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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/16/2012 11:10:12 PM   
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Yes guys, these are really interesting times!

Micheal's right: i'm facing a scenario that requires a balanced action.

First of all: Northern Oz will be his by the end of 1942. All my defences there have just been smoke and mirrors. In the whole northern Oz i have the following:

1 base force at broome.
1 Naval guard unit at Derby
1 Naval G. unit at Whyndam
1 base force at Darwin
1 Base force at Daily waters along with a naval guard unit.

Nothing more. Think he's realizing that and that's why he's rushing... i've managed to buy some good months in order to build Timor as i wanted to and now i'm shifting a lot of forces to Kendari, Makassar and Java. These forces will then be divided between different bases east and west of Timor.

More units will be coming to Singapore and from there will be sent to western Sumatra.

It's a rush against time now. My advantage is that Brad doesn't know what i have there... so he will be forced to be a bit cautious...and i'll use that time to build my wall.

on the 21st oct a Punj Bn crossed the Irradaway and got mauled in the shock attack by two regiments north of the road that from Katha leads to Mitikyna.
In China we finally managed to achieve a 1-1 at Kweyang, dropping forts down to 3. I decided that this is the key place. In the north it's too hard...i'll keep on pushing there too, but here i have more chances. My tanks divisions are still ager to come into play but i haven't yet found a suitable terrain for them in China...
I'll try another attack in a couple of days at Kweyang. When forts will be down to 2 it will be much much easier...

More enemy ships spotted south of Tabiutea... i'm getting ready to greet him here.

Enemy CLs spotted in the Bengal Bay...for sure he wants to bomb Akyab in order to help his troops (the 18th UK div will lead the attack). I'll let him do... when he will get a bit sloopy, i'll retaliate with my Singapore Fleet

I know that with northern Oz in his hands, things will get bluer for me... but i didn't have the strenght to defend that forward. Too much supply needed, too many units...and i didn't have neither of them! My goal there has always been to gain space for time...and i think it worked pretty well. I haven't lost anything important in Oz and bought 6/8 good months to build Timor (which now has 3 level 6 AFs, 2 level 4 and a couple of level 3 that are building fast)... the equivalent of 3 divisions plus a lot of AAs and artillery are already in place there...not an easy prey for the allies in late 42/early 43.


Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 46559 troops, 511 guns, 442 vehicles, Assault Value = 1406

Defending force 38607 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 930

Japanese adjusted assault: 1365

Allied adjusted defense: 903

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
     1966 casualties reported
        Squads: 3 destroyed, 159 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
        Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
     Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
     969 casualties reported
        Squads: 10 destroyed, 147 disabled
        Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 3:44:34 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

You known from your other game, that even though you lost China and most of India, its the USA which wins the war for the Allies.

I hope all those troops you spent precious PP on were to assign them to non-restricted commands and can set up a firm perimeter and start to shift them down to Timor and Java area from China.



Yes, they are all assigned to Southern Command HQ.

But let me read through your lines.... you mean that i should, once for all, abbandon any dream of victory in China and start sending troops to the southern seas? If i leave now it will be forever, you know... and once the Burma road gets open again, China will be a nail in my flank...




I think at a minimum the Japanese player has to take Chungking. Every thing else to the west is a help but Chungking has to be taken.


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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 9:26:45 AM   
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Chungking at a "minimum" ??? Isn't that too much of an expectation mate? I mean, Chungking???

Oct 25, 42

Today we have a little insight of what we're facing in Burma. He started the reconning bombardments in 3 different places...and, i gotta say, i'm a bit worried... A part from the 18th UK division, there are no aussies anywhere...and no other big British units... is the whole Burma advance a diversion???

is he planning a massive landing somewhere unespected with those SEAC divisions not involved in Burma?



Also today, for the first time, he attacked Buna from Portland Roads. Damages are light and the AF is still operative. But i'm not going to waste my assets now. I have decent forts everywhere in this theatre and enough supplies to be able to face these not-very-frequent bombing raids.

I'm sending more air search patrols in the Marshalls...got a bad feeling for that part of the map and in western Sumatra too...

