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RE: China! - 10/29/2012 5:05:07 AM   
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Loading is very dependent on who has air cover. You have none, and he has at least some.

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RE: China! - 10/29/2012 4:06:06 PM   
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Our sub commando raid worked


Hey-that's cool, Allied dog! I'll have to see if I can work this into my game somehow. Fun!

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RE: China! - 10/31/2012 4:25:12 PM   
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Our sub commando raid worked


Hey-that's cool, Allied dog! I'll have to see if I can work this into my game somehow. Fun!


Yeah, it works. For those watching, I do think it's gamey to use Sub Commandos as "suicide scouts'; i.e., to land at a potential target, and count the defenders before the Commandos die. But I think it's OK to use them against targets you think you can take, like Tjepoe. That's my opinion anyway.

Tjepoe will probably be garrisoned now, so not sure what the next target is, as I have to look for bases that are likely to be empty. Maybe one of the towns in Thailand along that rail line, or maybe some atolls and dots. Not sure. We are taking requests!

Aug 15, 1942:

Not much happening. We sank 3-4 more ships via sub, so that's going well, and Bettys sank one of my APs picking up troops at Baker. Dumb on my part; we'll send another convoy in, and this time fly in fighters, hoping we can bait some unescorted Betties.

There was some air action on the Australian coast; Betties sortied from Buna (I think Buna) to try to sink some transports unloading supplies at Portland Roads. They sank 3 AKLs, but not before we shot down 10 escorting Zeros. Not sure he'll keep doing that, kind of expensive.

Other than that, the US Fleet is basically back at Pearl. As soon as the invasion transport shipping makes Pearl, we are leaving for the Aleutians.

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RE: China! - 10/31/2012 4:30:57 PM   
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We are taking requests!


Check out Phuket, if he's taken it by rowboat corps. Alternatively some of the islands in the Andaman chain or off the coast of Sumatra are interesting to keep in Allied hands for a later return.

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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 2:31:12 PM   
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We are taking requests!


Check out Phuket, if he's taken it by rowboat corps. Alternatively some of the islands in the Andaman chain or off the coast of Sumatra are interesting to keep in Allied hands for a later return.


Those are good targets, though I can't really hold anything I take with Sub Commandos. It's hard to think of a likely empty hex that is a major pain for him. That's why I thought of the rail line to Singapore. Another possible use: Just as I am moving into an area, land them at a dot hex, then fly-in a few AV support via Catalina. That would set-up a flying boat base, good for recon while I move into a new area. I may do that.

8-16 to 8-23 1942

Still slow right now, but a few things going on.

Pacific:

I have sent invasion transports to the Aleutians, for the next invasion of Amchitka. I have been bombing Amchitka every day, so he has no LBA available in the Aleutians, while I do. I don't anticipate Japanese resistance, but we'll bring everybody just in case.

Plenty of units are prepped, so absent naval opposition, it should fall easily. I want to get the Aleutians cleared before winter hits. Plus, I have bigger plans elsewhere, this is just a good area to accomplish something in the meantime.

Australia:

I am building bases along the NE coast, to interdict New Guinea. I plan to bomb the Solomons.

Burma:

I am preparing for an attack on Myiktinya and Akyab as soon as the monsoon lifts. I need the time anyway to fill-out the Indian and Chinese units I am using. We'll probably jump-off sometime in October or November. My objectives will be limited; the main objective will be to tie-down alot of the IJA.

China:

What is there to say? The slow march to the inevitable continues. I have managed to halt him at a tough defense line, but the lack of supplies is the biggest problem I have, and the reason that he will win in the end. I just hope to hold him off into 1943, to delay the transfre of most of the IJA to other theaters.




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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 5:12:34 PM   
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You guys are certainly moving right along on the pace of your gameplay! August 1942 already? I'm very impressed. How many turns a day are you averaging?

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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 8:17:33 PM   
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You guys are certainly moving right along on the pace of your gameplay! August 1942 already? I'm very impressed. How many turns a day are you averaging?


We are bookin'. We probably average 3-4 a day, with some breaks in there. Greyjoy is a very reliable opponent and gracious too.

