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20 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/19/2012 10:27:53 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation continue at Port Blair. Ground units increase from 8 to 10.
Large number of enemy troops on the move toward Palembang.
PT-boats abandon Oosthaven.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+1: GEN Yamashita reports (see 25th ARMY SITREP below) that 25th ARMY (IGD, 5th, 18th and 56th Divisions) has pushed back the enemy (9th Indian Division). Palembang should fall in the next 24 hours. 3rd AIR DIVISION will support the final attack with 150+ bombers. Around 50 of those will attack advancing enemy troops to the southwest of Palembang. SOUTHERN FLEET will provide shore bombardments with two suiraisentai (CL + DD).
16th ARMY will launch the attack on Surabaya tomorrow. Ony a weak enemy costal artillery unit is left in Surabaya area.

Planned op:
Landing at Ambon (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1+ Division, 16th ARMY: 1 Regiment)
Landing on Timor (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1+ Division)
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1 Division, 25th ARMY: 1 Division)
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: 3 Divisions)
Future 16th ARMY operation



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Many units withdrawing northwest south of Henyang. Movement from Sian to the northeast.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY pivoting north toward Yenan. Air support will be provided.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. 11th ARMY ordered to break into the Henyeng-Changsha central position.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
KB2 is ordered to locate and destroy large convoy

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
Engineer units are transported into area ITO build up air bases.

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation II follow-up



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Reinforcement of Northern Kuriles, Karafuto and Hakodake-Ominato area.


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20 feb 1942 - 25th ARMY SITREP - 12/19/2012 10:56:05 PM   
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TO: SOUTHERN ARMY
FROM: 25th ARMY

The 25th Army was sucessfully landed 19 february at Palembang. On the 20 february the first attack was launched against the main enemy position. The enemy was pushed back. The main attack will be launched tomorrow, on the 21 february. All reserves will be committed IOT take control of the Palembang area before enemy reinforcements arrive.

See below for combat report:


25th ARMY: 49498 troops, 611 guns, 302 vehicles, Assault Value = 1885
ENEMY: 14224 troops, 188 guns, 183 vehicles, Assault Value = 348

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 2398
Allied adjusted defense: 892

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2) (very close to 3-1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+) (only the paratroopers shock-attacked)

Japanese ground losses:
2663 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 221 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1286 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 84 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 21 (6 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 25 (9 destroyed, 16 disabled)


Assaulting japanese units:
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment (this regiment is the army reserve and landed today and did therefore not participate in today's attack)
56th Engineer Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1 (naval paras)
114th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
42nd Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
2nd Raiding Rgt /1 (army paras)
25th Army HQ
1st RF Gun Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co

Defending enemy units:
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
9th Indian Division (the only combat unit except the above battalion)
48th Light AA Regiment
Malaya Army (a major HQ)
111th RAF Base Force
Palembang Base Force
ABDA (another major HQ)
109th RN Base Force (coastal artillery from this unit sank one xAKL and damaged several XAK)


Estimated strength for tomorrow's (21 february) battle:
25th ARMY: 56150 troops, 676 guns, 448 vehicles, Assault Value = 1691
ENEMY: Assault Value = 250

The entire 25th Army is confident of victory tomorrow.




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21 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/21/2012 9:07:08 AM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation continue at Port Blair. CL Ceres hit by one torpedo from I-154.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+2: GEN Yamashita reports (see 25th ARMY SITREP below) that 25th ARMY is in control of Palembang after a major battle. However, the enemy has destroyed the oil field and the refinery. SOUTHERN ARMY has tasked 25th ARMY to ensure that the secondary oil field north of Palembang is captured intact. Additional engineer units have been ordered to Palembang IOT begin immediate repair of primarely the refinery facility.
3rd AIR DIVISION reports own and enemy air losses to about 20 aircraft each in Southern Sumatra.
Surabaya has been captured. Oil and fuel producing facilities are 66% operational.
Base Commanders at Medan and Balikpapan reports 100% operational oil and fuel facilities.
Ambon landing operation has been activated (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1+ Division, 16th ARMY: 1 Regiment).
Timor landing operation has been activated (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1+ Division).

Planned op:
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 1 Division, 25th ARMY: 56th Division)
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)
Future 16th ARMY operation



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Many units withdrawing northwest, south of Henyang, into forest hex. Enemy is making major effort to keep LOC open, thus moving troops away from the Henyang-Changsha central position.
Enemy movement (66th Corps) from Sian to the northeast has been interdicted by air support from 7th Sentai.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. Air support will be provided.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. 11th ARMY ordered to break into the Henyeng-Changsha central position.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
KB2 is ordered to locate and destroy large convoy.

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
Engineer units are transported into area ITO build up air bases.

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation II follow-up.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Reinforcement of Northern Kuriles, Karafuto and Hakodake-Ominato area.



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21 feb 1942 - 25th ARMY SITREP - 12/21/2012 9:23:04 AM   
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TO: SOUTHERN ARMY
FROM: 25th ARMY

The 25th Army shock attacked with all units. The enemy retreated with very heavy losses to the southwest.
The oil and fuel facilities were destroyed by the retreaing enemy. Several supply dumps were captured.

See below for combat report:

25th ARMY: 53679 troops, 649 guns, 356 vehicles, Assault Value = 1753
ENEMY: 20400 troops, 243 guns, 253 vehicles, Assault Value = 450

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 1834
Allied adjusted defense: 247

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Palembang !!!

