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A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/8/2012 5:32:16 AM   
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Scenario 2. Historical (heh) first turn. 2 day turns.

Japs lost a mine sub when it hit a Brit mine at Singapore and an AO when Midway based search PBYs dropped a 500 pounder on it and it burned and sank (in addition to the 5 SSxs at Pearl of course). No other Jap fleet damage.

Air losses were 147 allied (including 45 PBY-5s) to 45 Jap.

Allied fleet losses (confirmed):
BB West Virgina
BB Nevada
BB Tennessee
BB Oklahoma
BB Arizona
1 AVD
1 DM
2 DMS
3 DD
1 AR
1 PT
4 HDML
1 AKL
(all allied losses were on Dec 7th)

Other notable damage:
BB California took 7 bombs 6 torps - possible sinking
BB Pennsylvania took 4 bombs 4 torps
BB Maryland took 3 bombs 3 torps
BB KGV took 4 torps - reported as sunk
BC Revenge took 3 torps - reported as sunk
CA San Francisco took 3 torps
CA New Orleans took 2 torps
CL St Louis took 2 bombs and 3 torps
CL Helena took 3 torps
CL Phoenix took 2 bombs and 2 torps
CL Detroit took a bomb and a torp
CL Raleigh took a bomb and a torp
DD Litchfield took a torp
Several auxiliaries received heavy damage.

Batan Island and Makin fell to Japanese landing forces.

All in all a good day.

On to future events:
CV Lexington task group was spotted 10 hexes east of and 3 hexes south of Wake. Wake landing force is turning away from it and heading back to friendly air cover in the Marshalls. Sub patrols assigned in the Wake area in case they give chase to the landing force. Naval air assets sent to Saipan, Truk, and Kwajalein.

The KB has withdrawn to 3 hexes east of French Frigate Shoals. They will join their tankers and cover them on their withdrawl. 2 carriers are dedicated support with the remaining 4 standing by in case the Lex or Enterprise show up.

Landing forces closing on Luzon. Fleet assignment and rendezvous orders issued.

Basic plan:
1) establish forward patrol bases Near Rabul and the eastern DEI.
2) air offensive over Malaya and Luzon.
3) fleet organizational period.
4) determine what style of player Rob is.
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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/8/2012 5:38:21 AM   
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Hi CV2. Looks like the Japanese did very well for itself at PH.
Your narrative sounds like you are writing for both sides so it is not clear which side you are playing.
Could you please indicate in your AAR title which of you is A and which is J ?

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/8/2012 5:49:15 AM   
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Good luck! Rroberson is a tough opponent and will give you a good game!

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/8/2012 5:01:12 PM   
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Hi CV 2 -

both of you are experienced players; will follow with interest!

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/11/2012 2:56:38 PM   
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Slight lull there, but finally rolling. Dec 9-10 saw a lot of surface action against fleeing ships from HK and Manila.

Started out with a US DD hitting a mine at Bataan and sinking.
*** Night naval action ***

4 Jap DDs engage the 3 Brit DDs coming out of HK. A few minor hits scored by each side. The same forces re-engage. 2 Jap DDs heavily damaged, 1 Brit heavily damaged and all 3 burning. CL Kuma, CL Natori and 4 DDs then engage badly mauling the Brits. DD Hatakaze took 1 hit which resulted in heavy fires. Kuma group engages 3 more times, sinking 1 Brit and hitting the other 2 more. No hits on Jap ships. Hatakaze is still buring heavily, but still with its TF. A lone TB then engages sinking 1 more and raking DD Thanet. She wont see home.

3 Jap TBs caught a convoy of 9 AKs 4 hexes SW of HK torpedoed 1 and sank it and left 2 more badly burning.

1 Jap DD engages 6 AKs 6 hexes from HK and leaves 1 AK heavily damaged and ablaze.

3 TBs engage 6 different AKs 4 hexes from HK and sinks 1 outright and mauls 4 more. 4 more TBs engage the survivors and sink the remaining 5.

I-123 puts 2 fish into an AKl sinking her south of Luzon in the shallows.

Japanese landing force hits Laoag on the north coast of Luzon. The base falls into Japanese hands.

Louisville caught 2 DDs trying to unload at Tarawa. 1 minor hit on each DD and they retired to Makin failing to unload.

I set 6 TFs to patrol south of Hong Kong in 2 lines. The 1st is that French base in China to the SE, the 2nd from Pescadores to the SW, the 3rd is across the bottom 4 hexes out from HK. The 2nd line is 2-3 hexes further out than the first. I use 4 TB TFs of 4 and 2 TFs of 2 CLs and 4 DDs.