It also helps that these last couple months, I can do a turn in 5 minutes most of the time. I tend to move unit in single large convoys, and at the moment doing one operation at a time. But most of the time, I am resting, training, building up forces for various pushes. I also want to time multiple efforts at once.

So most of the last couple months, other than the attack on Baker, has been waiting and building.

8-24 to 8-28, 1942

Not a ton going on, but it's going to get hotter.

China:

I don't need a ton of maps to describe the position: Dire. He broke my river line in the north (see previous map), so we are falling back on rough terrian. We have a couple hexes deep of that, and when that falls, it's over.

Let's move on to happier topics......

Burma:

Despite moving out the Australians, I still have alot of forces in this theater. The Indian Army is now up to 6 good divisions, and climbing, and I have enough AFVs for 2 Tank Brigades. The Free Chinese Army is rounding out, and I should have over 1000 Chinese AV in a month. Not enough to break through, but enough to cause problems.

We have been bombing Myiktinya to burn his supplies and for practice in the meantime, with about 150 planes.

HMS FORMIDABLE: Hooray! The shipyard at Bremerton knocked the float damage to 50; at that point, I was able to withdraw her from there, with 1 day to spare! No AP loss, and I saved the ship.

SOLOMONS:

I am launching a new operation in the Solomons. More details to follow.

Playing Allies:

I am used to playing Japan, where every single crappy construction unit and base force has a mission, and you never have enough AV support or engineers.

As Allies, though, I am getting to the point that I have more base force and engineer units than I know what to do with. I have piles of engineers at all the stuff I want to build, and still I have units waiting on the West Coast. I have transport for them too, I just don't know what to do with them other than pile them up in Australia. Even with that excess, every base I want to build pretty much maxes out instantly once I drop engineers there.

Is this the experience of Allied players? I'm just not used to that as Japan, having excess engineering units. I guess that's life as the Allies!



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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 8:25:04 PM   
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HMS FORMIDABLE: Hooray! The shipyard at Bremerton knocked the float damage to 50; at that point, I was able to withdraw her from there, with 1 day to spare! No AP loss, and I saved the ship.


Unless I've overlooked a rule requiring the withdrawal of troop-ships, I think you meant PP loss . . .

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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 8:54:44 PM   
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Is this the experience of Allied players? I'm just not used to that as Japan, having excess engineering units. I guess that's life as the Allies!



More or less, yes. The US in particular has masses of engineers. Troops still in CONUS, I recently learned, should build up all the bases there to max for extra VP. They have nothing better to do.

In my current Babes game I'm using Naval Construction Battalions as garrisons because their dozen AV is more important than their engineering abilities!

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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 9:25:17 PM   
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I am used to playing Japan, where every single crappy construction unit and base force has a mission, and you never have enough AV support or engineers.

As Allies, though, I am getting to the point that I have more base force and engineer units than I know what to do with. I have piles of engineers at all the stuff I want to build, and still I have units waiting on the West Coast. I have transport for them too, I just don't know what to do with them other than pile them up in Australia. Even with that excess, every base I want to build pretty much maxes out instantly once I drop engineers there.

Is this the experience of Allied players? I'm just not used to that as Japan, having excess engineering units. I guess that's life as the Allies!


I would recommend sending groups of four or more SB (Naval Construction) to India via Cape Town and then maybe some of the Construction Regiment. I'm only at the beginning of August playing this mod and know I will send some there soon.

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RE: China! - 11/1/2012 10:54:06 PM   
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That's not my experience, though it used to be. In my last two games - vs. Chez and vs. PzH - I had a pressing need for engineers. I couldn't get enough of them. (I hope that's an indication that, through experience, I had developed a better feel for what I needed to do and what I wanted to do and what I could do.) I don't think I'll ever have too many engineers or enough political points as the Allied player.

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RE: China! - 11/2/2012 12:58:06 AM   
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But your games never get to this point, you've either scared off your opponent or beaten them up!

India/Burma is a godd (and historical) destination.

Is there any value of flying a few into China??

Plus I dream of building Kathmandu International Airport, is this a safe backdoor to fly supply into China?