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), disruption(-), preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
3892 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 284 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 81 disabled
Guns lost 42 (3 destroyed, 39 disabled)
Vehicles lost 68 (4 destroyed, 64 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
10734 casualties reported
Squads: 241 destroyed, 86 disabled
Non Combat: 665 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 170 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 128 (121 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 260 (257 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 14
Units destroyed 3


Assaulting japanese units:
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
56th Recon Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1
5th Engineer Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
2nd Raiding Rgt /1
1st RF Gun Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd AA Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
8th JAAF AF Coy



Defending enemy units:

45th Indian Brigade
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
2/15 Punjab Battalion
9th Indian Division
112th RAF Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
48th Light AA Regiment
Palembang Base Force
Malaya Army
109th RN Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
ABDA
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
111th RAF Base Force
107th RN Base Force



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21 feb 1942 - HOKUSHIN SITMAP - 12/21/2012 9:50:57 AM   
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1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. The attacks will be launched in the next 24-48 hours. See SITMAP below.







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21 feb 1942 - RYUUOU SITMAP - 12/21/2012 10:12:43 AM   
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13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. 11th ARMY ordered to break into the Henyeng-Changsha central position.

The enemy is trying to extract 150 000 troops south of Henyang. There is a window of opportunity to break into the Henyeng-Changsha central position.

See SITMAP below:







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22 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/22/2012 11:46:12 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarine concentration in Macassar-Kendari-Ambon area.
Ships (xAK) at Cocos island.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+2: 25th ARMY is advancing to the northwest. 3rd AIR DIVISION will support the attack on the secondary oil field, which is reported to be lightly guarded.
Ambon landing operation: Task force 'North' is moving into position (21st Division), Task Force 'South' will be ready in 72 H.
Timor landing operation: the landing will commence in 48H on eastern Timor.

Planned op:
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 4th Divison, 25th ARMY: 56th Division, 41st Regiment)
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)
Future 16th ARMY operation (Supported by KB1 and KB3)



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Many units withdrawing northwest, south of Henyang, into forest hex. Enemy counter-attacked vanguard (tank regiment) southwest of Henyang successfully. Reinforcements are moving to Changsha from the northwest. No enemy air activity.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. Air support will be provided. North China Army made the first river crossing in the eastern sector:

Attacking force 17963 troops, 144 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 668
Defending force 5377 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173
Japanese adjusted assault: 109
Allied adjusted defense: 133
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-) a new attack will be made in 48H

Japanese ground losses:
1067 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 84 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
830 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units: 35th Division, 1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units: 19th Chinese Corps, 6th Group Army


RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. 11th ARMY vanguard (40th division) attacked Siangtan:

Attacking force 12479 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 459
Defending force 18553 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 727
Japanese adjusted assault: 224
Allied adjusted defense: 468
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), experience(-) one corps were moving to Changsha?
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-) river crossing

Japanese ground losses:
963 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 99 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled

Allied ground losses:
579 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Defending units: 78th Chinese Corps, 94th Chinese Corps, 5th Chinese Cavalry/C Corps and 13th Chinese Base Force


Planned op:
SIAN follow up. D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy convoy (xAKs) is moving to Palmyra from the northeast. One escort (DMS) sunk by I-172. Another convoy sunk by KB2.

Current op:
KB2 discovered and sunk enemy convoy southwest of Xmas island.

Allied Ships
DMS Zane, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Santa Maria, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Santa Inez, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
1008 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
Engineer units are transported into area ITO build up air bases.

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation II follow-up.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Reinforcement of Northern Kuriles, Karafuto and Hakodake-Ominato area.



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23 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/24/2012 10:11:04 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarine concentration in Macassar-Kendari-Ambon area - most likely hunting for KB1.
Ships (PTs?) at Cocos island and DDs (ASW) west of Cocos island.
Oosthaven is being evacuated - only about six ground units left.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+3: 25th ARMY continues to advance to the northwest toward the secondary oilfield, where about 30 fighters and five ground units are located. Oosthaven airfield and port was destroyed by bombardment by four battleships (1st and 2nd senkansentai).
Ambon landing operation: Task force 'North' is moving into position (21st Division), Task Force 'South' will be ready in 48 H.
Timor landing operation: the landing will commence in 24H on eastern Timor. KB1 (-) is in support.

Planned op:
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 4th Divison, 25th ARMY: 56th Division, 41st Regiment)
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)
Future 16th ARMY operation (Supported by KB1 and KB3)



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Many units withdrawing northwest, south of Henyang, into forest hex. Enemy is trying to protect LoC to these forces (200 000). Reinforcements are moving to Changsha from the northwest. No enemy air activity.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army has successfully moved part of a tank brigade across in the eastern sector. As soon as the entire brigade has crossed (ETA is 48 H) a major attack will be launched. In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division crushed the minor 40th Corps and has taken control of the road. The 41st Division will pivot the the west toward Sian and interdict enemy reinforcements on the open plains northeast of Sian. Air support will be provided.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. 11th ARMY has successfully moved a second division into Siangtan. As soon as a third division is across a full attack will be launched (ETA is 48 H).

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy activity at Palmyra. Most likely the arrival of an enemy convoy.

Current op:
KB2 will interdict Palmyra (primary target) and Xmas island with battleship bombardments.

Planned op:
Future 14th ARMY operation.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
Engineer units have been transported into area. Airfields are being improved or constructed at Rabaul and Shortland.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tuvali.
Future 14th ARMY operation II follow-up.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Plans of reinforcement of Northern Kuriles, Karafuto and Hakodake-Ominato area have been suspended for now.