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Ground combat at 58,43 (near Kalemyo)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10669 troops, 130 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

Defending force 15328 troops, 115 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Allied ground losses:
     26 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
   7th Indian Division
   36th Chinese Division


Defending units:
   3rd RTA/B Division
   3rd RTA/C Division
   7th RTA Division
   5th Guards/A Division


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Ground combat at Akyab (54,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14063 troops, 283 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 784

Defending force 28895 troops, 319 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 750

Assaulting units:
   254th Armoured Brigade
   18th British Division
   7th Armoured Brigade
   85th British AT Gun Regiment


Defending units:
   15th Ind Engineer Regiment
   23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
   2nd Division
   6th RTA Division
   2nd RF Gun Bn /1
   36th Field AA Battalion
   3rd Mortar Battalion
   5th Mortar Battalion
   93rd JAAF AF Bn
   11th JAAF Base Force
   5th RF Gun Bn /1


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Ground combat at 64,41 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2910 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 347

Defending force 2778 troops, 14 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
   84th Indian Brigade
   75th Indian Brigade
   2nd Reserve Division
 
Defending units:
   RTA Cavalry Division


You see? There are at least 2 more indian divisions in the area, and some more indian Bdes...but the 18th UK is the only "western" division spotted...where's the 2nd UK DIV?




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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 10:40:08 AM   
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Even though your progress is slowing you have to remember that you are in a position to replace lost troops and repair disabled squads. You have got supplies.

The Chinese have very limited resources. Just take a breather and keep pounding...

Could you post a screenshot of the current China situation?

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 11:15:33 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cannonfodder

Even though your progress is slowing you have to remember that you are in a position to replace lost troops and repair disabled squads. You have got supplies.

The Chinese have very limited resources. Just take a breather and keep pounding...

Could you post a screenshot of the current China situation?



Sure mate, i know, but, even with low supplies, the terrain bonus is huge in China and my fresh divisions (i always rotate them ) really struggle to get to 1-1 odds... to keep the flow of supplies you cannot overstack too much, so you always have to attack with a perfect parity in numbers... and the chinese, even without supplies, are always able to hold.

The picture show the current situation, with the red circles rapresenting the contested hexes at the moment.

To reply to Gabede, i don't fear a chinese counterattack anytime soon. Now that i know the terrain effects, i can tell you that there's no way the chinese will be ever able to push me back, even if the Burma road gets open again. With the stacking limits it's simply impossible.

I decided that i'm using too many divisions in China. I've located a couple of battered divisions (those smaller than the usual ones, those that have a stacking cost of 10,500) and am sending them back to Shangai. I've divided them into regiments and already managed to buy one of those regiments for only 430 PPs . I won't let them recover. I'll use the other restricted regiments to (which have 50% of their squads disabled) to conduct useless attacks against well fortified enemy positions in the north, so that they'll get more disablements and will be even cheaper to buy out. These regiments are already prepping for places like Guam, Saipan, Tainan.... the sooner i start to think about the future, the better




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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 11:26:01 AM   
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R&D:

The KI-43 IIb has just entered in production. Good. This is a decent plane for escort missions and finally the oscar line has some armour!
The Judy will arrive in november 42. Plan to produce 100 of them monthly. The next model researched will be the Judy mkIII (skipping the second version).
The Jill should arrive by 1/43...not bad.
The Zero line, with the arrival of the A6M3a and the A6M5 won't be researched anymore. All the zero factories have been changed to the KI-84b.
The Jack may arrive in april 43, while we still hope to get the George around march 43 (those damned factories take forever to repair).



ASW War:
The Asw efforts have been really good. We've slowed down a lot the flow of oil and fuel to the HI, but the enemy subs haven't sunk a single ship in ages now. I'm very glad. It took me more than 6 months to adjust...and the price paid to his subs was high...but now we understood the trick: huge convoys. Unusual routes. Always under some LBA ASW umbrella, and with several AVs and CVEs performing ASW and Nav Search missions

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 1:08:46 PM   
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Do you think it would make his supply situation worse if you started to bomb Chungking?? Most of his front line units probably don't have much supply, but could some attacks here make it worse and when the second attack on a base happen the supply situation would be worse as he has no more supply to pull in. In my game, I have good defensive positions for my Chinese, but many of my troops at a base have a lot less supply than the actual troops that are in non-base hexes.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 4:13:12 PM   
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First, Kweiyang is a good place to focus for many reasons. Second, bombing Chungking to kill supply is a good idea.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 4:56:33 PM   
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I do bomb Chungking every week. I like to bomb each day a different enemy city, in order to avoid ambushes and to prevent him to stockpile supplies in any base.

Broome is invaded!!!