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RE: China! - 11/2/2012 1:08:36 AM   
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I am used to playing Japan, where every single crappy construction unit and base force has a mission, and you never have enough AV support or engineers.

As Allies, though, I am getting to the point that I have more base force and engineer units than I know what to do with. I have piles of engineers at all the stuff I want to build, and still I have units waiting on the West Coast. I have transport for them too, I just don't know what to do with them other than pile them up in Australia. Even with that excess, every base I want to build pretty much maxes out instantly once I drop engineers there.

Is this the experience of Allied players? I'm just not used to that as Japan, having excess engineering units. I guess that's life as the Allies!




Well, the Allies will never hurt for construction and support units once the year end rolls around. Don't want to give much in the way of advice as I am trying to stay neutral but I will tell you this. You can't ship enough engineers and base support to India from the US-especially if you are looking to do some serious fighting in SE Asia. British base support is OK but their engineer units are totally pathetic.


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RE: China! - 11/2/2012 3:36:47 AM   
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But your games never get to this point, you've either scared off your opponent or beaten them up!

India/Burma is a godd (and historical) destination.

Is there any value of flying a few into China??

Plus I dream of building Kathmandu International Airport, is this a safe backdoor to fly supply into China?


Actually, I sent some engineers very early, like the first month, so I'm OK, though I'll send a couple more. We have very large bases now by the Burmese border.

The only thing I will fly into China is supplies; I have Chinese Engineers, the problem is I don't have supplies for them.

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RE: China! - 11/2/2012 2:18:13 PM   
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When were SeaBees sent to the CBI theater? EAB's, sure, along with other Army engineer units...

Can't recall if you get them in stock, but in Babes you get some Indian construction battalions during 1942, plus the base forces.

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RE: China! - 11/2/2012 3:19:44 PM   
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Have you considered the Andamans? Curious on your opinion!

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RE: China! - 11/3/2012 2:27:17 PM   
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Have you considered the Andamans? Curious on your opinion!



Sure....they are heavily built, with Port Blair getting built-up, as well as Great Nicobar. But it's not a bad idea in the long-run.

The main problem with the Andamans is that the follow-on move is against large land masses....where I expect alot of IJA troops. I probably need to avoid large land masses.

8-29-42 to 9-4-42

Solomons:

I am making some noise down here, bombing Tulagi with 4E, and sailing large convoys around Ndeni, escorted by cruisers. The objective is to make Greyjoy think something is up down here. It isn't.

Aleutians:

THere is something up here, though; we are landing on Amchitka, and Attu, hoping to close-out the Aleutians before winter. I don't anticipate IJN showing up, but you never know. The reason I don't is a) I have LBA, and he doesn't, and b) it's pretty far away from everything else.





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RE: China! - 11/5/2012 8:48:11 PM   
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Nice commando raid. I converted a couple of SSTs in my game and was looking at option how to use them to best annoy my opponent.

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RE: China! - 11/5/2012 9:17:05 PM   
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rroberson,

Love the new sig image.

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Going Coastal - 11/6/2012 10:01:34 PM   
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9-4-42 to 9-22-42

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile! Nearly two weeks of game time, it's flying by, as I am able to do turns last couple days, and not a ton going on in the war.

Aleutians:

I had to land an extra division, but we wiped-out the defenders on Amchitka Island. After a couple bombing runs and recon on Attu, the defenders there are gone! Must have pulled them via flying boat, because there is no airstrip there, and I didn't see any shipping.

Well, that checked one of my 1942 boxes; clearing the Aleutians. They aren't really important, but a) it's a doable objective without taking on the IJN, and b) will likely put pressure on Greyjoy to garrison the Kuriles. I have already received intel that a Division is located on one of those islands (I think it was the 54th)

I don't plan, though, to attack the Kuriles in the near future. That might change, but for now, I'm pulling most of my forces.

Pacific:

The fleet is now mostly at Pearl. There is a big series of upgrades to the USN in 10/42, mostly adding 40mm bofors to everything. That's a worthwhile upgrade, so we are mostly sitting tight for now, probably through October. Look to other AARs for big CV actions!