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24 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/26/2012 9:11:51 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
CL Leander and two DDs spotted NW Cocos Island.
Several APDs spotted west Sumatra heading toward Sumatra.
Major naval operation ongoing around Port Blair.
Tanker convoy transiting south Horn Island, heading west toward Darwin.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+4: 25th ARMY continues to advance toward the secondary oilfield.
Ambon landing operation: Task force 'North' is moving into position (21st Division), Task Force 'South' will be ready in 48H (24H delayed due to need to load additional units at Namlea). KB1 (-) is in support.
Timor landing operation: the landing succeded at Dili on eastern Timor. No enemy activity.
4th Division embarking at Manilla, ordered to support 25th Army in Sumatra. Preliminary order is to conduct a landing at Oosthaven.

Planned op:
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 4th Divison, 25th ARMY: 56th Division, 41st Regiment) .
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).
Future 16th ARMY operation (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
NEW: Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to protect LoC to major force concentrations (200 000) south of Henyang. Reinforcements are moving to Changsha. Enemy concentration of fighters at Sian.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army has successfully moved part of a tank brigade across in the eastern sector. A major attack will be launched in 24H. In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division is advancing to the west toward Sian. Air support will be provided.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. As soon as a third division has crossed into Siangtan 11th ARMY will launch an attack (ETA is 24H).

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy convoy spotted WNW Palmyra island (9 hexes NW of KB2).
Suspected convoy east of Hilo.

Current op:
Palmyra and Xmas island was bombarded by battleships (Hiei and Kirishima). On Palmyra at least one B-17D (used for naval search?) was destroyed. Xmas island is defended by enemy coastal artillery regiment.
KB2 continue the operation to hunt enemy convoys.
NEW: 14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island has been activated today: 14th Division is embarking at Manilla.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tuvali.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
NIL



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25 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/27/2012 8:48:24 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy TF (APDs?) spotted NE Cocos Island.
Major naval operation ongoing around Port Blair - CM Abdiel spotted NV Port Blair, probably tasked to lay new minefields off Port Blair.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+5: 25th ARMY continues to advance toward the secondary oilfield. Five enemy fighters shot down over Padang.
Ambon landing operation: Task force 'North' is moving into position (21st Division), Task Force 'South' will be ready in 24H. Both TF will meet at Namlea.
KB1 (-) is preparing to intercept enemy tanker convoy east of Darwin.
Timor landing operation: the Portugese authorities surrendered at Dili on eastern Timor.

Planned op:
Landing at Cocos island (SOUTHERN ARMY: 4th Divison, 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).
16th ARMY operation I (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to protect LoC to major force concentrations (200 000) south of Henyang. Reinforcements are moving to Siangtan via Changsha. Enemy concentration of fighters remains at Sian.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army has successfully moved a tank brigade across in the eastern sector and will attack during the next 24H. In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division is advancing to the west toward Sian. About six enemy fighters shot down.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY ordered to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units. The attack on Siangtan by 11th ARMY (39th, 3rd and 40th Divisions)has been postponed due to enemy concentration of units. An additional three divisions are moving into position:

11th ARMY: 24600 troops, 208 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1314
ENEMY: 60285 troops, 352 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2092
ENEMY units:
78th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
13th Chinese Base Force
15th Chinese Base Force


Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
KB2 continue the operation to hunt enemy convoys: one DMS and three xAK (fuel cargo) spotted yesterday were sunk today.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Palmyra TF is embarking at Manilla.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tuvali.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
NIL





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26 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/28/2012 3:25:21 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation ongoing around Port Blair.
Suspected resupply operation at Padang - one xAK sunk by 22nd Air Flottila. One ADP not hit.
DD Ellet spotted near Cocos Island.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+6: 25th ARMY continues to advance toward the secondary oilfield, where 20+ enemy units are now located by Air Recce!
Ambon landing operation: the landning will commence in the next 24H.
KB1 (-) is in position to intercept suspected enemy tanker convoy east of Darwin.
Timor landing operation: NIL.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW.
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Divison, 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
NEW: 25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).
postponed: 25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (25th ARMY: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to protect LoC to major force concentrations (200 000) south of Henyang. Reinforcements are moving from Ichang area toward Changsha. Enemy concentration of fighters moved to Henyang.
Troop movements spotted by Air Recce moving northwest from Sian.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army has successfully attacked and is now rapidly advancing toward Yenan with the tank brigade.

Assaulting units: Assault Value = 837
35th Division
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
8th Recon Regiment - in pursuit
12th Tank Regiment - in pursuit
11th Tank Regiment - in pursuit

Defending units: Assault Value = 102
19th Chinese Corps
6th Group Army

Defeated Allied Units Retreating! Allied ground losses:
2005 casualties reported
Squads: 82 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 69 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 13 (10 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 2


In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division will reach the vicinity of Sian during the next 24H.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY is to invest Henyeng-Changsha central position IOT block attempt to concentrate withdrawing enemy units.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
KB2 continue the operation to hunt enemy convoys and is moving to cover a recce landing on Baker island.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Palmyra TF is embarking additional supplies at Manilla.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tuvali.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
7th division is deploying to defend important resource areas on Hokkaido.