*** 2nd day
2 Jap TBs find and sink 4 AKs south of HK

1 Jap CL and 3 DDs find 9 AKLs south of Luzon sinking 2 and damaging the rest. The same force engages 1 AKL sinking it.

CA Kumano and 2 DDs find a TF of 5 AM, 2 AS, 1 AO, 1 AK, 3 AP near Jolo sinking the 5 AMs and the AK and heavily damaging the rest.

2 Jap CLs and 3 DDs engage a US DD near Taytay sinking it for no damage.

*** Daytime Bombing ***
Fighter sweep from Formosa of 28 A6Ms to Clark eats up some P-35s and P-40Es (32 intercepted). Follow up attack by 42 Nells escorted by 36 A6Ms encounter only 1 P-40E remaining. Minor hits achieved from 23,000 ft.

50 Sallys bomb Alor Star, finding no resistance. Minor hits scored.

25 Sallys escorted by 24 Nates encounter 6 Buffs at Georgetown. I Buff destroyed on the ground.

15 Sallys hit Victoria point, finding no one home. Moderate damage.

3 Kingfishers attack CA Chokai off the east coast of Palawan (Taytay) for no hits. Choaki and 1 DD are fast transporting a small base force to that base on the east side of it which lands the following day.

7 Seagulls escorted by 10 P-40Es attack the TFs unloading at Laoag with 14 Nates on CAP. 2 bomb hits on 1 AK. Follow-up attack by 21 P-40Bs escorted by 36 P-40Es meet 5 Nates. Wasted effort as the P-40s have no bomb load.

11 B-17Ds raid Babeldaob 9 A5Ms covering. No ships in port, no hits on the base.

9 B-17Ds raid Takao meeting 29 A6Ms and 34 Nates. 1 Betty destroyed on the ground. 1 B-17 downed and 5 more damaged.

29 Sallys escorted by 25 Oscars engage 19 Flying Tigers and 1 Buff over Rangoon. Minor hits destroying 1 Blenheim. Followup sweep of 16 A6Ms met by 12 AVG and 1 Buff destroying 5 for no losses.

12 Kates from the Ryuho north of Jolo find and sink an AO.

28 Ida and Sonjas raid the port at HK finding no targets.

Nuisance raids on Wake by Nells.
Couple of ground strikes in China to interdict Chinese forces.

Afternoon raids 3 Kingfishers miss a CL, 7 Seagulls miss the Chokai. 12 Kates score hits on an AS, the Langley, and sink a AM. 15 Kates and Mables from the Taiyo attack south of Luzon hitting 2 AKs and sinking a PG.

Next day 18 Nells sink a HDML at Sabang.

3 Kates from Ryuho sink Langley

Rabul bombed for no real effect.

Clark field bombed, only 1 hit, but more importantly, no CAP rises up.

KB launches strikes against Midway as they pass sinking a AKL.

*** Ground Combat ***
Kota Bharu falls after 2 days of attacks.
Ocean Island is taken by Jap landing forces.

Reported losses: 47 allied air, 44 Jap.
Japs lost 2 DDs, allies lost at least 5 DDs, 1 PG plus numerous AKs and support ships.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/11/2012 10:46:06 PM   
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Anaylsis:

Based on 1 turn is all, it appears the PTs in Hong Kong were disbanded. Rob seems to play a style similar to mine in that he hit likely occupied and likely to be lightly defended ports with his B-17s, naval attack with his land based scouts, and used his CAs in the central Pacific to interdict in again a low-risk, possible high reward manner, and withdrew exposed forces to conserve strength. Very similar styles. Will be interesting to see how this develops further down the road. Gives me a pretty good picture on just what I can get away with

All air seems to have been moved from the outlying areas of Malaya to Singapore. I was surprised he chose the P-40s to naval attack with. They are useless in that role. The P-35s would have been a better choice, at least they carry bombs. He withdrew his carriers also. Wasnt really sure what to expect there, but I usually err on the side of caution and planned for him to make a charge to pick off either the Wake force or the Guam force. Seems we are alike in that regard as well.

On to my moves. Staged a group of A6Ms into Laoag to provide fighter cover for the Luzon landings. The bulk of the 48th and 16th should hit tomorrow. Not that he seems to have much left in the PI for shipping, but I will have Mavis patrols in place tomorrow as well from Taytay on Palawan and from a base in Mindanao. Forces began embarking to close the ring on Singapore also. These will take a few turns to hit. Eastern DEI landings should occur tomorrow as well as those in the Rabul area.

Damage to my interdiction forces in the South China sea were very light. Lost 2 DDs and 2 more need to repair, but to be expected since he didnt bring his Dutch forces up. The BB TFs are forming on the run and are almost to their staging areas. The carriers are also forming into their division on the run as they continue moving west.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/12/2012 2:51:32 PM   
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Dec 11-12. Lots of things happening today.

Jap sub spotted Dutch minelayer NE of Bativa fired 8 and missed.