We are planning, though, a couple minor moves. Horn Island is garrisoned by a single SNLF unit, 1st Maizuru, so I have a couple brigades plus tanks prepped to take it out. I plan a follow-on move to Merauke, as well as a 2-division landing at Port Moresby. I want to re-open the Torres Strait, which will help cause trouble in the DEI.

Australia:

Exmouth is a major base now. I am planning a landing at Port Hedland, which is garrisoned by 2 SNLF but no base forces, no airstrip. I am going to cover with LBA, so I may suffer some losses. It's worth it though.

Going Coastal:

My attacks have dropped dramatically. Greyjoy hinted at changing his convoys, I think he is moving stuff in larger convoys, and "going coastal". He also has alot more airsearch up over previously good killing grounds, like around Sakhalin, where I have sunk a dozen ships. I havent' tried to break this change, and not sure what to do, but I'm not getting much results, that's for sure.

China!

The bad news continues. We've held a couple hexes by rotating units, but you can only do that so much. While stacking limits helps the defense, it also hurts, because when units retreat they are almost always overstacked.

I think he'll be in the Chungking plain in another month or so, and then it will be lights-out in China.




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RE: Going Coastal - 11/8/2012 12:52:49 AM   
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I think you are actually in good shape.  GJ has focused on China to the exclusion of everything else.  He didn't go for India or OZ to get those extra HI/Fuel that he could have.  Securing China is nice, but not IMHO at the expense of ignoring the rest of the world.  Calcutta is worth several thousand Tojo's in '43.  Now, he can't build those, or if he does he has to use his '45 HI to do it.  You already have the Aleutians ... I think '43 is going to be a bad year for IJ. 

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/9/2012 4:53:25 AM   
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I think you are actually in good shape.  GJ has focused on China to the exclusion of everything else.  He didn't go for India or OZ to get those extra HI/Fuel that he could have.  Securing China is nice, but not IMHO at the expense of ignoring the rest of the world.  Calcutta is worth several thousand Tojo's in '43.  Now, he can't build those, or if he does he has to use his '45 HI to do it.  You already have the Aleutians ... I think '43 is going to be a bad year for IJ. 


I don't disagree....things are bad in China, but other than China, we are in very good shape. We have good bases, lots of possibilities, and my naval losses are very light. Plenty of evil moves in 1943......

I am screwed in China though, no question.

9-23 to 9-28-42

Port Hedland:

I have been busy in Australia; after quickly building Exmouth to a major base (which with a couple USN construction units takes about 10 minutes), I launched a slutty invasion of Port Hedland. It's slutty, because I am only using xAPs and whatnot, and covering with P-38s and Beaufighters on LRCAP. Using older RN ships for support. I counted on surprise, and I acheived it.

I figured a large convoy appearing at Exmouth would maybe look like reinforcements or supplies, so I thought I could get there with minimal warning. This is why I like close invasions, it's hard to tell if naval activity is offensive until the last minute.

Lots of Betty/Nell sortied from Koepang area; our guys did amazing work, claiming over 80 kills of Zeros and bombers. Alot of bombers got through, but their shooting was piss-poor, and they only sank 4 transports. I was sweating as some Bettys made torp runs at REPULSE, but no hits. I was lucky, I guess.

One Beaufighter pilot got 5 kills in one day; I didn't think that plane was that great! Maybe I'm wrong.....

Anyway, I think the distance from Koepang also hurt alot. That's a hornet's nest of torp bombers, so I will need better aircover next time.

Next Steps:

We have been visible for 2 days; probably another 2 or so will attract IJN attention I don't need. We are going to unload the last bits and get out.

We are now going to clear Corunna Downs, and pause for a month or so while I build Port Hedland into a nasty airbase. Then, we can LBA cover a landing at Broome. I already have an Aussie Div prepped for it, plus more troops for Derby.

So, that's it for now, but we really pried open the Indian Ocean, methinks




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RE: Going Coastal - 11/9/2012 7:52:39 AM   
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9-4-42 to 9-22-42

Wow, I haven't posted in awhile! Nearly two weeks of game time, it's flying by, as I am able to do turns last couple days, and not a ton going on in the war.

