Thank you for the advice! Upgraded most dutch PAs to Cats today. One of the Chinese Corps are already on its way to the Burma border. The other one is wandering "Indian country" and I will try and get it away as soon as possible.
Not much happening...too calm!
The AVG Sq3 did great and wiped out a Betty unit over Kukong. Joseph didnīt sound to happy about that. I sent the AVG Sq back to central China to rest up. Weīll see what he does with his bombing after this. I have some 20 low exp Chinese fighters that can be used if he continues to send his bomber unescorted.
He spotted my circling Itchang and some units are moving back. If he gets there first I will abort. I did a shock attack over the river from Loyang. Did okeyish.
Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 27153 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 852
Defending force 5606 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 185
Allied adjusted assault: 766
Japanese adjusted defense: 493
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Allied ground losses:
841 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 145 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
27th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade
I will let them rest for a few day. 300 More AV coming from the south. So no shock attack.
Joseph got Netties with torps up and running from Kuantan. Lost more AKLs. Set a little CAP trap for him from Singers. If he chooses the next turn to start sweeping I will be in trouble. If not I can hopefully get his Zeroes while they are used for escort. Some 50 fighters will CAP Singers for the first time! I have a small Supply convoy approaching that will be bait!
Force Z got spotted so I had to pull back to Batavia. Boise and gang was spotted as well. Withdrew them a bit. Houston and 6 DDs are up and running. Thought that would take longer. No clue what I got that from. Sent them to Makassar to be ready to intervene if Jospeh moves for Ambon or Balikpapan.
A 4DD TF will be ready in 4 days. Might send them raiding. Still undecided.
Still no sign. Starting to wonder if he is sending them to the SRA. That could explain his lack of activity. Not much I can do about it in case he does. Most slow shipping will leave the SRA in the coming week. I have a pretty good aircoverage up so I should be able to spot him in advance. Finding the KB will give me a good indication of what he is up to. B17s will recon baleopelop (the bla bla Island next to Peleliu) to see if they can find anything. Not spotted anything from Guam either...
No new invasions? WTH is he up to?
He Captured Manaus this turn. Guess he will use that to get some airsearch up before going for Rabaul. I have to CLs standing by to intervene but if he spots them Iīll move them out.
< Message edited by JocMeister -- 8/28/2012 4:00:27 PM >