Chokai and 1 DD found a TF of 1 PG, 2 TK, and 2 AKs and sank them all near San Jose.

2 Jap CL and 3 DDs found a AKL in the same area and killed it.

I-156 spots a Dutch CMc between Singapore and Palembang, fires 8 and hits with 2 sinking it.

I-121 spots an AK near Jolo, and sinks her.

BB Fuso, BB Yamashiro, CA Kinugasa, CL Kitikami, CL Oi, and 6 DDs find and sink 5 AKLs near Iwo Jima.

Fighter sweep of 21 A6Ms over Manila engage 4 P-40Es on CAP. Follow-up sweep of 12 finds nothing. Port raided by 29 Nells and 15 Bettys escorted by 34 Zeros sinks 2 PTs.

Air raids on Alor Star with 29 Sallys score minor damage.

7 Seagulls attack Kongo Near Naga no hits.

Dutch attack Ryuho with 2 Hudsons which fail to get through the CAP. Ryuho is just north of the straight on the east side of Borneo. Afternoon strike by 3 Dutch Hudsons no hits.

3 Dutch Buffs and 2 Hudsons attack Jap AK of Sorong, no hits. Afternoon same attack, same result.

3 Brit Hudsons attack CL Kashii 9 hexes NE of Singapore. No hits. Follow up by 4 Blenheims, no hits. 3 more Blenheims attack, no hits. 3 Brit Hudsons attack an E sailing with Kashii, no hits. 2 Dutch attack in the afternoon, no hits.

36 P-40s attack the 16th division landing force at Mauban hitting 1 AK.

A dozen Kates sink a TK and an AK SW of Jolo.

Harassment raids on Wake. 2 F4Fs remain there, the rest probably flew off to Lexington.

Rabul raided as well. No CAP defense. Minor damage.

19 Nells raid Cayagan scoring moderate damage and damaging a number of B-17s.

9 Bettys attack AKs with a DE escort near Rangoon. 4 AVG intercept. No hits, no losses.

Small port attack raids on Hong Kong. No real damage.

Not going to continue to report the minor air strikes. Several in China and Malaya.

6 Bettys went in unescorted against Rangoon. It wasnt pretty.

12 Kates from Ryuho sink a TK at Tarakan.

Landings on Guam, Naga, Legaspi, Atimonan, Mauban, Kavieng (and the other base on New Ireland), Sorong (and the dot base next to it in western New Guinea), Narau Island, and Tarawa.

Shock attack at Hong Kong! Odds were 2-1 but had a level 1 fort. 2nd day attack hit at 1-2.
35th div deliberate attacked 8 new corps (China) south of Kaifeng at 128-1 odds.
3rd Bde deliberate attacked 98th corps east of Kaifeng at 3-1 driving them back.
4th JNAF co captured Taytay.
Elements of the 1st SNLF took Surigao on the north coast of Mindanao.
Tarawa fell to elements of the 51st nav gd.
Jap paras fell on Puerto Princia capturing it at 17-1 odds (and destroying the 3 Kingfishers based there).
Narau Island falls to the 2nd SNLF.

*** 2nd day ***
I-155 sinks a TK north of Java.
I-121 sinks the badly damaged AS Holland near Jolo.

Landings at Lolobato (1 hesx east of Terante), Buna, and Iba (on Luzon).

30 Nells and 16 Bettys attack the TF at Rangoon, 22 CAP intercept. 4 hits on 3 ships total for a dozen bombers. Later attack by 8 Bettys escorted by 20 Oscars scores 1 hit on an AK.

Follow-up port strike on Manila sinks 7 more PTs.

7 Seagulls attack the 16th div landing again hitting an AK.

Kashii continues to close on her target being attacked numerous times by Blenheims, Hudsons, Vildebeasts and Swordfish. She is eventually sunk by torpedoes. The escorting E class continues on and should reach their landing site next turn.

19 Sallys escorted by 20 Oscars raid Rangoon with minor damage and losses by both sides.

12 Kates from Ryuho kill a PC and an small AO south of Tarakan.

7 Seagulls sink 2 of those tiny AKLs off Iba (the 48th div landing force) in the afternoon.

*** Summary ***
23 allied aircraft lost to 44 Japs. Most of the Jap losses were unescorted raids on the TF at Rangoon.

Japs lost CL Kashii and 3 small AKs on the day. Allies lost a PG, PC, AS, AO, CMc, 3 TK, 10 AKs, and 9 PTs.

*** Observations ***
I-23s scout plane sighted a CV TF at Christmas island. Likely this is the Enterprise. Probably has Lex and Sara enroute to join it there.

A single ship sighted at Rabul. I would guess this to be CL Adelaide. Possibly an evacuation ship removing some of the troops, but I would send the Adelaide, so Im guessing thats what he did.