Planned op:
NIL





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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation ongoing around Port Blair.
ASW TF (DD Nizam and Norman) spotted west of Cocos Island. DD Nizam was hit by one torpedo from I-16 and is reported to be severely damaged.
Enemy tries to concentrate ground forces to Djambi on Sumatra.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+7: 5th Division will tomorrow attack the forward defence line (5/14th Punjab Battalion ) south of Djambi. Southwest of Djambi two dutch recce battalions were forced to retreat. Enemy fighter aircraft sweept Palembang. Seven Ki-43s lost. Enemy losses are at least four aircraft and several damaged.
Ambon landing operation: the landing was successfull. CL Kitakami and a few other ships were damaged by coastal artillery. A ground attack will be launched tomorrow by 21st division (+).
KB1 (-) is still undetected and is in position to intercept suspected enemy tanker convoy east of Darwin.
Timor landing operation: NIL.
Cocos island is to be bombarded by battleships (dai-1 & dai-2 Senkansentai) IOT prepare for planned op.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW.
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Division + 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to protect LoC to major force concentrations (200 000) south of Henyang. Reinforcements are moving from Ichang area toward Changsha. Enemy concentration of fighters moved to Sian.
A few single units have deployed north of Sian.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army attacked again successfully with the tank brigade and has now reached Yenan, where a single enemy infantry corps (the 22nd) is located.
In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division will attack two enemy units outside of Sian during the next 24H.
In the rear sector, two regiments from the Mongolia Army will take over garrison duties and relieve two Brigades from North China Army.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th ARMY will attack the forested hex west Henyeng, while keeping a strong blocking position south of Henyeng. 11th ARMY is moving the 34th and the 6th Division to Changsha.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT: enemy ships spotted 12 hexes east of Maloelap (and 12 hexex northwest KB2).

Current op:
KB2 will investigate and attack the enemy ships east of Maloelap. 24th Air Flottila is in support.
In 24H a small recce landing on Baker island will commence.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Xmas TF has begun embarking troops at Manilla.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
7th division is deploying to defend important resource areas on Hokkaido.

Planned op:
NIL





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28 feb 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 12/30/2012 8:36:26 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation ongoing around Port Blair. RN CL E-class spotted at Port Blair. Also unconfirmed reports of battleships.
Naval operation west of Sumatra, possible attempt to resupply southern Sumatra.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+8: Djambi is almost surrounded from the west and south. There are indications from Air Recce that the enemy might be moving up for a full scale attack on Palembang from Praboem (estimated strenght is two divisions). 3rd Air Division will interdict enemy ground movements tomorrow and 18th Division (++) is defending Palembang.
Ambon landing operation: the first attack on Ambon (76,109) was successfull:

Japanese (attacking) force 16310 troops, 160 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 582
Enemy force 3703 troops, 45 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 120
Japanese adjusted assault: 400
Allied adjusted defense: 163
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
293 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Allied ground losses:
422 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units: 21st Division, 4th Engineer Co, 146th Infantry Regiment, Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Ternate Det. Base Force
Sorong Det. Base Force
Ambon Base Force


A small minesweeper was sunk at Darwin by a CL/DD TG. No other shipping spotted, and KB1 (not spotted by enemy) will leave the area.
Timor landing operation: NIL.
The bombardment of Cocos island has been postponed for 48H due to the enemy operation west Sumatra.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Division + 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to protect LoC to major force concentrations (200 000) south of Henyang. Reinforcements are moving from Ichang area toward Changsha. Enemy concentration of fighters move every day Sian-Henyeng. Today at Henyeng. No enemy offensive air activity.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st ARMY and North China Army are pivoting north toward Yenan. North China Army attacked Yenan successfully. Another attack at Yenan (88,37) will be launched tomorrow.

Japanese attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 136
Enemy force 3833 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Japanese adjusted assault: 68
Allied adjusted defense: 19
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Allied ground losses:
643 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units: 8th Recon Regiment, 11th Tank Regiment
Defending units:19th Chinese Corps, 22nd Chinese Corps, 6th Group Army

In the western sector, the 1st ARMY's 41st Division is now located directly outside of Sian. Enemy has withdrawn into Sian.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 12th ind. Mixed Bde from 13th ARMY crossed the river and attacked the forested hex west Henyeng. It met heavy resistance and the brigade need to be withdrawn. Tomorrow it will be reinforced by two Divisions (15th and 116th).

Ground combat at 79,53 (west of Hengyang)(across river)
Japanese attacking force 5841 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211
Enemy force 19085 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 535
Japanese adjusted assault: 30
Allied adjusted defense: 1041
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 34

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

Japanese ground losses:
2246 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 252 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled


Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units: 12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
64th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps

11th ARMY is moving the 34th and the 6th Division to Changsha.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
No signs of enemy ships. Heavy radio traffic at Pearl Harbor.

Current op:
KB2 will refuel and then continue the mission to search for enemy convoys.
A small recce landing (SNLF coy) on Baker island succeeded and the island is occupied.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Xmas TF has finished embarking troops at Manilla.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
NIL

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
7th division is deploying to defend important resource areas on Hokkaido.