Oct 27, 42

First 2 of my subs misses two juicy xAPs full of the 4th Aus Division....:-(

Then a perfect strike arrived from Koepang. Light cloud, the bombers were fully escorted. The enemy CAP was soft... all the bombers got through and.... more than half of them decided they didn't want to carry any torpedo (the Air HQ at Koepang has 200 torps loaded!!) and brought those useless bomb... obviously they all missed cause they aren't trained for bombing attacks... results? The enemy arrived at the beaches without a problem and the base is already lost without a single ship lost for Brad...grgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr These things drive me mad! Is there a check they have to pass to carry torps???? I think it's the third time i face this outcome and i'm starting to think i'm doing something wrong...but what? all the pilots have 70 NavT skill, good leader, air HQ full of torps... what else? Should i send my cruisers from Koepang? Those are dangerous waters, with Port Hedland being already a massive air base... don't know if it's wise...


The enemy is still pushing in Burma too...made some sweeps today over Swheebo...uncontested. And started to recon Rabaul....
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Sub attack near Port Hedland  at 59,127

Japanese Ships
     SS I-153

Allied Ships
     xAP Rajula
     xAP Van Heemskerck
     xAP Stagen
     xAP Neptuna
     xAP Santhia
     DD Evertsen

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Broome at 62,127

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
     A6M2 Zero x 40
     G4M1 Betty x 28

Allied aircraft
     P-38F Lightning x 6
     F4F-3P Wildcat x 1
     F4F-4 Wildcat x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
     A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
     G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged
     G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
     P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
     xAP Van der Lijn
     CA Australia
     xAP Takliwa, Bomb hits 1,  on fire
     xAP Van Heemskerck
     DD Norman
     xAP Matang
     CA Canberra

Allied ground losses:
     24 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
     13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
              Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb  BUNCH OF IDIOTS!!!!!!!
      25 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
     13 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
              Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp And you??? 13 zeros sacrified themself to let you do your job and you aren't even able to hit a slow convoy full of loaded troops!?!??!?!!??!?!?!?!
 


I knew the torpedoes accurancy has been nerfed in this mod... but i'm having really hard times to hit anything!.... ok, stop whining... better to start thinking about how to defend the DEI...by Christmas the enemy will be at Darwin....

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Amphibious Assault at Broome (62,127)

TF 164 troops unloading over beach at Broome, 62,127

Allied ground losses:
     83 casualties reported
        Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)

12 troops of a USN Const Eng Sq accidentally lost during unload of 1st Air Advn Base Force /1
11 troops of a AMF Inf Sect 42 lost in surf during unload of 6th Australian Div /3
11 troops of a AMF Inf Sect 42 accidentally lost during unload of 6th Australian Div /6
11 troops of a AMF Inf Sect 42 lost overboard during unload of 6th Australian Div /9
 

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 5:20:40 PM   
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Ok, a part from the delusion of the last raid, i think the situation will be the following: by the end of 1942 the historical perimeter will be exactly the same of the game perimeter. What will this mean in strategical terms? well, i'll have to face the fact that, from now on, i'll be steadily on the defensive.
I will be interesting because i'll have to face the same strategical problems Japan has faced during the real war.
The main difference will be that both Japan and the allies will have their naval assets almost completely intact, which will probably lead to more fierce battles in 1943 instead of the RL allied steamrolling.

In NG the allies have waken up. Many many planes popped up between Portland Roads and Cairns...we'll soon face some interesting air battles here.

In Burma things are heating up... thank god 55k supplies are arriving at Rangoon and these should give my troops a couple of months of relief....

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 5:34:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cribtop

First, Kweiyang is a good place to focus for many reasons. Second, bombing Chungking to kill supply is a good idea.



Yup, tomorrow we'll attack again at Kweiyang! Now the forts are down to 2... The plan is to attack this time, then rotate 1 division and exchange it with 2 Tank divisions (overstacking a bit) and immediately shock attack... let's see if it works.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 6:39:41 PM   
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Oct 28, 1942

More bad news. Despite the good weather, none of my bombers attacked today the enemy shippings at Broome. His LRCAP managed to kill ALL my search planes and probably my Netties got so scared they dediced not to launch at all...well, that was the last chance we had... Broome fell easily, and so the other empty base south of Derby (USMC Paras)... we only got a torp on a US DD... with a brave sub... a debacle i'd say. For Brad everything went smoothly...

