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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/5/2012 7:02:44 PM   
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Keep up the good work! I don´t think your opponent is very happy about his start.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/5/2012 7:33:28 PM   
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Hi Joc, I am a bit surprised that Java and Sumatra are still mine. This is from the RA intro:

The foresight of the Admiral paysoff during 1942 and early-1943 as new ships, aircraft, and ground units enter into the Japanese Order-of-Battle, however, the cost is steep. Though expanded and using modern aircraft many Japanese Naval Air units start with their experience lowered to reflect the dilution of the experienced pilots into new units. Supply and fuel reserves start at a much reduced state. The Japanese MUST take the DEI as fast as possible.



It remains to be seen what he is planning on doing next. The Hawaiian Islands will be no picnic for him.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/6/2012 6:22:13 PM   
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I have a question and I am looking for advice. He crossed into Singapore with a small force and was torched.
My mouse over of Johure Bahru shows 20 units but no movement arrows, I have a detection of 1/3. I do see
a movement arrow on the units in Singapore pointing back to the Northeast. Given the following combat report
should I do a deliberate attack as a counter attack?

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 20471 troops, 172 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 696

Defending force 56942 troops, 640 guns, 603 vehicles, Assault Value = 1404

Japanese adjusted assault: 212

Allied adjusted defense: 3761

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 17 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
5955 casualties reported
Squads: 153 destroyed, 279 disabled
Non Combat: 87 destroyed, 91 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 49 (31 destroyed, 18 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
499 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)


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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/7/2012 2:30:12 AM   
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I find it interesting that not one person had anything to say about this. I will have to do what I think is right.

In addition to the above, his CA Aoba strayed too close to Kodiak Island and the air groups from CV Enterprise sank it.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 178,45

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10
SBD-2 Dauntless x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
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Still seeing nothing in the DEI yet.
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He was bombing some of my Dutch units in the North of Sumatra, I move a Huricane IIb unit up there. They gained a lot of experience.
Morning Air attack on NS KNIL Territory Regiment, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 45



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.232 (P) Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking WS KNIL Territory Regiment ...
Also attacking Korps Marechausee Battalion ...
Also attacking NS KNIL Territory Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on NS KNIL Territory Regiment, at 46,74 (Langsa)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 13 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.232 (P) Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
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I have one poor Chinese Corps that was not able to get into good terrain and is blocked now. It has taken a beating. I have 3 or 4 other Corps that have been retreated, but not that many. I am still confident about China.



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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/7/2012 4:03:07 AM   
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Just read your question - I think you could shock attack and smash him good. He lost 2/3 of his AV killed or disabled and has not had time to build any forts. Since no vehicles were lost his 32 vehicles are probably trucks, not tanks. Not sure what kind of terrain Singapore is but that would be the only bonus he gets. He will have fatigue and disruption and a morale hit. Kick his butt!

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/7/2012 7:37:35 AM   
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I wouldn't do the attack at Singapore. I've had my arse handed to me doing just such a thing in Japan--a bunch of units showed up just before I attacked. With detection of 1/3 I wouldn't be too confident in him not having guys headed your way. Of course, I don't know what the potential gain for you is since I don't know what units came across the causeway.

Cheers,
CC

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/7/2012 1:46:16 PM   
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I decided to do a Deliberate Attack and my Japanese opponent has had disaster fall upon him.
More of his troops did cross, shock attack with bad results, my DA then retreated them and then
the rest of his troops crossed and shock attacked with terrible results. I will be doing a deliberate
attack next turn. Here are the three combat reports:
Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2160 troops, 6 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 408

Defending force 56571 troops, 639 guns, 603 vehicles, Assault Value = 1377

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 4095

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1164 casualties reported
Squads: 59 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 90 (77 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Assaulting units:
33rd Division
5th Recon Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st Malay Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
SSVF Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
11th Indian Division
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
2nd ISF Base Force
223 Group RAF
Singapore Fortress
112th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Malaya Army
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
III Indian
AHQ Far East
224 Group RAF
1st ISF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
109th RAF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41222 troops, 528 guns, 308 vehicles, Assault Value = 1377

Defending force 15050 troops, 151 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 316

Allied adjusted assault: 1489

Japanese adjusted defense: 63

Allied assault odds: 23 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
6337 casualties reported
Squads: 187 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 111 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 48 (24 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (15 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
380 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2/17 Dogra Battalion
11th Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd Loyal Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
SSVF Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
III Indian
224 Group RAF
Singapore Fortress
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
Malayan Air Wing
112th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
AHQ Far East
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
223 Group RAF
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Malaya Army
109th RN Base Force

