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The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A) vs... - 7/23/2012 1:01:16 AM   
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As stated this is an AAR from the Allied side for Reluctant Admiral 4.6. We are doing 2 day turns, which was new to me, but I am getting the hang of it now. I am starting this AAR late, we are at January 14, 1942 now. I thought I had a third game going, but it seems to have drifted away. I am only going to spend a bit of time in the next few post to try and catch everyone up on what is happening. We have only one agreed upon house rule, pay PPs to march units across national boundaries.
This was a non-historical start and I was allowed to change orders to my existing TFs. Force Z lives.

I was surprised that two days of bombing at Pearl Harbor did not sink many ships. The only ships lost at PH were CA San Fransisco and DD Downes. He also bombed Manila Port and sank AM Lark and DD Peary.

There have been a number of surface combats and a few strikes by both of our CVs. I lost most of the ships fleeing the PI, but a few made it through. Not a huge loss, but he did a very good job of intercepting.

Here is a screen shot of the strategic map.






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Here is the current intel screen.

I have lost more than 3 times as many ships as my opponent, but the point total is only about 2 times as much.




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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:10:58 AM   
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I have sunk 14 IJN DDs while losing only 11 Allied( 3 USN ) and this tally of CAs.






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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:21:36 AM   
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on 12/9/1941 we had this set of SC near Raboul

Day Time Surface Combat, near New Hanover Island at 104,122, Range 13,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Kako, Shell hits 6, on fire
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 4
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Oboro, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 8
CL Leander, Shell hits 6, on fire
CL Achilles, Shell hits 4, on fire
CL Perth



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near New Hanover Island at 104,123, Range 9,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Yuzuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Leander, Shell hits 23, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Achilles, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CL Perth, Shell hits 2



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards

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And then one of my CVs found a TF Southwest of Tarawa and scored good hits.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuria at 133,135

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 14
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 18
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
TBD-1 Devastator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Tenyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Kamikaze Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Tokiwa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CM Okinoshima, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
DD Yunagi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
PB Nagata Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
1063 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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And hit again the next day
Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuria at 133,131

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 10
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yunagi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Tokiwa, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:31:53 AM   
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In the early morning of 12/15/1042 my SCTF of CA Astoria and CA Minneapolis, with DDs Perkins, Smith, Preston, and Porter engaged DDs Yamakaze and Kawakaze and sank them, also DD Shiokaze was engaged three times and sunk.

In the early moring of 12/16/42 the Dutch engaged a bit unsuccessfully near Kendari

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Banckert, Shell hits 1
DD Witte de With
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 1



Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight

But some PTs were able to also engage and put a torp into Ca Mikuma
Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma, Torpedo hits 1
CA Suzuya
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-11
PT TM-12
PT TM-13, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT TM-14
PT TM-15



Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight

Some more daylight action around KendariDay Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Banckert, Shell hits 1
DD Witte de With



Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:35:33 AM   
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I would post more, but I keep getting errors.

On 12/27/41 I slipped a 3 DD SCTF and intercepted a TF unloading at Sorong.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 82,107, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Gamitsu Maru #1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Nichi Maru #1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Koyu Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk
xAKL Hakuyo Maru, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
xAKL Hanakawa Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
xAKL Kamishima Maru, Shell hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta
DD Encounter
DD Jupiter

Japanese ground losses:
504 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards

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TF 135 encounters mine field at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Ships
CA Atago, Mine hits 1
CL Tama, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



Magazine explodes on CL Tama
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Force Z arrives
Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano, Shell hits 1
CL Yura
CL Kuma
DD Isonami
DD Matsukaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Karukaya

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 4, on fire
BC Repulse, Shell hits 3
DD Vampire
DD Tenedos, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Electra, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Express, Shell hits 10, and is sunk



Low visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
E8N2 Dave: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Kumano, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Yura, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Kuma, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
DD Isonami
DD Matsukaze, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DD Karukaya, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 2, on fire
BC Repulse, Shell hits 5
DD Vampire, Shell hits 1
DD Tenedos, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Electra, Shell hits 26, and is sunk



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 100% moonlight

Action from 1/1/42


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:53:22 AM   
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That is most of my highlights. I left off some lowlights.

I forgot to mention that CV Enterprise took 3 torpedoes from Bettys off of Wake. She is now three turns from entering Seattle.

I still hold Clark Field and Bataan. I have been able to move all of the 9th and 11th Indian Division units to Singapore and combine them. I paid for new commanders. I hope to stall him at Singapore.

I am not doing any real "Fortress Palembang", I have move 232 AV there and will move more. Probably another 200-300.