PTs were spotted at Hong Kong this turn. He must have had them at sea last turn and I failed to sight them.

New Ireland falls next turn, as does Buna. This will give me eyes in the Rabul/Moresby area.

The central Pacific is mine as far as Tarawa. Expansion beyond this will require carrier support. I would guess he will assemble his carriers at Christmas and then move south. Pago Pago maybe or possibly New Zealand. I will be cautious in this area for now.

The TFs he sent to Rangoon appear to be empty. It appears he is planning to evacuate Burma by sea rather than reinforcing it. Since they are leaving by sea rather than walking out (as I would do), I have to assume they are headed for Ceylon. I need to capture Tavoy and Moulmein to bring my air-power to bear.

Also, noted my A6Ms at Laoag on 100% LRCAP failed to protect any of my convoys, so will change them to provide dedicated CAP for a single TF.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/21/2012 4:15:16 PM   
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Work and the game has kept me too busy to post. We have advanced to 16 Jan 42. Here is the current situation:





In Malaya I pushed out to Alor Star from Signora with the 1st and 5th armor and 2 regiments of the 5th div. I cut straight across to Georgetown from Patani with the 41st reg. This trapped 2 Indian Bdes in Alor Star where they were destroyed.

The 41st took Georgetown along with the 1st and 5th armor and they pushed to Taiping just south of it. My "normal" start is to keep pushing these 3 units down the road to the south, but he didnt pull the units out of the "tail" of Burma, so I shipped the 1st armor up north to deal with this, and the 5th armor joined the 5th division. The Imp Gd railed into Taiping and led the offensive south, through Kuala Lumpur and now into Malacca. I am running slightly behind my normal time line here because of not using the armor and he has fought for every hex.

Kota Bharu fell and both sides just sat and looked at each other. I didnt follow into the jungle and he didnt advance or retreat. I repaired the base, stacked a bunch of base forces and the 3rd air HQ and proceeded to fly sweeps and bombing missions over Singapore.

He finally starting pulling back from Kota Bharu when I landed a force at Kuantan. He hadnt pulled any of these troops back either, but I landed with the 4th ind mixed regiment, the 6th armor, the 15th nav gd and some engineers and pushed him back easily. The force he has at Temuloh (NE of Kuala Lumpur) is weak. 3 mauled bdes and some engineers. I have the 41st reg, the 4th reg, the 4th and 6th armor, and the 18th division either in the hex or will be on my next turn. Also troops are moving east and west 1 hex from Kuala Lumpur to cut the retreat thus destroying them.

My current strength in Malaya is:
Imp Guard div (spearheading on the west road south of Kuala Lumpur.)
The 2nd, 5th, 21st, and the 55th div (less the 146th reg) are in Kuala Lumpur advancing by rail behind the Imp Gd.
The 18th div, 41st reg, 4th reg and the 4th and 6th armor reducing the pocket north of Kuala Lumpur.
Plus engineers, base forces, art, and 2 nav gd units.

Air strength is about 60 Zeros. 35 Oscars and about 70 Nates. 36 Bettys, 60 Sallys, 50 Lilys, and some recon aircraft.

I dont think I will take Singapore by the end of Jan as I would have liked, but it wont be too long after.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/21/2012 4:50:34 PM   
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Luzon:






Pretty much basic attack on the PI, other than I took the side of caution and my initial landings with the 48th div were way up north. The 16th landed on the east and the 21st bde from Hanoi landed at Iba. As has been reported already, he ran numerous fighter naval attacks against me with little result.

The current situation is the 48th and some arty is at Clark bombarding. He tried shock attacking them a few turns back at 1-5. This will cost him in the long run. That attack combined with using up air sorties probably cost him a month of hold out time. I am now looking at taking Luzon by the middle or maybe early May because of it. The 16th and 21st bde are in Manila. as he has his strength divided, I brought in the 14th div from Korea and tried a shock attack at Manila, but only got 1-2 odds, so I am going to evacuate the 14th and send them to New Guinea.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/21/2012 5:02:59 PM   
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Lower PI was pretty much my "standard" attack:






Pretty much everything lands at once and just squeezes. The 1/33rd landed after the 2 bases to the east of it were taken cutting retreat routes. The 65th and 8th armor are currently embarking for their next landing.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/21/2012 5:09:24 PM   
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Eastern DEI:





There was some initial spirited fighting in this area. I landed at the base NW of Ambon with a base force with a fast transport group and moved in Zeros and Seaplanes. The 56th div landed at Ambon and took the base. He send a few cruiser/DD raids against it (I was defending with 1 of my standard 2 CL+4 DD cover forces). It was after a couple of APs were sunk (they were starting to load the 56th and about 20% of the division died at sea) that I decided to bring in the hammer. Hiryu/Soryu were sent in along with the Yamashiro BB group.