Defending units:
33rd Division
41st Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 25043 troops, 250 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 837

Defending force 56268 troops, 639 guns, 603 vehicles, Assault Value = 1335

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 5475

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 96 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
7892 casualties reported
Squads: 176 destroyed, 316 disabled
Non Combat: 172 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 198 disabled
Guns lost 75 (31 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
661 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
11th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
5th Ind. Engineer Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
55th Engineer Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Army
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
SSVF Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
11th Indian Division
2/17 Dogra Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
9th Indian Division
Singapore Base Force
Singapore Fortress
Malayan Air Wing
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
1st ISF Base Force
224 Group RAF
AHQ Far East
III Indian
Malaya Army
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
111th RAF Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
109th RAF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
223 Group RAF
112th RAF Base Force
109th RN Base Force

I count 575 squads destroyed which is about 1.5 division.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/8/2012 2:10:17 AM   
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Feb 9-10, 1942. I hope I didn't put anyone off with my comment above.

I am going to do another Deliberate Attack this turn. I should force him to retreat again. This is going
to push the conquest of Singapore out at least another 3-4 weeks.

I lost Clark Field as expected. Luzon will be his in a week or so.

Nothing else of great importance.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/8/2012 6:36:59 AM   
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Well done! Big mistake on his part to shock attack into such a large and well fortified force.
Are your troops getting fatigued by the constant combat?

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/8/2012 10:01:08 PM   
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February 11-12, 1942.

The DA at Singapore went well for me:
Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40614 troops, 527 guns, 308 vehicles, Assault Value = 1288

Defending force 18910 troops, 229 guns, 155 vehicles, Assault Value = 180

Allied adjusted assault: 1364

Japanese adjusted defense: 175

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3140 casualties reported
Squads: 219 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 255 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 72 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 47 (29 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (23 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Units retreated 15


Allied ground losses:
1089 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 118 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
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CL Sumatra engaged an ASW TF East of Kendari, sinking at least 2xPB and 1xPC.

SS Seadragon put a torpedo into CA Suzuya. It was listed as having heavy damage and then showed up on my sunk ship list?

SS KXVII put a torpedo into DD Yamagumo. It was listed as having heavy damage and on fire. It also showed up on the
sunk ship list.

I lost more xAKLs off of Rangoon to subs and some to Bettys. Time to end that operation. I moved about 150,000 supply
to Rangoon. k I can't cover Rangoon with CAP since he is sending in multiple A6M2 and Ki-43 Ic sweeps at high altitude.
This is what it looks like in the air over Rangoon
Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet
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In China he is bombing troops that I can not put CAP over because of the distance fro a suitable air base.

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He finally landed in Balakipapan. Not sure what he brought, but I am sure it is enough.








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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/8/2012 10:01:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Well done! Big mistake on his part to shock attack into such a large and well fortified force.
Are your troops getting fatigued by the constant combat?


Not at all. Their fat is 1-11 now and I expect it to drop to 1-4 the next turn.

< Message edited by Dan Nichols -- 8/8/2012 10:02:34 PM >

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/9/2012 3:46:30 AM   
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Oh, right, I just remembered that you are playing two day turns which would give a day of rest after every attack.
Great defence of Singers - should buy you another six weeks there and relief wherever he has to steal divisions from to send to Singapore! Huge setback for Japan!

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/9/2012 4:04:59 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Oh, right, I just remembered that you are playing two day turns which would give a day of rest after every attack.
Great defence of Singers - should buy you another six weeks there and relief wherever he has to steal divisions from to send to Singapore! Huge setback for Japan!

Ditto!

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/11/2012 4:19:43 AM   
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February 13-14, 1942. Little to report, Balikpapan fell and an invasion force is at Bandermasin. We will see what the A-24s can do, they are just within max range and they should hit a few ships. He continues to sweep Singapore and Rangoon with large contingents of fighters. He is bombing Singapore from 25,000 feet and not doing much at all. He has also taken Makassar.

One thing I had not really considered was maybe I should send the Singapore garrison North. I must consider this, I should have enough force to move in mass to Bangkok.

< Message edited by Dan Nichols -- 8/11/2012 5:04:07 AM >

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/11/2012 7:12:23 AM   
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Wow, Looks like you will hang on to Singers until april-may!

How is supply?

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/12/2012 1:07:46 AM   
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February 15-16, 1942

Joc, supply in Singapore looks low at only 9300, but the troops have drawn a lot of supply because of the recent combat. I am producing 180 supply per day and that will help.