Planned op:
NIL




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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Decreased level of naval activity around Port Blair.
No signs of naval operation west Sumatra
DDs northwest off, and PT-boats at, Cocos island.
One dutch regiment and many support units identified by air recce over Praboem.
Reported ground activities in northern Burma at Myitkyina, including movements from India.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+9: The road west from Djambi has been cut by the 56th Recon Regiment. Djambi will be reached in the next 24H from the southeast by IGD and 56th Division. 4th Division has been given warning orders to disembark at Palembang and participate in the upcoming battle of Djambi as reinforcement to 25th Army. The bombardment of Cocos island will take place during the next 48H.
Ambon landing operation: Ambon was captured and the operation is completed:

Allied ground losses:
3910 casualties reported
Squads: 77 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 338 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 58 (58 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Molukken Garrison Battalion
4th Coastal Gun Battalion
Sorong Det. Base Force
Ternate Det. Base Force
Ambon Base Force


Timor landing operation: TGs from Ambon op. will refuel and rearm and then land at Koepang (in seven days. A naval bombardment will be conducted in the next 24H.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Division + 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving a major force concentration (200 000) southwest of Henyang. Enemy concentration of fighters remained at Henyeng. Enemy is moving reinforcements to counter 13th Army west of Henyeng.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: North China Army captured Yenan:

Allied ground losses:
623 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (16 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3
8th recon regiment is pursuing the enemy northwest of Yenan.

1st Army and North China Army will now move against Sian.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 22th and 116th Division from 13th Army crossed the river and attacked the forested hex west Henyeng. It met heavy resistance and the 116th Division is no longer combat effective. 13th Army will defend the hex IOT enable 11th Army to attack Changsha with the 34th and the 6th Division.

Attacking force 23911 troops, 204 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 855
Defending force 19084 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 533
Japanese adjusted assault: 584
Allied adjusted defense: 815
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2674 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 364 disabled (116th Division)
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 56 disabled

Allied ground losses:
905 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT: enemy ships spotted 8 hexes southeast of Wake island, and 15 hexes northeast of Roi-Namur.

Current op:
KB2 will investigate enemy contact (and then refuel and rearm).
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: various TGs are underway. Many support troops are still at Manilla waiting for additional transports. First units of 4th Air Division have embarked and is underway. 4th Fleet will assume command of 14th Army and 4th Air Division in 72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT: naval operation ongoing along eastern Australia. heavy radio traffic at Townsville and Sydney. Tanker convoy spotted at Port Moresby, suspected troop transports spotted southwest Port Moresby.

Current op:
Several submarines are alerted and ordred to move to Port Moresby, including a minelaying submarine only two hexes away.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep: NIL

Current op:
7th Division is deploying to defend important resource areas on Hokkaido.

Planned op:
NIL





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RE: 01 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/2/2013 8:26:49 AM   
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Hey Skipper.

Very nice AAR. I wait eagerly for updates every day. And your good "roleplay" have given me reason to pick up this game again. Thx. Now go sink some more CV's.

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02 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/3/2013 6:25:44 AM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Naval activity around Port Blair.
Supply convoy unloading at Cocos island (see below).
Suspected respply mission west Sumatra (2 xAK spotted two hexes NV Padang).
Force concentration at Djambi (18th British Division and 11th Indian Division).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+10: Djambi will be subjected to artillery bombardments untill the arrival of 4th Division (in one week). 11th Air Fleet and 3rd Air Division will make a joint effort to stop enemy resupply mission west Sumatra.
The 1st Torpedodivision (CL Natori, 2 DD 1 TB) attacked enemy shipping at Cocos island and sank 10 ships (7 xAK, 2 AM, 1 HDML) and damaged 1 ADP and 2 PT-boats. The first naval bombardment of Cocos island will take place during the next 24H.
Timor landing operation: Koepang was subjected to a naval bombardment. Embarkation of the Koepang landing force will begin in 72H.

Planned op:
NEW: 15th ARMY Operation II: Conquest of Central Burma.
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Division + 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving a major force concentration (200 000) southwest of Henyang. Enemy concentration of fighters remained at Henyeng.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st Army and North China Army are on the move against Sian.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th Army will defend while 11th Army will attack.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
KB2 will refuel and rearm.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: various TGs are underway. 4th Fleet is providing CA/DD escorts. Several tankers (from Balkipapan, Tarakan and Singapore) will resupply fuel.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
One submarine, I-121, sank due to hitting several enemy mines at Port Moresby.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
7th Division has finished deployment IOT defend important resource areas on Hokkaido.

Planned op:
NIL.





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RE: 01 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/3/2013 6:34:39 AM   
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Thanks Graf,

Yeah, it will be interesting to see when my opponent commits his carriers again. I suspect three areas in the near future where he is making an effort:

Around Port Blair
Around Cocos island
Around Port Moresby - Horn island

There are also suspected movements in the central Pacific (east of Kwajalein).

The "new" CV Junyo (my fav carrier btw) will arrive in 72H. CV Kaga will finish repairs in about two weeks.

/Johan



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ORIGINAL: Graf Zeppelin

Hey Skipper.

Very nice AAR. I wait eagerly for updates every day. And your good "roleplay" have given me reason to pick up this game again. Thx. Now go sink some more CV's.

Best Regards

Andi.


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FLASH REPORT TO COMBINED FLEET HQ - 1/4/2013 10:32:40 PM   
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FLASH REPORT TO COMBINED FLEET HQ

I-25 REPORTS TWO ENEMY CARRIERS NE COCOS ISLAND.

2ND BATTLESHIP DIVISION, RADM TANAKA, REPORTS CONTACT WITH FOUR ENEMY CRUISERS AT COCOS ISLAND.

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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation off Cocos island.
Naval supply operation west Sumatra/Padang. Purpose is probably to supply Djambi, which is a fortress (18th British Division, 11th Indian Division and three AAA regiments: AV is 879).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+11: a naval battle occured off Cocos island. Details are in a separate battlereport.
11th Air Fleet and 3rd Air Division attacked two enemy resupply ships at Padang: 1 xAK and 1 APD sunk. Five enemy fighters shot down. Other suspected resupply ships spotted four hexes WNW Padang.
Due to the enemy efforts off Cocos island, near Sumatra and the enemy buildup at Djambi, a conference will be held tonight at Singapore with Southern Army, Combined Fleet and Southern Fleet. A decision need to be made if the planned landing at Cocos island should be prioritized over the rapid capture of Djambi.