Aleutians:

I had to land an extra division, but we wiped-out the defenders on Amchitka Island. After a couple bombing runs and recon on Attu, the defenders there are gone! Must have pulled them via flying boat, because there is no airstrip there, and I didn't see any shipping.

Well, that checked one of my 1942 boxes; clearing the Aleutians. They aren't really important, but a) it's a doable objective without taking on the IJN, and b) will likely put pressure on Greyjoy to garrison the Kuriles. I have already received intel that a Division is located on one of those islands (I think it was the 54th)

I don't plan, though, to attack the Kuriles in the near future. That might change, but for now, I'm pulling most of my forces.

Keep up the traffic in the area to keep him thinking!


Pacific:

The fleet is now mostly at Pearl. There is a big series of upgrades to the USN in 10/42, mostly adding 40mm bofors to everything. That's a worthwhile upgrade, so we are mostly sitting tight for now, probably through October. Look to other AARs for big CV actions!

We are planning, though, a couple minor moves. Horn Island is garrisoned by a single SNLF unit, 1st Maizuru, so I have a couple brigades plus tanks prepped to take it out. I plan a follow-on move to Merauke, as well as a 2-division landing at Port Moresby. I want to re-open the Torres Strait, which will help cause trouble in the DEI.

Australia:

Exmouth is a major base now. I am planning a landing at Port Hedland, which is garrisoned by 2 SNLF but no base forces, no airstrip. I am going to cover with LBA, so I may suffer some losses. It's worth it though.

Pt Hedland is at least a treasure trove of resources, recapturing this area may not threaten much but it keeps JAAF bombers away from the populated areas of WA.

Going Coastal:

My attacks have dropped dramatically. Greyjoy hinted at changing his convoys, I think he is moving stuff in larger convoys, and "going coastal". He also has alot more airsearch up over previously good killing grounds, like around Sakhalin, where I have sunk a dozen ships. I havent' tried to break this change, and not sure what to do, but I'm not getting much results, that's for sure.

Will sub-seeded minefields hang around long in a coastal hex??
It might make him think a bit.




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RE: Going Coastal - 11/10/2012 1:15:18 PM   
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10/2/42

SRA CLoseout:

Tandjoengsoler, the base right next to Tarakan, is finally being invaded. This is the last base I have that can support floatplanes in the DEI; the 2 Catalina units there are going to have to die. Cebu fell earlier in the month.

That leaves Melak, a base in the interior of Borneo where the Dutch are hiding out with some supplies, and a bunch of bases in the PI with zero supplies and starving troops

No more air search in the DEI....too bad, it lasted awhile

China:

We stopped him at Kweiyang, much to my surprise, and in the north, but we are basically down to the final line of defenses in the good terrain. I am rotating units as best I can (I have more Chinese units than I need; I wish some would go away).

I can probably hold something into 1943, but that's it

Australia Next Steps:

I am prepping for Horn Is and Moresby and Broome; not ready for a move into the SRA, but I would like to squeeze the top of Oz and open the Torres Strait

Intel reports several Japanese troop movements; 56th Div to Shortlands, 6th Guards to Koepang, and 41st to Singapore. The one to Koepang makes sense, and if I decide to invade that hex, I'll need to bring alot of guys

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/10/2012 1:20:30 PM   
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Q - if you can continue to keep him off balance in a few key areas in the Pacific, it might just divert enough attention from China to allow you to hold on by your finger-nails.....

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/10/2012 11:46:15 PM   
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China:

We stopped him at Kweiyang, much to my surprise, and in the north, but we are basically down to the final line of defenses in the good terrain. I am rotating units as best I can (I have more Chinese units than I need; I wish some would go away).

I can probably hold something into 1943, but that's it

But that is great ... and should be enough. Your Indian div's should be trained up by now and your Brit/Comm replacements should have allowed you to get all your divs up to full strength with some pools. So, your Burma campaign should be firing up very soon. He is deeply committed in China, if you push hard and fast in Burma .... maybe he will commit the KB to land strikes to support Burma? Even getting a couple of Northern Burma bases back will greatly shorten your air supply chain.