My A-24s did hit his convoy at Bandjermasin but the results were not spectacular, but good enough.
The interesting thing is that I got 3 48 aircraft attacks in two days at maximum range.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 60,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 2
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 48
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 2
xAK Fusemi Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Ukishima Maru
xAP Naminoue Maru
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Shanghai Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Fusemi Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Shanghai Maru
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 60,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 1

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 48

No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 11 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
TB Kari
DD Kamikaze
xAP Ukishima Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CA Takao
DD Sagiri
CL Naka
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 60,99

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 1

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 41

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
DD Kamikaze
xAK Nissen Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Minekaze
CA Takao
DD Hatakaze
xAP Naminoue Maru
DD Asashio
xAP Ukishima Maru, heavy fires
DD Satsuki
TB Kari
Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
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As you can see, there was a float plane on CAP for every attack. I think that might
have caused some disruption of my attacking aircraft. Also, there was BB Fuso and a number
of A-24s attacked it with no result. I did have CA Nachi show up on my sunk ship list.
I lost 6 A-24s, 5 to flack and 1 to ops. I lost 5 pilots. I would expect him to put a LRCAP
up next turn, so I think I will not set them to attack again.
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Last turn CA Suzuya was taken off of the sunk ship list. This turn it went back on:
Sub attack near Tawau at 70,92

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fumizuki

Allied Ships
SS KXVI
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I am going to lose two corps and their HQ in the hex Southeast of Singyang. I didn't move them fast enough and they got
surrounded. Such things happen.
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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/12/2012 6:34:29 AM   
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Barring a magazine explosion, two bombs will not sink a Japanese CA, even the small ones. It takes six to eight hits to sink one of the large CAs.
Two torps will put Suzuya with about 50% flotation damage. I don't know what other damage she had that originally put her on the sunk list, but unless it was quite bad she may be able to limp to a port for emergency repairs. I would have the sub search in the direction of the nearest Japanese base, even if it is just a dot hex. I have used dot bases for emergency repairs and it makes a big differnce to have the ship stood down.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/14/2012 3:29:19 AM   
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Bataan fell today. That will free up 3+ divisions for use elsewhere. But, Mindanao has not had any
enemy troops land.

CL St. Louis with DDs Benham and Ellet tangled with a small SCTF at Goodenough Island. It did not go well
for the USN. I don't really understand why the USN always seems to put its capital ships at 1000 yards from
LL equipped DDs.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Goodenough Island at 100,131, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
TB Omodoka
TB Nadeshiko

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Benham
DD Ellet, Shell hits 2



Poor visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards



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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/14/2012 5:33:06 AM   
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Looks like the US force did not have radar and with 3% moonlight and rain, they didn't see the Japanese sneaking up on them. The Japanese nearly always won the lookout roll and the initiative roll at this stage in the war. Just bad luck that visibility was so poor. The rest is the experience difference between the ships crews and commanders.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/14/2012 2:54:34 PM   
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Looks like you could move out of Singers if you did it quickly. But you'll have to shock across as well and that could be risky, even though most of his troops look shattered. It depends on what you think his adjusted AV will be in a few days I guess. Hs units moral and even experience might be quite low after that kind of mauling.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/14/2012 4:18:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols

February 17-18, 1942

Bataan fell today. That will free up 3+ divisions for use elsewhere. But, Mindanao has not had any
enemy troops land.

CL St. Louis with DDs Benham and Ellet tangled with a small SCTF at Goodenough Island. It did not go well
for the USN. I don't really understand why the USN always seems to put its capital ships at 1000 yards from
LL equipped DDs.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Goodenough Island at 100,131, Range 1,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
TB Omodoka
TB Nadeshiko

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Benham
DD Ellet, Shell hits 2



Poor visibility due to Rain with 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards





The positive thing is that it could be worse... I lost a BB versus 4 or 6 (can´t remember) DDs at 1000 yards. ALL my ships had radar...kind of pi**ed me off

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/14/2012 4:40:05 PM   
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I was trying to move to Buna to hit a transport TF, the SCTF was a surprise to me and to my TF too.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/15/2012 1:44:57 AM   
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February 19-20, 1942

Apparantly the design of the game dictates that the USN can not win any surface naval combat. So I will just park my ships and wait.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Laysan Island at 164,96, Range 4,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze
DD Arare
DD Yugure
DD Fuyo, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
TB Hato, Shell hits 1
TB Sagi