More bad news... south of Cocos Island a big TF is reported to be advancing east!!!!!... EAST????? Invading Java???? Invading the Mollucches???? My Goodness........have to say that i feel a bit overwhelmed by Brad's abilities...  That area isn't well covered...not built at all... How can Brad invade so bravely without knowing what i do have there????...damn

The KB is ordered to move from the Mariannas to Menado... i guess i'll need it

In China another good attack at Kweyiang brought the forts down to 1... tomorrow we'll shock attack with our Tank Divisions!...BANZAI!

But there's nothing to be happy about...

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ASW attack near Broome  at 62,127

Japanese Ships
     SS I-155

Allied Ships
     DD Bagley, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy damage
     CL Caradoc
     CL St. Louis
     DD Patterson
     DD Blue
     DD Dunlap



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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44033 troops, 510 guns, 441 vehicles, Assault Value = 1813

Defending force 42601 troops, 162 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 999

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 904

Allied adjusted defense: 647

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
     2059 casualties reported
        Squads: 20 destroyed, 167 disabled
        Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 57 disabled
        Engineers: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
     Guns lost 31 (4 destroyed, 27 disabled)
     Vehicles lost 81 (17 destroyed, 64 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
     940 casualties reported
        Squads: 5 destroyed, 105 disabled
        Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 15 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
   17th Tank Regiment
   4th Tank Regiment
   51st Division
   1st Tank Division
   15th Division
   104th Division
   2nd Tank Division
   7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
   52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
   1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
   23rd Army
   15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
   10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
   20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   12th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
   15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
   27th Chinese Corps
   94th Chinese Corps
   60th Chinese/A Corps
   67th Chinese Corps
   13th Chinese Corps
   84th Chinese Corps
   60th Chinese/C Corps
   2nd Prov Chinese Corps
   1st Group Army
   30th Group Army
   20th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Broome (62,127)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5594 troops, 45 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 337

Defending force 1812 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Allied adjusted assault: 76

Japanese adjusted defense: 4

Allied assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Broome !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
     733 casualties reported
        Squads: 16 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 15 disabled
        Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
     Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
     Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
     35 casualties reported
        Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
   6th Australian Division
   I Aus Corps Engr Bn /1
   1st Air Advn Base Force /5

Defending units:
   9th JNAF Coy
   30th JNAF AF Unit 


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Ground combat at Nookanbah (66,130)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 624 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

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 Nookanbah !!!

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

Assaulting units:
   2nd USMC Parachute Bn /1



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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 6:53:33 PM   
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And THANK GOD i didn't consider a deep defence of Oz... Timor would now be completely undefended, while it is well defended. Won't be an easy target anytime soon.
The problem, as always, is the lack of supplies in this area. I barely have the supplies needed to fly with drop tanks from my major AFs...let alone to send supplies to minor bases that needs to be garrisoned. I'm loading a convoy with 70k supplies at Tokyo...bringing down again the total amount of supplies present in the HI to 450k :-(...but i need those 70k to be sent to southern DEI ASAP! Cannot wait any longer. More enginers are loaded and sent to Menado, in order to start building this important bases for the future defensive operations. More units are flowing from Korea and Japan... but it takes time...and all those units will eat thousands of supplies... i'm really struggling to get things keep on going...

Burma may be saved...if he doesn't bring anything more to this theatre i guess i can hold... but the empire is so large...and my forces so thin...

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 7:11:21 PM   
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Re: China, hmm.. You are not going to get an autovictory so the best you can do is neutralize the Chinese and denying the allies airbases from which to stage attacks on the HI.

Good job there, indeed time to reinforce the perimeter..

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 7:44:41 PM   
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6th Aussie Div arrives at Aden, so there is less coming at you in Burma.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/17/2012 8:45:47 PM   
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Well, in spite of your setbacks you are amazingly advanced in China considering 1942 has not passed. You do not have to take Chunking right away but look to take it in the next year, before major Allied counter attacks begin. Although you are stymied there now if this version of the game plays like stock as far as supply goes then China will grow more desperate for supplies as time passes and for the most part Chinese infantry units will not take replacements due to the lack of supply. So every Chinaman killed or disabled is pretty much out of the fight forever, while you can recover and replace your units.

It took Viperpol well into 1944 to take out China, but he did. Just keep grinding him down and he will break. The thing is as you know from your game with Rader. you take Chunking and China receives no more reinforcements-until he takes it back. That is a big deal and why the Japanese player has to take Chungking.