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/11/2012 1:25:53 AM   
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Marines - How about using your Marine Paras to drop in on some bases that you can quickly recon with your F-4s that may be lightly help or empty?? Your have some C-33s and other transport planes in Australia. You can also use the Marine Raiders teamed up with your Clemson Class APDs to Fast Transport to a base.

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/13/2012 8:25:10 PM   
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Marines - How about using your Marine Paras to drop in on some bases that you can quickly recon with your F-4s that may be lightly help or empty?? Your have some C-33s and other transport planes in Australia. You can also use the Marine Raiders teamed up with your Clemson Class APDs to Fast Transport to a base.


I have some Marine Paras prepped for a couple targets that will be dropped on shortly. One of the Bns was up in the Aleutians, where it's no longer needed since GJ didn't really contest up there. But stay tuned, I have plans with the Paras.

10-3 to 10-13-42

Right now it's slow; the USN is busy upgrading 40mm at Pearl, and otherwise we are preparing for the next major moves.

China:

China has temporarily stabliized, but probably GJ is shifting troops around again for another assault. Of course, we are bombed around the clock, and supplies are out in most places.

I have plenty of 1/3 strength units from ones that were destroyed, but not enough supplies to go around. I am flying the hump, but ops losses are very high for C-47, and he bombs every airstrip.

GJ is doing a good job in China I would say, and there is not much I can do. I think by the end of 1942, we'll be down to the last cities.

Burma:

We are preparing for a major attack in Burma. I frankly don't think I can make huge progress, the main purpose is to draw off IJA troops and planes. I am transferring certain units to Australia, including 2nd UK and one of the para bdes, so it's almost all Indian Army and Free Chinese Troops along the border.

I plan to attack in 3 places, and split the defenses. I want to pick on Thai formations in particular; they lack firepower and replacements.

I have identified at least 6 IJA and 4 RTA divisions in Burma, and there are likely more lurking.

Australia:

I have settled on my major axis of attack being in the Indian Ocean. I am hashing out the exact plan, but I certainly know what groundwork I need to lay.

1. CLEAR TORRES STRAIT: Horn Is, Terapo, and Merauke are on the menu. I am already building Normanton, so if I can get some shipping into the Gulf of Carpentaria, I can land at Gove, and build that up bloodlessly.
2. BROOME/DERBY: Clear these bases, which I don't think are strongly defended. Have to watch for IJN though, it's easy to get pinned on the N. Oz coast
3. HAUL EVERYTHING I CAN TO OZ: I am building up stockpiles of engineers, fuel, ships, everything I might need in Australia. Perth I want to get 500K fuel in, and Sydney already has over 1 mil supplies. I have as many ships as I can muster hauling more units from West Coast US to Australia, with more gas, supplies, and planes.

I want to build an excess of everything in Australia, so may as well keep busy doing that

The possession of Cocos helps alot with fuel, as I am running convoys from Bombay to Perth with FUEL. (I spent the early part of '42 hauling fuel to Bombay, which has a 700K stockpile; I figured I might need it at some point)

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/16/2012 4:23:21 AM   
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10-15 to 10-17-42

Not much to report at the moment......USN is still in port, and we are moving into position for 4 different moves coming up.

Where is the IJN?

Don't answer if you read GJ's AAR! But it's bugging me, I really know very little about where the IJN is.

KB is a mystery; I haven't seen a CV of any type in 2 months, so could be anywhere

I have seen cruisers at Koepang, and in addition, a TF of several tankers just dropped off fuel....that is interesting. Why would he drop fuel, if not to fuel the IJN?

Anyway, I think it's safe to say he has something around Timor, but he hasn't shown much of a hand yet

Sub Wars:

I can't 100% figure out where GJ's new shipping lanes are, other than he has a ton of ships between Shanghai and the Home Islands all the time. I rarely see any south of Wenchow though. Probably alot of that is picking up resources in Shanghai and dropping supplies for the China campaign.

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RE: Going Coastal - 11/16/2012 4:30:41 AM   
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A little surprised allied intel isn't giving you some ideas where the KB might be ...

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