Timor landing operation: Embarkation of the Koepang landing force (21st Division) will begin in 48H.
ACTIVATED: 15th ARMY Operation II: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division will begin embarkation at Manilla in 24H.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
SOUTHERN ARMY: Landing on Cocos island (4th Division + 25th ARMY: 56th Division and 41st Regiment) .
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1 and KB3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st Army and North China Army will move most available forces to the NE of Sian.
RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th Army will defend while 11th Army will attack.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected spotting SE Baker island.

Current op:
KB2 will rearm.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: various TGs are underway. 4th Fleet is providing CA/DD escorts. Several tankers (from Balkipapan, Tarakan and Singapore) will resupply fuel.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Heavy radio traffic at Townsville.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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03 Mar 1942 - BATTLE REPORT - 1/4/2013 11:28:03 PM   
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BATTLE REPORT

COMBINED FLEET, 2ND BATTLESHIP DIVISION (RADM TANAKA, R.)

Title:
Naval battle off Cocos island

Mission:
The 2nd Battleship division was tasked to bombard Cocos island during the early hours of 03 March.

Events:
Several naval engagements occured before and after the bombardment.

1st engagement:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 34,101, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Yukikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
PT-20

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages PT-20 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


2nd engagement:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
CL Jintsu
DD Yukikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
APD Rathburne, Shell hits 2


3rd engagement:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Yukikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
PT-22


4th engagement:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Yukikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
PT-20


5th engagement:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Yukikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
AMc MMS B, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


The bombardment (Kongo & Jintsu only):
Night Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
CL Jintsu

Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kongo
BB Kongo firing at 6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Kongo
CL Jintsu firing at 6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment


6th engagement:
Day Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 2
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Amatsukaze
DD Uranami
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
CL Leander
CL Perth
CL Emerald, Shell hits 1, on fire (hit by a 36cm shell)
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Patterson, Shell hits 1
DD Jarvis
DD McCall, Shell hits 1


7th engagement:
Day Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, heavy fires
DD Sagiri

Allied Ships
PT-22


8th engagement:
Day Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 35,101, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
CL Jintsu
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Uranami

Allied Ships
DD Cushing, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Perkins, Shell hits 2, on fire


Additional information:
Due to the bombardment, little 36cm ammunition was left for the naval battle with the enemy cruisers.

No carrier aircraft attacked.

40 Dutch bombers (139WH-3) attacked, mostly against 1st Battleship division. LRCAP shot down at least 20 bombers. (One notable fighter pilot, Sakai, S. shot down three, and now has six kills in total).

Own losses: 2 DD severe damage.
Estimated enemy losses: 1 CL and 2 DD major damage, 2 DD light damage, 1 small minesweeper sunk, 20+ aircraft shot down.






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04 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/6/2013 7:19:04 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation ongoing off Cocos island.
No naval units discovered by air recce west Sumatra/Padang.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN: D+12: No naval surface contacts between Cocos island and Java. One PB sunk be enemy sub about five hexes west Batavia.
Result from the planning conference at Singapore: the planned landing at Cocos island is prioritized over the rapid capture of Djambi. TS-1 will be the landing on Cocos island (Southern Army: 4th Division, 56th Division and 41st Regiment), with KB1/3 in support. TS-2 will be the capture of Djambi (25th Army: IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division and 21st Division)(plus reinforcements from TS-1 and heavy artillery from Southern Army).

Timor landing operation: Embarkation of the Koepang landing force (21st Division) will begin in 24H. One enemy submarine (Grayling) was forced to surface near Ambon and was sunk by DD ASW TG (Inazuma & Ikazuchi).
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division´s air assets will begin embarkation at Manilla in 24H. Other units, primarly air defense and base forces, are moving by road from Bangkok toward Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! a blocking attempt is made on the north road to Sian from Yenen.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: 1st Army and North China Army are moving most available forces to the NE of Sian. North China Army reports some delays with railway transportation of two brigades - sabotage suspected. Enemy counterattacked one brigade on the north road three hexes northeast of Sian. Air support will be provided for tomorrow:

Ground combat at 85,39 (near Sian) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 14673 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 474
Defending force 5747 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Allied adjusted assault: 558
Japanese adjusted defense: 301 (the brigade was in bombard mode)
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
535 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade


RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th Army will defend while 11th Army will attack. 13th Army report strong enemy defense in hex west of Henyang (Enemy AV is 1331, own is 490).

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected ASW TGs east of Xmas island (DD Cassin identified by I-9).

Current op:
KB2 will continue the convoy hunting expedition until 14th Army TGs are in the operation area..
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra landing TG will begin final loading in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected troop convoy spotted at Horns island (report from I-10).