But I know that this scenario is different so it may be a lot harder to do. As it should be in all games.




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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Chungking at a "minimum" ??? Isn't that too much of an expectation mate? I mean, Chungking???

Oct 25, 42

Today we have a little insight of what we're facing in Burma. He started the reconning bombardments in 3 different places...and, i gotta say, i'm a bit worried... A part from the 18th UK division, there are no aussies anywhere...and no other big British units... is the whole Burma advance a diversion???

is he planning a massive landing somewhere unespected with those SEAC divisions not involved in Burma?



Also today, for the first time, he attacked Buna from Portland Roads. Damages are light and the AF is still operative. But i'm not going to waste my assets now. I have decent forts everywhere in this theatre and enough supplies to be able to face these not-very-frequent bombing raids.

I'm sending more air search patrols in the Marshalls...got a bad feeling for that part of the map and in western Sumatra too...

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Ground combat at 58,43 (near Kalemyo)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10669 troops, 130 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

Defending force 15328 troops, 115 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Allied ground losses:
     26 casualties reported
        Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
        Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
        Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
   7th Indian Division
   36th Chinese Division


Defending units:
   3rd RTA/B Division
   3rd RTA/C Division
   7th RTA Division
   5th Guards/A Division


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Ground combat at Akyab (54,45)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14063 troops, 283 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 784

Defending force 28895 troops, 319 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 750

Assaulting units:
   254th Armoured Brigade
   18th British Division
   7th Armoured Brigade
   85th British AT Gun Regiment


Defending units:
   15th Ind Engineer Regiment
   23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
   2nd Division
   6th RTA Division
   2nd RF Gun Bn /1
   36th Field AA Battalion
   3rd Mortar Battalion
   5th Mortar Battalion
   93rd JAAF AF Bn
   11th JAAF Base Force
   5th RF Gun Bn /1


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Ground combat at 64,41 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2910 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 347

Defending force 2778 troops, 14 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Assaulting units:
   84th Indian Brigade
   75th Indian Brigade
   2nd Reserve Division
 
Defending units:
   RTA Cavalry Division


You see? There are at least 2 more indian divisions in the area, and some more indian Bdes...but the 18th UK is the only "western" division spotted...where's the 2nd UK DIV?






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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 1:04:34 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 29, 42

A good day. Finally.

In Burma our battered RTA CAv division held the 3rd attack in a row against superior forces. More Indian + Chinese divisions are flowing to give pressure on Mitikyna and we spotted another Indian division advancing towards Akyab. But we're holding the line. And that's enough for the moment.

He came against Buna with a heavy escorted raid. We had a zero daitai there and our old A6M2s did their job, shooting down 4 Liberators and 2 escorts, losing "only" 4 of them (only 1 WIA pilots!).

Then the good part... In China we shocked attacked (overstacking) Kweyiang. We got a great 7-1 and the enemy is pushed back. 3 of our divisions are really in bad shape and cannot keep the line any longer...but the tank divisions are in good shape and will immediately keep on pushing, while more fresh divisions are arriving to substitute the battered ones. Now it's time to exploit this success and to cut the enemy front in two. We want another blitz in China! Go tanks, GO!!!





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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13
Beaufighter Ic x 13
B-24D Liberator x 12
P-38E Lightning x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9


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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 3
B-24D Liberator x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

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Ground combat at Kweiyang (74,49)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 56869 troops, 771 guns, 1274 vehicles, Assault Value = 1645

Defending force 37852 troops, 156 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 801

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 2059

Allied adjusted defense: 289

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiyang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3266 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 221 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 17 (4 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (11 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
11287 casualties reported
Squads: 343 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 449 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 62 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 29 (18 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 10

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
51st Division
15th Division
104th Division
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Mortar Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
17th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
67th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese/A Corps
30th Group Army
1st Group Army
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Base Force



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Ground combat at 64,41 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9034 troops, 17 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 333

Defending force 2402 troops, 14 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 249

Japanese adjusted defense: 133

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
75th Indian Brigade
84th Indian Brigade
2nd Reserve Division

Defending units:
RTA Cavalry Division These guys are doing a great job!


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Ground combat at Warazup (63,41)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9862 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 743

Defending force 14398 troops, 102 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 424

Assaulting units:
45th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Division
96th Chinese Division

Defending units:
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
4th Guards Division


mmmmm...... i don't fear you

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 1:06:48 AM   
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6th Aussie Div arrives at Aden, so there is less coming at you in Burma.