China is pretty much a stalemate now. I moved most of my units into good defensive terrain.

I moved the entire Pensocola TF to Port Moseby and I have moved a Brigade from OZ to there and I am moving another Brigade now. I hope to hold PM, or at least make it expensive. The P-40s and A-24s and on Java training. I think I scared him once when I moved one of the A-24 and the P-40s to Balikpapan and the made a strike on his Mini KB. I scored no hits, but Mini KB retreated. Their Naval bombing skills are approaching 50+ now.

I have been able to move a USA BF, a USN BF, 161st Inf Rgt, 198th FA Bn 8th Marine Rgt, and the I US Amphib Corps HQ to Noumea. I have more on the way and again, I hope to hold Noumea.

I have moved the 34th Inf Rgt to Suva. I have more on the way, but it takes time.
Here is a picture of the LCUs at PM.






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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:59:12 AM   
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That pretty much wraps up the wrap up. If you have any questions or requests, just ask. I am hoping that JohnIII finds this AAR useful as feedback. I like the mod so far, I hope my opponent does too. I have converted 3 of the Omaha CLs to CLAAs.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 7:24:13 AM   
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Hi Dan. Great to see you doing an AAR. I'll be following.

Looks like you've done well in the surface naval engagements. That's a lot of CAs you've put down already.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 7:25:39 AM   
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Love your AAR title!


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 7:40:56 AM   
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Dan: Looks like you're doing quite well. Any sense of how many of those IJN CAs are really in Davy Jones's locker? That almost seems to good to be true--I remember getting a few bogus sinkings of CVs last time I played the game (I think anything with flooding created a "sunk" message). If those are real, though, then well done, Sir.

Cheers,
CC

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/23/2012 1:05:59 PM   
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Good question Commander Cody, and I don't have a definitive answer. But, at least most that are not sunk should be in a repair shipyard for a while and that takes them out of the action during the critical bonus period.

I should mention that we are using the optional stacking limits which should make China a more stagnate theater.

Last turn this set of interesting air attacks took place
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1/12/42
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Glasgow
CA Exeter
CL Enterprise
Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H6K4 Mavis x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 2 damaged
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied Ships
CL Enterprise
CA Exeter
Aircraft Attacking:
5 x H6K4 Mavis launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Glasgow
CA Exeter
CL Enterprise



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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1/13/42
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H6K4 Mavis x 6
Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 2 damaged
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise
CA Exeter

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x H6K4 Mavis launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

The aircraft lost screen shows 4 Bettys lost, 1 Flack and 3 Ops. And 2 Mavis lost to Flack. I left the TF there and put a P-40 unit on CAP over Ambon.


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/25/2012 4:03:34 AM   
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My opponent took a day off because it was his birthday. What a crock!!!

Jan 14-15, 1942

Well, sometimes you think you have a good idea and it turns into poop.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G4M1 Betty x 10



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise
CA Exeter, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 17



Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CL Durban
CL Glasgow
CL Caledon, Torpedo hits 1
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 1
BB Hyuga, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Akatsuki
DD Shinonome
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
CL Durban, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Harukaze
DD Hatakaze
DD Hayate
DD Hokaze

Allied Ships
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
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A CA, CL, and 2 DDs for nothing. I didn't even shoot down any Bettys.

Not much else of interest happened that turn.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/26/2012 1:45:29 AM   
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Jan 16-17, 1942

A quiet turn. I had a reported sinking of I-175 off of PH. My DD hit it with one MK-6 DC, then ran out of ammo.

Here is a screenie of Burma. I have the 1st Burma Division at Pegu and enough AV at Rangoon. One of the AVG
squadrons in there also.






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A screenie of the Southern portion of China.

I have my units in good defensive terrain for the most part. The IJA units to the East of Wenchow
were removed with malice a few turns ago.

Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18115 troops, 93 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 616

Defending force 3234 troops, 20 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Allied adjusted assault: 478

Japanese adjusted defense: 106

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
839 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 37 (12 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
446 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabledDefeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
100th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
26th Recon Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
10th RGC Temp. Division

those RGC units are really only good for garrison duty, not combat.




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And the last one for today is the Southern DEI. Considering the date, I think I have delayed him a good bit.






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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/26/2012 8:26:55 AM   
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I'd say he is a fair way behind schedule. Nice work.