3 CL groups raided Koepang were they caught several large AKs and APs, and subs picked off some of the survivors. He currently has 11 units and aprox 34,000 troops at Koepang. I suspect the 45th and 46th bdes and probably the 18th Brit div. I will isolate and bomb it daily until I get ready to take it out, which will be after Java.

I flew in a recon unit to Dili on Timor and took pictures of Darwin. It showed 34 ships in port and 30 bombers with no fighters. So I flew in a Nell squadron to Ambon and bombed the port. Sank 5 or more subs, 2 ARs, an AS and several other ships. The Hiryu group picked off many of the survivors as they tried to flee (mostly short range coastal minesweepers).

The 56th has loaded and are currently at sea south of Timor. The 38th div (and the rest of the unrestricted units from Hong Kong) are enroute to join them for the invasion of Oz. They are just off the map to the north.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/21/2012 5:27:06 PM   
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Rabul area:




Pretty self explanatory. Fischhafen is a level 2 airfield now and has a Betty group assigned. Buna is a level 1 and growing. Again, some spirited fights between cruiser groups in this area until I brought up the Fuso group. He just landed troops at Moresby where reports have him at about 20,000 strength in 7 units. Im not too worried. I have the Akagi/Kaga, and 2 battle divions (4 BBs) in the area. I also have 3 divisions enroute with a 4th in reserve. After my airfields are a little bigger I will bring up the Hiryu group and the Shokaku group and take it out.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 9/28/2012 4:57:19 PM   
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3 Feb 42, Singapore falls. It fell from the shock attack from moving into the hex. Japanese troops walk into a vacant Rangoon today as well. It falls next turn. Of the troops I have in Malaya, the 2nd and 5th divs are heading to the PI to clean that up, while the remainder (18th, 21st, Imp Gd, 55th, and 56th from Australia) will head off to Java. Waiting on sweepers from Cam Rahn Bay to clear the mines at Singapore.

American carriers appeared off Wake a few turns ago with no targets there, they left. The same turn the Akagi/Kaga group dispatched the Queen Mary as she was unloading on Guadalcanal. Probably why the US carriers left. Im sure he thought all my carriers were tied down with the Darwin operation.

Darwin fell to the 56th and 38th divisions. The 38th has pushed 1 hex south of Katherine on its way to Daily Waters. The 56th is chasing survivors of the Darwin attack to the east of the road.

The 4th div landed at Lae (to push back the companies that are deployed in the area at start) and is proceeding to Moresby by land. The 14th div from Luzon is unloading at Buna and is also heading to Moresby by land. 2 divisions are in reserve.

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 118914 troops, 1080 guns, 528 vehicles, Assault Value = 3122

Defending force 39319 troops, 316 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 717

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 2018

Allied adjusted defense: 693

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
9011 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 698 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 132 disabled
Guns lost 90 (3 destroyed, 87 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
46541 casualties reported
Squads: 633 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1448 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 151 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 395 (395 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 230 (230 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 33


Assaulting units:
2nd Division
143rd Infantry Regiment
21st Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
5th Division
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
18th Division
55th Engineer Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
55th Cavalry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st Base Force
41st JAAF AF Bn
92nd JAAF AF Bn
15th Army
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
91st JAAF AF Bn
18th JAAF AF Bn
1st Fleet
48th JAAF AF Bn
27th JAAF AF Bn
23rd JAAF AF Bn
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
36th JAAF AF Bn
96th JAAF AF Bn
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
30th JNAF AF Unit
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
25th Army
1st RF Gun Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th JNAF AF Unit
35th JAAF AF Bn
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
6th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
5/14th Punjab Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
28th Ghurka Brigade
3rd SSVF Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
SSVF Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Argylls Battalion
224 Group RAF
30 Battery/3 HAA
29 Battery/3 HAA
Malayan Air Wing
III Indian Corps
Malaya Army
223 Group RAF
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
Singapore Fortress
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
AHQ Far East
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
112th RAF Base Force
Singapore Base Force
110th RAF Base Force
111th RAF Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5/2nd Punjab Battalion
5th Field Regiment

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/7/2012 2:41:59 AM   
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Advanced to 9 Mar 42. Manila fell killing 3 or 4 Phil divisions. The 2nd, 5th, and 16th divs attacked while the 48th held the line at Clark. 16th was badly disrupted in the fighting to date, so I left them behind as the Manila garrison and advanced to Clark with the 2nd and 5th.

20 or so Chinese corps surrounded and killed in China.

Landings all around Borneo with naval guards.

Burma has 22 enemy units holed up in Mandalay. 5th and 6th Gd divs going up to greet them.

Landed at Derby in northern Oz and he sent the Indom and Hermes to intercept. A CL cover group engaged in surface action (nothing to report) and lost a CL to carrier aircraft the next day.

