Beaufighter VIc x 13
Liberator B.III x 16
B-24J Liberator x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
Beaufighter VIc: 2 destroyed
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking Prome ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking Prome ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking Prome ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking Prome ...


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Ruteng , at 64,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 56
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 20
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-84r Frank x 27

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 15
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1


Banzai! - Suzuki V. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a A-20G Havoc for the Emperor


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 52
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16
Ki-84r Frank x 27

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 5 destroyed

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 74

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
20 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
17 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
13 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Morning Air attack on TF, near Damar at 75,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
A6M5 Zero x 10
P1Y2 Frances x 9

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 4
P-40K Warhawk x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 15 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong at 82,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 48
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 16
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16
Ki-84r Frank x 23

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-40N5 Warhawk x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 7 destroyed, 4 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Akebono
CA Chokai, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Kisaragi

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Bara (74,107)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 428 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 11

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Bara !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
2/7 Commando Bn /1


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ground combat at Mangole (74,105)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 348 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 21

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Mangole !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2


These two dot bases are north west of Ambon...he's bypassing the Boela-Ambon line...smart!




Attachment (1)

(in reply to crsutton)
Post #: 3118
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/21/2013 5:20:23 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3119
RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE - 9/21/2013 5:20:54 PM   
GreyJoy


Posts: 6209
Joined: 3/18/2011
Status: online
.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to GreyJoy)
Post #: 3120
Page:   <<   < prev  102 103 [104] 105 106   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> After Action Reports >> RE: THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE Page: <<   < prev  102 103 [104] 105 106   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.219