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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05 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/7/2013 8:50:01 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected minelaying operation at Cocos island.
Defence preperations in northern Burma.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) is scouting west of Batavia/Xmas island.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: enemy is moving a dutch regiment northeast toward Djambi. It was attacked in open terrain by air interdiction from 3rd Air Division. One tank regiment will launch a counterattack in 48H. Benkolen was bombarded by 1st Battleship Division:

Night Naval bombardment of Benkoelen at 45,91
Japanese Ships: BB Yamashiro, BB Fuso, BB Mutsu

Allied ground losses:
622 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 17 disabled (45th Indian Bde)
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 29
Port hits 9
Port fuel hits 7
Port supply hits 5


Timor landing operation: Embarkation of the Koepang landing force (21st Division) will begin in 24H (delayed by 24H).
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division has embarked and is moving by Ships toward Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! major counterattack operation with air support launched northeast and southeast Sian.
ALERT! indication of imminent attack against 13th Army west of Henyang.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: GHQ will tomorrow dismiss the Commanding General of North China Army because of the railway debacle. One full division worth of combat troops will be about one week delayed. Enemy launched two major attacks and is moving up forces for another. See SITMAP below.

NOUTHERN ROAD: Ground combat at 85,39 (near Sian) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 14393 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 439
Defending force 5293 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 151
Allied adjusted assault: 484
Japanese adjusted defense: 275
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
318 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

SOUTHERN ROAD: Ground combat at 85,41 (near Sian) Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 21430 troops, 156 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 749
Defending force 12217 troops, 112 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 401
Allied adjusted assault: 157
Japanese adjusted defense: 704
Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
808 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2917 casualties reported
Squads: 194 destroyed, 26 disabled (costly river crossing)
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese/B Corps
80th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
23rd Chinese/C Corps
15th Group Army


Defending units:
37th Division (1st Army)

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 13th Army will defend while 11th Army will attack. 13th Army report strong enemy defense in forest hex west of Henyang (Enemy AV is 2001, 13th Army is 528).

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! major convoy suspected 20 hexes east of Hilo (Hawaii).
Suspected supply TG (xAK) at Palmyra.

Current op:
KB2 continues the convoy hunting mission until 14th Army TGs are in the operation area.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: 14th Army was officially assigned to 4th Fleet area of operations today. The Palmyra landing TG will be underway in 48H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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06 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/8/2013 10:11:21 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Two small TG located at Cocos island.
Ground movements in Sumatra, possible aimed at reestablish LOC to Djambi.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) is scouting west of Batavia/Xmas island.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: enemy is moving a dutch regiment northeast toward Djambi. It was attacked in open terrain by air interdiction from 3rd Air Division. One tank regiment will launch a counterattack in 24H.
Timor landing operation: Embarkation of the Koepang landing force (21st Division) has commenced.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is transported by ships to Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! major counterattack operation with air support ongoing northeast and southeast Sian.
ALERT! attack launched against 13th Army west of Henyang.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: GHQ has dismissed General Okamura Yasuji. General Shimomura Sadamu has replaced him as Commander North China Army. Enemy launched two major attacks and succeded in closing the southern supply road. The Northern road will however be open by a tank regiment in 24H:

NOUTHERN ROAD: Ground combat at 85,39 (near Sian) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 13878 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376
Defending force 5100 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 131
Allied adjusted assault: 176
Japanese adjusted defense: 265
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
251 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
616 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
13th Group Army


Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

SOUTHERN ROAD: Ground combat at 86,41 (near Loyang) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 44774 troops, 238 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1498 (and air attacks)
Defending force 17989 troops, 162 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 586
Allied adjusted assault: 1652
Japanese adjusted defense: 567
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4942 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 192 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 39 (16 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
3096 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 266 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
7th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
36th Group Army


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating! (to the east).
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
36th Division
30th Field AA Machinecannon Company

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: The decision to order the 11th Army attack (as planned) was the most difficult decision made so far during this war. However, a "shameful" retreat without even trying to attack the enemy is not an option for the Imperial army. 11th Army will attack tomorrow as ordered. If the attack by 11th Army does not yield satisfactory results, China Expeditionary Army will immediately terminate the RYUUOU operation and assign 11th Army to the HOKUSHIN operation against Sian. Air support will be provided to 11th Army tomorrow IOT ensure success (eight enemy P-40E fighters were shot down over Henyang by Akagi Air Group today).

13th Army reports strong enemy ground and air attacks against its positions in forest hex west of Henyang. Defense might collapse in 48-72H:

Ground combat at 79,53 (near Hengyang) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 63800 troops, 392 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2010
Defending force 24529 troops, 248 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Allied adjusted assault: 1406
Japanese adjusted defense: 1109
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1880 casualties reported
Squads: 91 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3918 casualties reported
Squads: 144 destroyed, 182 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 28 (2 destroyed, 26 disabled)

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army


Defending units:
116th/A Division (coy strenght)
116th/B Division (coy strenght)
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade (bn strenght)
22nd Division (95% strenght, excellent morale)
116th/C Division (coy strenght)

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! major convoy suspected 20 hexes east-south-east of Hilo (Hawaii).
Suspected supply TG (xAK) at Palmyra.

Current op:
KB2 continues the convoy hunting mission.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra landing TG is underway. XMas island TG will be underway in 72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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07 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/10/2013 9:31:11 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Air and naval operation (reaction) at Cocos island. Suspected aircraft carrier TG NV Cocos island.
Ground movements in Sumatra towards Djambi - enemy might attempt a breakout with some units toward the west.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) is scouting west of Batavia/Xmas island. One PT-boat sunk one hex east of Cocos island.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: one dutch regiment (4th KNIL) was defeated southwest Djambi by 14th tank regiment. Another dutch regiment (NS KNIL) was stopped in the hex west of Djambi by 56th Recce regiment with air support.
Timor landing operation: Landing at Koepang will commence in 48H.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is transported by ships to Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation with air support ongoing northeast and southeast Sian.


Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: The northern road was opened by a tank regiment. The southern road was bombed IOT slow down enemy tropps moving toward Sian.

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: 11th Army attacked, but bad weather prevented air support: Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52) - Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50454 troops, 434 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1774
Defending force 70098 troops, 380 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2485
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 801
Allied adjusted defense: 1619
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
5461 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 398 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 76 disabled
Guns lost 36 (2 destroyed, 34 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1493 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Assaulting units:
39th Division
13th Division
3rd Division
40th Division

Defending units:
67th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
72nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
58th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
94th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
13th Chinese Base Force

No further attacks against 13th Army today. Enemy AV (1699 ) vs 13th Army (471).

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected troop tp (xAP) at Palmyra.

Current op:
KB2 spotted north of Baker island - will continue toward Palmyra.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra landing TG is underway. Xmas island TG will be underway in 48H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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08 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/11/2013 3:53:43 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Ground movements in Sumatra: enemy might attempt a breakout with some units toward the west from Djambi.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) supports landning of engineer unit on Xmas island (IO).
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Division will attack to tye southwest and thus cut southern Sumatra into two parts.
Timor landing operation: Landing at Koepang will commence in 24H. KB1 is in support.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is transported by ships to Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation with air support ongoing east of Sian.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: General Shimomura (North China Army) reports that 1st Army is on the verge of collapse after enemy launch a major attack against the 41st Division. The 37th Division is also in danger of being overwhelmed in a few days. Enemy is also taking casualities. North China Army requests additional garrison units from Army Command in Manchuko IOT to free more troops for combat operations. North China Army will present a plan to attack Sian from four directions. The fourth direction (the main road from the south) need major reinforecments IOT succeed. GHQ has decided that 11th Army will assign five divisions to North China Army and advance toward Sian from the South. This order will be valid from tomorrow. Furthermore, some units from Manchuko will be assigned to North China Army during the next 24-72H. The possibility to dramatically strenghten air support (incl one IJNAF Air Flotilla) will be investigated

The attack against 41st Division: Enemy Shock attack at 84,40 (near Sian)

Attacking force 57499 troops, 571 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2094
Defending force 11389 troops, 101 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 389
Allied adjusted assault: 1373
Japanese adjusted defense: 83 (although it was located behind a river...)
Allied assault odds: 16 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
3911 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 239 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 35 (2 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2303 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 271 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled

Assaulting units:
47th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
86th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps
57th AT Gun Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
8th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
5th War Area
41st AA Regiment


Defending units:
41st Division

RYUUOU SAKUSEN: The operation has been CANCELLED by direct orders from GHQ. In 24H, 13th Army will begin moving into defensive positions IOT support the movements of 11th Army to the North China Army asap.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Nothing reported at Palmyra (from Recce sub).

Current op:
KB2 spotted west of Palmyra and will withdraw to the NW.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra landing TG is underway. The Xmas island landing TG will be underway in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: only two units moved to the west from Djambi.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) supports landning of IJNAF base unit on Xmas island (IO) in 48H.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Division attacked sucessfully and cut southern Sumatra into two parts by defeating two enemy battalions. Next target is Benkolen, which will be bombarded again by battleships in 48H.
Timor landing operation: Landing at Koepang is ongoing. KB1 is in support.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is transported by ships to Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation with heavy air support (60 P-40 fighter aircraft) ongoing east of Sian.
ALERT! chinese launch ground offensives at many places. Enemy focus is on units rather than terrain.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: attacks continue against 41st Division: enemy Deliberate attack
Attacking force 31678 troops, 373 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1863, adjusted assault: 327
Defending force 8819 troops, 99 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 135, adjusted defense: 22
Allied assault odds: 14 to 1 (for some reasons the division does not retreat to the east despite the hex is clear of enemy units)

Japanese ground losses:
1127 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
287 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Chinese attacked the 7th brigade, but the defense holds. The 7th brigade moved yesterday into the southern road blocking position from the east. Ground combat at 86,41 (near Loyang) - enemy Deliberate attack
Attacking force 33347 troops, 153 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1184, Allied adjusted assault: 388
Defending force 5851 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211, Japanese adjusted defense: 361
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
729 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1119 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Assaulting units:
93rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
7th Group Army
36th Group Army


Defending units:
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade (and massive air support).

11th Army: defends sucessfully at Siangtan (81,52) - enemy launch an Deliberate attack
Attacking force 77334 troops, 417 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2631, adjusted assault: 1112
Defending force 46449 troops, 432 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1368, adjusted defense: 571
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
3451 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 222 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 32 (1 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6695 casualties reported
Squads: 180 destroyed, 405 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 54 disabled
Guns lost 31 (2 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Assaulting units:
67th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
72nd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
73rd Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
5th Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
13th Chinese Base Force


Defending units:
3rd Division
13th/A Division
39th/B Division
13th/B Division
39th/A Division
40th Division
39th/C Division
13th/C Division

13th Army: defend sucessfully at 79,53 (near Hengyang) - Enemy Shock attack
Attacking force 58154 troops, 350 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1875, adjusted assault: 1671
Defending force 23648 troops, 247 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 520, adjusted defense: 1225
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Japanese ground losses:
1845 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 22 (11 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1728 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 339 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Assaulting units:
37th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army


Defending units:
116th/B Division
116th/A Division
22nd Division (still in very good condition)
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th/C Division

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio traffic at Suva (Fiji).

Current op:
KB2 protects the landning of IJNAF base unit at Baker island.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas landing TGs are underway.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio traffic from Port Moresby.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.





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