18th, 21st, and Imp Gd landed on the eastern tip of Java.

First carrier to carrier battle:
Got reports from my picket subs last turn about aircraft flying over them, so sent in 3 carrier groups from the Marshalls.




Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 113,146

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
B5N2 Kate x 52
D3A1 Val x 52



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed, 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 10 destroyed, 5 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Saratoga, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires
CV Enterprise
DD Hammann
xAK Walter Luckenbach, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AO Kanawha, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 2
xAK Shooting Star, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Smith
AO Platte, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Ruth Alexander, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires


Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
21 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
22 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-221 with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CV Saratoga
Massive explosion on AO Platte
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Saratoga


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 113,146

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 22



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1
CV Yorktown
xAK Canadian
DD Sands
xAP Santa Inez, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


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


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VMF-221 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rennell Island at 112,141

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 24
SBD-2 Dauntless x 36
SBD-3 Dauntless x 70


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 7, on fire
CV Zuikaku
CVL Shoho, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Uranami, Bomb hits 1
CS Chiyoda, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Shikinami
DD Isonami
DD Shirayuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Murakumo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Shokaku
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Shokaku
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Shoho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Shirayuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Murakumo


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 113,146

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
B5N1 Kate x 9
B5N2 Kate x 36
D3A1 Val x 48



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Salt Lake City, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Walke
CA Chester, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CL Trenton
DD Dunlap
DD Craven
DD Mustin



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CV Yorktown
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Enterprise
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Salt Lake City


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rennell Island at 113,141

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
SBD-2 Dauntless x 29
SBD-3 Dauntless x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 10 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 1
CA Kumano
CVL Zuiho, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Kirishima
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Mikuma



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rennell Island at 113,141

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
SBD-2 Dauntless x 29
SBD-3 Dauntless x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 10 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 1
CA Kumano
CVL Zuiho, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Kirishima
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Mikuma



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 113,146

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 86 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
B5N1 Kate x 14
B5N2 Kate x 39
D3A1 Val x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Torpedo hits 2
CL Honolulu
DD Bagley
xAK Canadian, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Examiner, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD King
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
xAK William Luckenbach, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP President Taylor, Bomb hits 2
DD Henley
xAP Monterey, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP President Buchanan, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
AP Henry T. Allen, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ralph Talbot
xAK J.L. Luckenbach
xAK Julia Luckenbach, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (6 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 75 (67 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP President Buchanan
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Julia Luckenbach


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kirakira at 112,147

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 13



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Benham
DD Maury, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/7/2012 3:04:13 AM   
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2nd day attacks met no fighters or carriers. Yorktown reported sunk. Recon reports show 2 damaged carriers in 2 separate TFs (the yellow circles on the map above). He lost 233 aircraft with 130 of them as carrier air ops losses (meaning they didnt have any place to land), and 19 more as carrier aircraft ground losses (meaning they sank on the carrier), so I would guess that 1 carrier was sunk, and 2 more are out of action.

I didnt come out of it all that badly:




Akagi, Kaga, Zuikaku, Hiryu, and Ryuho were undamaged.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/7/2012 3:14:50 AM   
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His surrender:

Like I said. This game is over.

Congrats.

I never get to play the US much. But I have never seen an opponent dissected so quickly as you did me.

I have no idea how you even knew my carriers were on the march. Never mind watching china be crushed the way you did (in fact I dont ever remember seeing it collaspe like that.).

Good game.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/7/2012 4:15:01 AM   
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That was fast.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/8/2012 5:57:45 PM   
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Yeah, I have to acknowledge that CV2 can give a quick and good game

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/8/2012 10:59:04 PM   
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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/10/2012 2:10:34 AM   
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Was just post-carrier loss depression. The war continues. Nearing the end of March. Java is mostly conquered, Sian and Changsha has fallen in China. Carriers are repairing in Japan. 2 months on the fleet jobs and 1 month on the CVLs. Akagi/Kaga group redeploying to the gap between Java and Oz. Luzon has the allied forces bottled in Bataan and will fall in a couple of weeks tops.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/10/2012 6:47:05 AM   
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Wow....your "path to glory" seems to be a really fast one!

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/12/2012 4:55:42 PM   
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Ahhh...

The weekend!

A time to reflect. A time to plan.

Phase I is the initial landings, chasing off any wayward enemy fleet units, and formation of the fleet units. Finished this in mid-Dec.

Phase II is to secure the defensive perimeter. Bativa, Koepang, Broome, Moresby, and Sumatra are all that remain. 4 Divs are gobbling up Java and will be to Bativa soon. This force will reduce Kopang as well. And likely will eliminate him from the rest of northern Oz. The 4th and 14th divs are at Moresby already. The 8th and 9th are in reserve. I can take it with the force at hand, but why hold back? Sumatra is already being taken out from north to south. Medan falls in a turn or 2. I have actually never taken Changsha before, so China opens some possibilities. We just started April, so I expect Phase II to be done by the end of the month.