Do you plan any special fortresses in the DEI or are you spreading things evenly to slow him everywhere. Looks like you've had plenty of time to prepare.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/27/2012 3:05:42 AM   
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Hi obvert, I am mostly building up Palembang to hopefully damage some of the oil and refineries when he takes it. I have the 3 A-24 squadrons training, training, training in Naval Attack. I have some Stringbags in place. I have all of the Dutch bombers training in Low Naval attack. I am hopeful of hitting some of his transports with some of the 300kg bombs they carry. I know that the DEI is toast in this mod, so the most I can reasonably hope for is to delay him and increase the cost some.

Jan 18-19, 1942

Not a lot happening. The Big E made it to Seattle and is now in the body and fender shop for 62 days. Last turn the TF was at Victoria and I off loaded all of the air units. They are moving towards the North Pacific. An AMC sank one of my ACMs and probably a couple of xAKLs. I have both BB Warspite and BB Colorado heading to locations near the action. I also moved 4 B-26 units that have been training on Low Naval to Junaeu and will move further into NorPac. One of the SBD units from Big E went North also.

He tried using FT to take Horn Island, and it didn't work - Thank you John 3rd.
Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1624 troops, 4 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Defending force 450 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Allied adjusted assault: 13

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
A Coy/49th Aus Battalion
Torres Strait Battalion
Horn Isl Det. Base Force

Defending units:
II/84th Naval Guard Unit

II/84th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Horn Island by attrition!!!

He is bombing ground troops using Bettys and Nells a lot. He has lost 24 Nells and 48 Bettys. I do hope that some of
those took elite pilots with them. On the other hand, he seems to have about 500 A6M2 units!!


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/29/2012 10:45:51 AM   
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Nice to see you doing an AAR! I actually installed the extended map to have a looksie a week ago. Its really cool! :)

I think you are doing really well so far! Will follow this. Good luck!

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/29/2012 2:34:53 PM   
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Hi Jock.

It looks like I have not updated for the last 4 days( 2 turns ). Not a lot happening at this time.
Most of the action is occurring in the Souther DEI. He has taken Ambon and landed at Kendari. He has
been trying to take Samarinda using Paratroops, but the plucky dutch will not give in. He has suffered
a number of damaged and I thin 2 or 3 sunk ships at Tarakan. His Amphibious TFs did not seem to contain
an CA/CL ships to engage the 75 and 150 CD guns. This is the type of report I am seeing:

Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

62 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 1
xAK Tsukuba Maru, Shell hits 14, on fire
PB Hakkaisan Maru
DD Hakaze
xAK Nanko Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Palau Maru


Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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I tried to slip the British CL Caladan into Ambon but she ate a sub torpedo on the way( 55/55/25/0 ). She is limping back\ to Darwin now and not sure she will make it.
I dispatched CL Glasgow and CL Enterprise from Perth to try and disrupt things. He is surely loading or unloading some
valuable troops and I might be able to get in and sink a few transports and get out again.
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He has yet to cross into Singapore and I am awaiting that. I am considering using 150 PPs to change out the commander of
Malaya Army HQ. Percival is so terrible of a commander. I have spent 50 PPs each to change the commanders of the 9th and
11th Indian Divisions. I to make up my mind in the next turn or so. It seems so much but is only 1.5 turns worth of PPs to
change him.
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No sight of anything moving to Java or Sumatra. Palembang grows slowly. No real FP in progress, but I am trying to get the
forts up to 4 or 5 and maybe about 450 - 500 AV. That will take a couple of Divisions and some time to take.
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I continue to move supplies from India to Rangoon. The Burma road is still open. I have moved about 25,000 supply so far
and more are moving in. I have lost a few xAKLs to subs, but I have loads of them.
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China is still pretty much a stalemate. He is doing bombardment attack at two locations but it is just raising my
experience. He is trying to surround those locations and I think I will move out of one to better terrain for me.
It also will be off the rail line and the stacking limit is about 2/3 of the one I am in.





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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/29/2012 8:29:25 PM   
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I lost Wake Island finally. He also took Kendari.

CL Caledon had the bad luck to run into a second sub launched torp and sank.

I got a report in Tracker that CA Kinugasa sank 12/11/41 near Truk from an 8in/50 gun.
It doesn't show up in the game sunk list, so I really don't know what is happening there.

I bit the bullet and replace both Percival and Heath. Cost a total of 275 PPs to do, but
I think it will be worth it when he crosses the river.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 7/31/2012 3:16:07 AM   
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Whew, last post on page 1.

Jan 26-27, 1942

I think he tried to land a force at Terapo, but I had sent some PTs there and they
actually did something:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Terapo at 96,127, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Nittai Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Heiwa Maru, Shell hits 2
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Sento Maru

Allied Ships
PT-40
PT-43
PT-44
PT-45, Shell hits 1
PT-46
PT-47

Japanese ground losses:
983 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Nothing landed and the TF remains moved back towards Raboul.