Yes, it confirms the fact that i'll face all those SEAC units somewhere else.... don't know if i have to be glad or not....

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 1:46:14 AM   
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Ok, the fall of Kweyiang opens a whole new world of possibilities. I'll try to outflank the bulk of his army and march north and west




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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 11:01:57 AM   
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Nice work grinding through in China.

Looks like you're prioritizing the mountains which I feel is a good move. If there is any way to make him think you're heading for Chungking directly while in fact aiming for Kunming, that seems it would be to your benefit. Kunming seems to me the base that assures a much harder road to the Allies reopening China to supply and reinforcements.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 11:32:54 AM   
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Nice work grinding through in China.

Looks like you're prioritizing the mountains which I feel is a good move. If there is any way to make him think you're heading for Chungking directly while in fact aiming for Kunming, that seems it would be to your benefit. Kunming seems to me the base that assures a much harder road to the Allies reopening China to supply and reinforcements.



Thanks Obvert. Yes, i have enough forces to be able to advance on different vectors. We'll advance northwards, but 3 divisions and two tank divisions will keep on moving towards Kumming. My priority is to open a direct road between China and Burma, so that i can open a new road for the supply flow to Burma.

Oct 30 1942

In China, the two tank divisions crossed the river and got halted by a 1-1...but the enemy is weak and is already falling back. Good. I'll wait a couple of turns a a couple of divisions and then i'll keep on pushing forward.
Tomorrow we'll attack in the north. First a deliberate attack, then a shock one.


The enemy convoy that was advancing eastwards south of Cocos fell back... but i'm reinforcing the whole area nonetheless!

12 newly arrived Judy-C (the recon type) have been loaded on my Carriers. What about having a naval search of 20 hexes?

Dediced not to build the Irving (recon type, with 2 Ha-35 engines). I now realized it's a waste cause the Judy can to the same job using only 1 engine and, moreover, it's CV capable.

In Burma, an allied shock attack, on the right flank of Mitikyna, finally dislodged the brave RTA Cav div. These guys will now be sent back to Rangoon, to some deserved R&R.

What else? Still no sign of the enemy CVs. The fact that Brad used only xAPs and xAKs for his western Oz operations, means he's saving his AP/AKs for something else...and probably the whole USN Fleet too. So i gotta be ready. My guess? CENTPAC. Why? Because it will be consistent with his strategy of keeping me always offbalance... a hit in Nopac, then one in CENTPAC, a double hit in NW OZ, then one more... in CENTPAC... sounds logical to me.

We'll see. We're upgrading our first Carrier A6M2 to the A6M5s... a good upgrade.

A mini KB is assembling in southern DEI, along with 3 BBs, 4 CAs, 22 DDs and 7 CLs.



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Morning Air attack on 268th Motorised Brigade, at 54,43 (Cox's Bazar)

mmmmm......


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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 13835 troops, 226 guns, 848 vehicles, Assault Value = 628

Defending force 23865 troops, 155 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 802

Japanese adjusted assault: 166

Allied adjusted defense: 103

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(-), disruption(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
469 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
890 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank Division

Defending units:
66th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese/C Corps



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Ground combat at 64,41 (near Myitkyina)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8934 troops, 17 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 322

Defending force 2066 troops, 14 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Allied adjusted assault: 568

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 29 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1072 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
75th Indian Brigade
84th Indian Brigade
2nd Reserve Division

Defending units:
RTA Cavalry Division



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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 11:39:11 AM   
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Good job in China, Greyjoy.

After taking Kweiyang, the first order of business is to control and garrison the major road to the northwest. This cuts the communications between Sichuan (where lots of factories and auto supplies are located) and Kunming and south China.

Personally, I would then march on Chungking, and use the fact that tanks move pretty fast over rough terrain (ie the crescent patch between Kweiyang and Neikiang). By doing so, you force him to redeploy over a very long front, almost from Chungking to Chengtu. Also, marching north on Chungking will threaten his units on the road to Patung. I think you should try to break into the plains from the west, if you can do so, he's toast, as you will fight in clear terrain, and close to his supply producing bases.

[Edit] Taking Kunming should be costly, and I don't think it makes such a difference now, since both Paoshan and Tsuyung are still in enemy hands.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 11:45:29 AM   
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Good job in China, Greyjoy.