Enemy Situation:
2 carriers reported sunk by intel.
Yorktown did sink. Was observed.
Saratoga took a bomb, 3 torps, had a fuel explosion, and was never seen again. Also, sent no CAP in on afternoon strikes.
Enterprise took a torp, and 7 bombs and was also never seen again. Im guessing she survived it.

This gives him Lexington, Hornet, Indomitable, Formidable (just came in in the last 2 weeks - probably still off map), and Hermes. I saw Indom/Hermes a while back near Broome. I had a bait transport force off the southern coast of Java and he didnt bite, so Im guessing that Indom either retired to join up with Formidable, or went east to escort a badly shot up Enterprise home. I have had several units prepping for Midway in the hopes that his intel would pick it up. I am guessing thats where Hornet/Lex are.

So what to do in Phase III? The options, pros and cons for each:
Alaska/Aleutians. Pros:
Keep enemy forces from establishing raiding bases for subs and fast carrier strikes at the homeland.
Good for establishing bases to do the same to him.
Easy to supply.
Cons:
Easy for him to interdict with subs as only a single line of bases.
He can land forces quickly and with little warning.
Proximity to US/Canada allows him to use restricted units.
Easy for him to supply.

Hawaii. Pros:
Denys him and provides me with a major repair base near his home.
Forces a long roundabout route to Oz.
Would make the Emperor very happy
Limited carrier power to support him during the siege. Once the supplies are gone, almost impossible for him to resupply.
Cons:
Very hard to take out (months/years of bombing).
Proximity to west coast based subs.
As above, he can strike with little or no advanced warning.

Ellice/Phoenix Islands. Pros:
He has limited carrier forces to counter moves in this area.
Land air cover available from the Marshalls.
Cons:
Vulnerable to quick carrier strikes.
Deep water all over for his subs to hide in.
Difficult to keep supplied once his advance begins.
(Line Islands are out of the question at this point. He has a major base on Christmas Island and is likely using that as an advanced staging base. Frankly, thats exactly what I do as allies)

New Caledonia/Fiji/Samoa. Pros:
If all are secured, VERY hard for him to retake.
Cuts support to Oz.
Staging base for landings on New Zealand.
Cons:
No air cover for supply convoys/hard to keep supplied.
Can be struck from 3 sides.

Northeastern Oz. Pros:
Easy to supply/reinforce.
Keeps his air power further from Papua/Solomons.
Ties down Aussie units.
Supply convoys have shallow water and air cover.
Cons:
Allows his using restricted Oz units.
No ready made bases. Must be built up, which he can use after their capture.

Western Oz. Pros:
Secures the southern flank of the SRA.
Very difficult for him to retake.
Cuts Oz off from Africa.
Cons:
Very hard to supply.

Maldives. Pros:
Controls the southern Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, including supply lines to Ceylon.
Allows easy access for subs/raiders operating in the Karachi area.
Combined with carrier forces, can eliminate the RN from the Indian sub-continent.
Recon/bomber bases for raids on India.
Cons:
Very hard to supply.
Numerous enemy airfields within strike range.

Ceylon.
Pretty much same as Maldives

What to do next I wonder?

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/12/2012 7:37:11 PM   
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Bataan is out of supplies. Air strikes today met no AA fire.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/13/2012 4:27:05 AM   
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11 Apr 42. Bataan falls.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/14/2012 10:07:22 AM   
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Moresby has fallen. The Hiryu/Zuikaku escorted the 8th and 9th divs in. The light carriers have been repaired, and the Soryu/Shokaku will be done in a couple of weeks. The Akagi/Kaga is escorting the 38th div to Derby. Sumatra north of Singapore is flying the rising sun. Batavia will be the next to fall.

Forces are preparing for Operation Bear (the invasion of Alaska), Operation Gooney (invasion of Midway/outer Hawaiian Islands), Operation Dolphin (invasion of Canton), Operation Crocodile (invasion of Cape York), Operation Dingo (invasion of Perth), and Operation Tiger (invasion of Ceylon).

Now just which one of these will kick-off in a month, we will have to wait and see...

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/16/2012 3:38:19 AM   
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Batavia falls. US reports Enterprise was indeed sunk. Cut-off Chinese units continue to die in droves. I have about 12 more corps surrounded in various places awating internment in Japanese priso, err luxury hotels... 38th div lands and captures Derby on Australias northern coast, driving an Aussie bde back towards Broome. Sumatra seems to have had no reinforcement, so I will only commit the 4 regiments and 1 bde that are already in country.

1 base remains on Java. The one 2 hexes SE of Batavia. After this falls, 3 of the 4 divs on Java, plus the 32nd div from China will tackle Koepang. The 38th, 48th and 1 from Java will finish off northern Oz. This will complete Phase II.

