The war drags on. Mid way through Jul 42 and things have pretty well settled down. He started night bombing Rangoon, but I have a group of Nicks on night CAP and they are keeping him from hitting anything.
In Alaska, the Kodiak invasion force is enroute with the 1st and 2nd divs. The 4th and 5th div are in reserve. He landed another unit, probably a regiment at both Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. No matter. They cant hold back 4 divisions. I will take Dutch Harbor on my way home from Kodiak, and squeeze Nome in there somewhere.
Central Pac has had very little action. He has about a half dozen subs around Truk still and a few in the Marshalls. I have limited fleet movements in these areas, so nothing to report. My island garrisons are all in place (save for a few tweeks here and there), and most are at or nearly fully entrenched. My Bettys are so well trained in torpedo attacks, that I switched them to naval bombing training. I doubt there will be any serious action here for a year, but in the meantime, the pilots train.
South Pac sees my build up continue on Guadalcanal, Munda, and Shortlands. He has it surrounded by subs, but I have about 50 Jakes in the area and simply run over the subs. I dont think he is moving them at all, so the DL on them is high, which means there is very slim chance they will attack anything. I have been running fast transports over them daily, and so far only 2 sub attacks (both missed).
Northern Oz he retook Daily Waters and tried pushing north of it towards Katherine. I had the 33rd and 21st divs waiting for him, and when he got close, I sent my armor units out on his flanks. He left Daily Waters empty, so I dropped a SNLF para on it and was bombing his spearheads with Sallys from Darwin. His fighters are too short ranged to provide air cover, so he wisely backed off.
NEI is mine, he has 1 unit left on Sumatra running around in the swamps that will starve soon enough.
Burma is more of the same. Continuous fighter sweeps over Mandalay and Magwe with bombers hitting here and there. He sent a probe down towards Mandalay and as soon as he got in the clear terrain, I sent armor around to start flanking him, and again he backed off. Seems he has learned his lesson. Well, except for China.
He had one of his big corps that he is trying to push into my rear attack a single AA regiment, and barely managed 15:1 odds! I let him come until he is in a position where he cant move, then I bomb him to make his movement even slower, then I surround and destroy them. His attack at Luichow was successful in that he retreated my units out, but I took Kweilin that same turn and then turned 13th army towards him. He backed off back up the road to the north, except 1 corps he left in the town (which I badly mauled) and at least 1 more that went to Nanking. That unit (or units) just took Lam Son last turn. I have had the Viet Minh for a long time now, and they are fully trained and full strength. Hanoi is a level 5 fort and behind a river. If he tries it, it wont be pretty for him...
I have converted about half my army air to Tojos, and I have 11 squadrons equipped with Helens now. And I just convertted my first 18 plane Emily unit.
Ground combat at 85,46 (near Nanyang)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 7226 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 248
Defending force 558 troops, 24 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Allied adjusted assault: 46
Japanese adjusted defense: 3
Allied assault odds: 15 to 1
Defender: op mode(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)
Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (5 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
56th Chinese Corps
22nd AA Regiment
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