After taking Kweiyang, the first order of business is to control and garrison the major road to the northwest. This cuts the communications between Sichuan (where lots of factories and auto supplies are located) and Kunming and south China.

Personally, I would then march on Chungking, and use the fact that tanks move pretty fast over rough terrain (ie the crescent patch between Kweiyang and Neikiang). By doing so, you force him to redeploy over a very long front, almost from Chungking to Chengtu. Also, marching north on Chungking will threaten his units on the road to Patung. I think you should try to break into the plains from the west, if you can do so, he's toast, as you will fight in clear terrain, and close to his supply producing bases.

Francois


Thanks francois! I'll do both. I'll push north but i'll also push west. with the stacking limits map, i already know how many troops i'll be facing on the mountains: several fortified hexes with 25,000 men each... so 1 Army, 3 divisions, 5 artillery units, 2 tank regiments will be more than enough for this advance. The rest will proceed north!


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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 11:47:26 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: fcharton

Good job in China, Greyjoy.

After taking Kweiyang, the first order of business is to control and garrison the major road to the northwest. This cuts the communications between Sichuan (where lots of factories and auto supplies are located) and Kunming and south China.

Personally, I would then march on Chungking, and use the fact that tanks move pretty fast over rough terrain (ie the crescent patch between Kweiyang and Neikiang). By doing so, you force him to redeploy over a very long front, almost from Chungking to Chengtu. Also, marching north on Chungking will threaten his units on the road to Patung. I think you should try to break into the plains from the west, if you can do so, he's toast, as you will fight in clear terrain, and close to his supply producing bases.

[Edit] Taking Kunming should be costly, and I don't think it makes such a difference now, since both Paoshan and Tsuyung are still in enemy hands.

Francois


Costly, yes, but cannot be defended by more than 25,000 men. So i'll try to use my superior firepower, along with the control of the skies, to moul his units. Sooner or later they will be in a bad shape and will be forced to retreat... Let's see if it works

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 1:26:14 PM   
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Thinking loudly.... I think he will land at Tabiutea and start to threaten the Gilberts. He can do that easily. He must have 3 usmc divisions and at least 2 more US divisions available for the pacific. How to counter? Well, with the KB shifting to the DEI, i'm counting on LBA. I have 36 Nells, 36 Betties and 36 zeros at Makin, plus 27 vals and 27 zeros at Tarawa. A flottilla of 6 RO boats has just arrived from Truk. I'm also sending a garrison to Nauru island...just to be sure against a coup de main. I cannot stop him, but at least i hope to make him pay dearly for the effort.

I'm starting to prep tuhe crack 8th division for Saipan. It will be a while before i'll get enough pps to buy it out, but better to start thinking about the future right now.

I've also decided to accellerate some DDs, shutting down some CLs ( agano class). Need to replace the losses asap now that the americans are on the move.

Sebang is secured with a division and so are Port Blair (250 AVs), great Nicobar and Little Adamans. Victoria point will soon get a garrison and a base force, so that i can triangulate an air defence in the Adamans between Port Blair, Sebang and Victoria.

A convoy with 500,000 fuel is arriving in japan and soon i'll start another 150,000 tons convoy only dedicated to oil. A part from a couple of xAKLs sunk near korea, the asw war is going well.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/18/2012 10:54:19 PM   
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Tabiutea




I am almost sure you meant Tabiteuea.

And I have doubts about the Gilberts. I doubt Q-Ball even knows where they are. He will land right in your face with overwhelming quantity and quality where it hurts most.

No pressure.


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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/19/2012 5:32:30 AM   
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Yes, you have taken this part of China about as fast as I have seen anyone do it. Good job especially with stacking limits. I have always felt that Kweiyang is the key. If he is smart he will garrison Chungking and start moving everything else he has to the West while using what he has to block your drive to Kumming. Take Tsyung from him and every unit left in Central China is dead anyways. And, no matter what he does Chungking is lost now. He can't save China now but he can work to save his army.
A very good campaign for you.

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/19/2012 6:55:59 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Tabiutea




I am almost sure you meant Tabiteuea.

And I have doubts about the Gilberts. I doubt Q-Ball even knows where they are. He will land right in your face with overwhelming quantity and quality where it hurts most.

No pressure.