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/18/2012 9:35:22 PM   
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Oosthaven falls to the 41st regiment. The final drive on Sumatra has begun. The last base on Java falls next turn. The slow grind of cut off Chinese units continues. Shokaku is 4 days from being repaired. The last of my damaged carriers.

Bases continue to expand on the perimeter. Flying daily sweeps from the Solomons to Luganville and meeting P-39s, P-40s, and P-400s. Organizing outer defense forces in the Marshalls, Solomons, and Paupa.

Flying sweeps out of Darwin and killing Aussie P-40s. 38th div repulsed another Aussie bde that moved into Derby. Just unloaded some base forces and supplies there this turn also. The push for Broome begins now that my air cover is in place.

He has started flying bombing missions from India over Burma. The old Tojo unit is all I have in the area (northern Burma), the remainder are training in Thailand and waiting to upgrade to Tojo IIs and Helens. 3 groups of Helens have been formed and are training in Japan.

The next major operation will begin a few days after the Shokaku rejoins the fight. Forces are already moving to their staging areas...

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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/22/2012 10:14:30 AM   
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May nears an end, and here is an update to the current situation:

First off, northern China. I had advanced on a broad front with 1st army on the right, North China army in the center, and 12th army on the left. 1st army came at Loyang from the ne while No China came at Chengchow from the sw. The goal was to encircle the enemy in these 2 cities. I sent armor out to block the hexsides from the west and north west. Chinese moved out of Chenchow before I attacked, but I drove the units out of Loyang and retreated them to the nw (I couldnt cover this escape route in time). 1st army then chewed up the units along the road as it moved to Sian.

12th army advanced on a broad front driving back Chinese units in the open in support of No. China army and turned to Nanyang. Sending units around the west side, it advanced into the city. No. China advanced from the east to join it after Loyang fell. Chinese forces stood tall here with 16 units (9 or so corps). They were completely surrounded and destroyed on the first attack.

North China advanced to join 1st army at Sian, while 12th army advanced to Ichang. Sian was defended mostly by survivors of the road munching that 1st army did on the way and a couple of rear area units he brought up. There were about 20 units total here, which didnt hold the first Japanese attack. The survivors mostly ran off towards Chunking. He left a couple of harasment corps around and has been driving them into my rear. Most of my divisions are badly in need of rest and some of them had no active squads left, the bulk being disrupted. 2 of these badly shot up divisions were released from China command, were transported to Japan for rebuilding and transfer to warmer climates.

He sent some corps DEEP into my rear (I allowed 1 to even get into Manchuria) and they are being chased down by armor and a few of the resting divisions. These forces are circled in purple on the map, and have been attacked and retreated at least once each. They are out of supply and badly shot up, so I will let my armor deal with them. They are of no threat.




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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/22/2012 10:31:15 AM   
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In southern China, most of his units east of Changsha retreated to Kukong. My 11th army moved into Changsha (where he had 20+ units) and along the river line to the south west. 13th army advanced behind his withdrawing units and finally with help of a couple of 11th army divisions coming from the north trapped him at Kukong. First attack retreated him to the ne of the city, where he was surrounded and after 2 months, finally destroyed with at least 12 corps.

23rd army advanced to Wuchow, driving those units back. Pakhoi was surrounded and destroyed. He advanced into Vietnam and captured that base which released my Viet Minh units. I sat behind the river at Hanoi, and after a few turns he withdrew.

As in the north, he sent some suicide corps into my rear (he actually captured Hong Kong!) and they were surrounded and destroyed as well.

23rd army, and 3 militia regiments from Hanoi/Haiphong are about to take Naning. The city is surrounded.




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RE: A Path to Glory - CV2 v rroberson - 10/22/2012 10:44:46 AM   
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Burma:
He did a Sir Robin in Burma. I was slow to advance in this area (mid-Jan), and after I took apart China and Malaya I think he gained some respect, and just pulled back. I have 21st army (4th, 5th, 6th guard Divs, Gd armor div plus support) and elements of the 1st and 2nd armor divs here (the remainder of the divisions arrive in a month). He has been running fighter sweeps over the northern bases and bombed about a third of the refineries in Magwe. Then for some reason he switched to fire bombing Mandalay.

I have a few Tojo units defending Rangoon. I always figured on just advancing this far and holding. The bases up north are going to be bombed, so I see no point in trying to defend them. After My supplies have caught up with me, and I have more of the air updated, I will move some air up, but for now I am content with letting him amuse himself here.

He had a lot of units at his front line bases, probably anticipating a direct assault, but they have pulled back in the past few days. I have been reconning his bases on Ceylon with Mavis and sub launched Glen searchplanes, so maybe he is shifting to defend this area?




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