There was a small SCTF around also and I was able to hit one of the CLs with a 1000# bomb.
The ship is on the sunk ship list.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tatsuta
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He did a Bombardment mission on Samarinda and damaged the oil a bit.
He did the same at Tarakan.
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Here is a picture of Borneo, Celebes, Mindanao, Java and Southern Sumatra. There are a lot of important
bases he has not taken or even tried yet. I'm feeling pretty good about things right now.
And I apologize for the size of the screen shot.





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A fairly quiet turn, but it looks like Midway is on his menu.
The interesting thing is I seem to see both MiniKB and KB in that mix
I have my 3 operational CVs near Kodiak Island. It will be interesting
to see what he does after he invades and takes Midway. There is no way I
can contest it, he has brought the hammer for sure.





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How are those A-24 working out? Looks like they are doing pretty good work.


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/1/2012 2:59:06 AM   
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ORIGINAL: John 3rd

How are those A-24 working out? Looks like they are doing pretty good work.



The ones that started in Darwin are still in Soerbaja training. The HQ portion is in Port Moseby
and they scored a hit the turn before. I am moving two additional P-40E squadrons to Java to help
support the A-24s. I have been expecting him to invade either Sumatra or Java but he seems to be
somewhat behind schedule. Most of my A-24 pilots are 45+ with some in the high 60's. I hope to
give him a warm welcome.


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Very little to report. He used KB again to bomb Midway. There is nothing much there but what starts there. I am still waiting to see what happens and if he move KB away after taking Midway. I sent my CVs to Prince Rupert to refuel.

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Feb 1-2, 1942

Midway fell this turn. One of the ground units was the 24th Inf Rgt, which is one of the regiments of the 2nd Inf Div.
Maybe I will not see them at Singapore and for sure the Division will not be reconstituted.

My mouse over shows 20 units at Johoe Bahru which has a stacking limit of 75,000. I wonder if he is overstacked there?

I have DD Nowaki on my sunk ships list, due to grounding at Kendari.

CL Tatsuta has been removed.

It looks like he has subs between the HI and the East Map edge. I lost an escorted tanker a few turns ago and this turn
I sank I-19 in the area.

Still waiting to see what happens at Midway. It has a 6,000 stacking limit so it can't be protected very well. He will
have to send supplies and possibly fuel there to maintain it. That could mean some good practice for my guys.

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Your opponent is really behind in the SRA. To not even be in range of Java on Feb 1 is not good, and Palembang needed to fall over a month ago. He should be squeezing you against Java right now.

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No action in the DEI. A small surface action at Dutch Harbor

Day Time Surface Combat, near Dutch Harbor at 171,50, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Shell hits 11, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Helena, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Gridley, Shell hits 1, on fire


My ships are a bit dinged up, I sent a single CV TF to investigate.
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I think I got another sub
ASW attack near Bundaberg at 97,154

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 11, heavy damage

Allied Ships
APD Edsall
APD Stewart
APD Whipple
APD Parrott
APD Paul Jones
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I lost Clark Field, down to just Bataan.

I got a sigint that the 5th Recon is planning an attack on Singapore. That would seem to indicate that the 5th Inf Div is
still in pieces.
Still no movement into Singapore that I can detect.
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My opponent seemingly has decided that high altitude sweeps are in. I will have to find a way to counter. Most of my best
high altitude fighters, Hurricane IIb, are in Palembang training and waiting.





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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/5/2012 5:18:05 PM   
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Still no new activity in the DEI. I did find out one thing I was surprised about. I thought that
because the DBB team did some work on this mod that the refineries did not produce any supply. I was
wrong about that. Palembang now has more than 75,000 supply. I have about 550 AV there with level 3
fortifications. It may be a bit tough for him and the damage could be extensive.

In other news, he has landed a force at Laysan Island. I have a surface force set for full speed that
will get there in one turn, 2 days, and attack. Since the force did not attack and take the island, the
TF that took them will probably stay there. If it does, I should be able to sink some ships. I am a bit
unsure what he is doing, but I have diverted two TFs taking troops to the South Pacific to Pearl Harbor.

I have lost sight of KB, so I have moved my CVs back to Kodiak Island to await information.

I have completed moving the 9th Australian Infantry Regiment to Port Moseby. I am moving the 6th RAA Coastal
Artillery Regiment now. I will be moving the two Infantry Battalions of the 1 Australian Infantry Division next.
It would be nice to hold Port Moseby if possible. At lest it will be expensive for him to take.






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