Ok, where it could be this landing site so? The way i see it, it's too early for a direct drive to the Mariannas. His Carriers are now strong, can't deny that, but he will have to rely only on them for such a move, and with Wake and Marcus in my hands, full of Mavis/Emilies, there's no way such an invasion army could slip through without being seen. I'll have the time to get there in force and fight him back. Sumatra is another possibility, but, then again, i think it's quite early for such a move. I have some decent garrisons there and 3/4 divisions are ready as a mobile reserve in Java/singapore. The Kuriles? They are decently garrisoned and, with the winter season already in place, i can't see how he can risk to land there now.

What do you have in mind ?

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/19/2012 7:09:25 AM   
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Yes, you have taken this part of China about as fast as I have seen anyone do it. Good job especially with stacking limits. I have always felt that Kweiyang is the key. If he is smart he will garrison Chungking and start moving everything else he has to the West while using what he has to block your drive to Kumming. Take Tsyung from him and every unit left in Central China is dead anyways. And, no matter what he does Chungking is lost now. He can't save China now but he can work to save his army.
A very good campaign for you.



Thanks Crsutton,
Gotta say that when i got halted at the gates of Kweyiang by those severals setbacks, i thought it was over...but now that that key place is in my hands i think i can drive both ways up to Central China and towards the mountains. The stacking limits prevent any real assemblement of forces on the mountain roads, so i don't think he can simply place one million men there in western China. Now my goal is to hold Mitikyna as long as possible and, at the same time, get to Kumming ASAP. The 22nd Division is already pushing westwards, while the 1st and 2nd Tank Divisions managed to dislodge 3 enemy corps beyond the river NW of Keyang and are now pushing Northwards, directly towards Chungking.

We've now reached the 2nd of November and the situation is the following: In Burma we're under heavy pressure. The enemy started to bomb Mitikyna and Wurzup heavily and several units (at least 3 Indian divisions plus 3 Chinese Divisions) are applying their pressure against the 6th Guards Division at Wurzup, which has the horrible duty to defend alone that key base. Supply flows really slow due to my not-building those bases (Katha is at 0, Mitikyna at 2 and Wurzup at 0) so this is our main problem. I'm sending some tanks and artillery as reinforcements, but those guys won't be able to hold forever...gotta find a solution...and find it fast!
In China seems that he's falling back to Chungking, but it also seems that the road NW of Keyiang has very few enemy units defending it now that those 3 corps have been smashed by the 2 Tank Divisions.
In The north we got another bloody nose (1-2 with more than 2000 casualities) and i'm already considering to shift some of those units back to the south... it's a bloody bottleneck and i don't see any real chance of breaking his front there.
The 22nd and 104th Divisions are marching west of Kweyang. The opposition appears to be light in that part of the map.... let's hope

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RE: The China Syndrome - 11/19/2012 8:46:13 AM   
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Moreover, 3 Garrison Units arrived at Kendari, along with 2 SNLFs and 1 Mixed Bde, 3 base forces and several eng units. These guys will be now distributed to garrison the flanks of Timor (especially the bases around Ambon).
32 Engineers (which is a lot for Japan in DBB Mod) are being sent to Biak, in order to start building that area for future defensive needs.
Hollandia is now a level 3 port and 6 AF. Not Bad. We're now starting to build Vinoro (the base just south of Hollandia), while 2 base forces are arriving here from Korea.
The 5th Amphib Bde is being moved to Roti (just west of Koepang). Along with another regiment, 2 base forces, 1 AA unit and a AT unit, will rapresent the garrison of this important base.

Dili and Lautem are now both at lvl 6 AF, with a consistent garrison in both bases.
Tabernafe (which already is at level 2 AF) is getting a couple of engineers unit to speed the building up.
An Air HQ is just unloading at Alor (north of Timor), while the first CVL (Ryuho) just arrived at Ambon. Two more CVLs and two CVEs are coming too.
More than 240k fuel are now based in this area, between Makassar, Kendari and Koepang.
Air units are flowing to Sosarbaja and to Koepang.
nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
In Burma the real threat is now those 200 heavy bombers + 250 fighters Brad is assembling at Calcutta. Those units now must be trained to elite and, i am sure of that, when they'll be unlashed, they will be unstoppable. The only thing i can do is to be ready as much as i can, meaning to keep my 1st air Army at Mandalay in the best possible shape. There i have 200 Tojos, 100 Zeros and 70 Nicks...i cannot devote more to Burma right now. The other theatres need to be garrisoned and defended.


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