Allied Ships
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Helm, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD MacDonough, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 14% moonlight: 5,000 yards
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In the good news department is this

TF 65 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
xAK Hakubasan Maru, Mine hits 1
xAK Seian Maru, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hokuan Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Tonegawa Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Akita Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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TF 47 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #13, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Yamadori Maru, Mine hits 1
xAK Tenzan Maru, Mine hits 1, on fire
xAK Seikai Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Shirogane Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Kaiko Maru, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



1 mine cleared


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TF 83 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
AMC Saigon Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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And
TF 32 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, Mine hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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TF 98 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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TF 53 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-156, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/15/2012 4:49:22 AM   
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Yeah, anything inside 7000 yards is likely to catch a long lance or five. However, once the ships crews get more experienced and the commanders get better, they seem to know how to dodge the attacks most of the time.

I usually avoid night contact for the first six months and set my surface ships on "patrol" in a safe area so they can build their experience. DDs and up can build up to 65 experience. Smaller ships vary between 25 and 60 as their max non-combat experience. If you want to hasten the process for DDs send a few within range of a small number of Japanese bombers - air attacks increase experience quite a bit and DDs are hard to hit.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/15/2012 8:40:26 AM   
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What is going on in the PI? Was this mistaken orders or what?

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/16/2012 2:33:51 AM   
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It looks like a mistake. I guess he expected some DMSs to sweep first.

February 21-22, 1942

A pretty uneventful turn. I got an excellent Naval Bombardment from CL Sumatra.
Night Naval bombardment of Bandjermasin at 60,99

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 5
xAP Kobe Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Minekaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra

Japanese ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 8 disabled

Resources hits 1
Manpower hits 1
Fires 14
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CL Sumatra firing at Bandjermasin

CA Nachi also took a 500# bomb from a group of B-17Es making a night port attack.

He has been bombing Singapore and now is only using 10 Tojos for escort. I have put 48 Huricane IIbs at 30,000 feet CAP to see what happens. The Tojos are only escorting one group and there are multiple attacks, most unescorted.

The AVG intercepted some bombers in China at three locations. Reported losses for IJA were 3 Nates and 5 Anns.

This is interesting. I detected an Infantry unit somewhere in the Gobi Desert. I have been bombing it with
the entire Chinese Bomber force for about 4 days. It's listed as 5th Mongol/A Cavalry Division. Every day I disable
or destroy some elements. It is far from a supply source. I have not been able to detect any other units in the area.







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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/16/2012 4:26:41 AM   
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That Gobi Desert unit must be there to try to sever the supply line from Russia. Not sure how much comes in from the north, but I believe there is something comparable to the Burma Road operating.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/16/2012 9:49:49 AM   
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Dan: Good one at Singapore. Good thing you didn't listen to me. Textbook example on how not to attack Sing on the part of your opponent. There must have been some sort of mistake.

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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/17/2012 2:57:21 AM   
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February 23-24, 1942

As expected I had success over Singapore. I lost 5 Hurricanes for a reported 6 Tojos and 39 Salleys.
I pulled my Hurricanes back to Palembang. I expect to see massive high altitude sweeps over Singapore
next turn.

I lost 3 PTs to a TF of 4xDD, 1xE, and 2xTB. The moonlight is high right now, 75%. My PTs get sighted
at too long of a range to be effective.

I might have gotten a sub off of Cox Bazaar.
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Submarine attack near Cox's Bazar at 54,43

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PG Clive
SS I-153 is located by PG Clive
PG Clive fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Clive fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Clive fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Clive attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-153 forced to surface!
PG Clive firing on surfaced sub ....
PG Clive firing on surfaced sub ....
PG Clive firing on surfaced sub ....
Contact with submarine is lost
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RE: The willing Admiral - RA 4.6 - Allies Dan Nichols(A... - 8/18/2012 4:05:57 AM   
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Another quiet turn.

I would have thought that ships with 60-70 experience would have done better with
good viability. I'll have to send them back to gunnery school.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bandjermasin at 60,99, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Murasame
DD Harusame, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yudachi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
CL Enterprise, Shell hits 2
DD Witte de With
DD Piet Hein



Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 82% moonlight: 12,000 yards

CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DD Yudachi at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Piet Hein at 9,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Yudachi at 9,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DD Yudachi at 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Piet Hein at 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Witte de With at 5,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages CL Enterprise at 6,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Harusame at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Witte de With at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Witte de With at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Witte de With at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Piet Hein at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Inazuma at 8,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Murasame at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Witte de With at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Witte de With at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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