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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/28/2013 3:00:54 PM   
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With your excellent position in CENTPAC I would try and exploit that. And why bother with Caledonia at all? If he still has a lot troops there just leave them be. If not use a RGT or something and not waste a whole division?

With 4 divisions available you could outflank the whole Caledonia/Solomons and land either further up the chain or simply bypass the whole lot? Or prep them for a quick jump into the DEI once Northern OZ is secured.


Right now, I have very few places that I can use most of my fighters (range 6 or less even with drop tanks). IMO, I cannot rely just on those few fighters with greater range. I have Esperance in western Australia and the NE corner of Australia (Portland Roads & Coen). That's it for bases I can get into a knife fight with using my fighters. Going into the greater Luganville area and then start the climb up the Solomons is where I'm going.

As you know, the Allies start to get a stronger CV fleet in the second half of '43, but I need to keep all of it (CV, CVL, CVE) together as a floating "Death Star" (using my Star Wars movie reference) until the clash of CVs actually happens. I still haven't gotten all my Wildcats off my carriers and gotten those dreaded Hellcats on them.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/28/2013 3:23:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ny59giants
Right now, I have very few places that I can use most of my fighters (range 6 or less even with drop tanks). IMO, I cannot rely just on those few fighters with greater range. I have Esperance in western Australia and the NE corner of Australia (Portland Roads & Coen). That's it for bases I can get into a knife fight with using my fighters. Going into the greater Luganville area and then start the climb up the Solomons is where I'm going.

As you know, the Allies start to get a stronger CV fleet in the second half of '43, but I need to keep all of it (CV, CVL, CVE) together as a floating "Death Star" (using my Star Wars movie reference) until the clash of CVs actually happens. I still haven't gotten all my Wildcats off my carriers and gotten those dreaded Hellcats on them.


Well, Horn Island --> Terapo is just 6 hexes. Same as Ndeni --> Kirakira. Doing the first one saves you about 6-12 months of time.

I think doing the Solomons route as the Allies is a good idea in 42 as its relatively risk free and can be done without CVs. If he manages to fight a good delaying action it might take you a very long time to slowly crawl up the chain. With 4 divisions you will have to do a minimum of two prepps. Thats 200 days alone. Worst case scenario you might not get to Truk until mid 44.

Personally I would bypass it. For the allies it holds no value and serves no purpose in 43. At least that is my opinion. If you were playing the Japanese. Wouldn´t you love having the allies slowly crawling up the Solomons in 43?

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/28/2013 3:52:28 PM   
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Horn Island was built up quickly as I drove from the southern part of Australia. Remember, I lost all Australia above the 'trigger line' and when I took the bases back, I had to do what most Allied player have done long ago, expand some of those bases. Places like Cooktown, Coen, and Portland Roads were like Dec 7th '41. These three bases are close to max now after a few months of conquest and moving in large amounts of engineers. I kept resetting my prep for some troops as Nick ran up the east coast too fast for me to give battle. I then had to assign the 2nd Marine Division to Horn Island (along with 4th Aussie Div). Both these divisions are now headed for Melbourne to help with the Kalgoorlie battle (not changing their prep). I have multiple Aussie divisions at Port Augusta ready to take the RR to western Australia and prepped for Perth. Kalgoorlie is priority #1.

Meanwhile, as soon as my CVs escort the reinforcement convoys bound for Esperance, they will head for NZ and beyond. I hope to invade the greater Luganville area around mid to late June. Screenshot shows lots of dot bases here. I hope to take a look at what my para and raider units are prepped for next turn and use them for quick grabs.




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/28/2013 5:22:31 PM   
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Yeah, Kalgoorlie is really important. Its the key to Western OZ imo! If you think Caledonia is worth the time go for it. If he has abandoned the whole place it should be quick work. Try not to get bogged down!

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/29/2013 1:32:39 PM   
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AA units - looking at what is happening in western Australia after the morning's turn, I see one big omission to my planning. Not enough AA units. Looking around the map I find 4 AA units in "eastern" Aleutians, 5 at Pearl, 2 at Christmas Island, 2 at Pago Pago. Places that are highly unlikely to be attacked in the near future. Note to self and a warning to other Allied players, don't overlook where you are keeping all these units.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/29/2013 1:36:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ny59giants

AA units - looking at what is happening in western Australia after the morning's turn, I see one big omission to my planning. Not enough AA units. Looking around the map I find 4 AA units in "eastern" Aleutians, 5 at Pearl, 2 at Christmas Island, 2 at Pago Pago. Places that are highly unlikely to be attacked in the near future. Note to self and a warning to other Allied players, don't overlook where you are keeping all these units.


I have problems with this in my DBB game too. You are so used not bothering with AA in stock its hard to start paying attention to it!

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/30/2013 3:49:13 PM   
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June 1, 2, 3:
Battle for Kalgoorlie continues.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
I-27 is hit once about 4 hexes west of Ceduna.
Hoe gets a TT hit on an xAK off the NE corner of Formosa. My first patrol is this part of the Japanese Empire.
O21 gets a hit on an xAK off the NW coast of Malaya.

CVs:
Mine are mostly at Melbourne repairing.
Japan's have some at Geraldton.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 83 Tojos sweep or escort with 30 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Chinese Corp to the east of this base is attacked by 36 Oscars with 19 Helens.

China:
Sian -

Lanchow - Up to 25 Oscars with around 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops daily. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions. Almost daily ground bb attacks.

Australia:
Kalgoorlie -
1st - 7 Zero, 12 George escort in 32 Helens to attack my stack of troops one hex to SW without success. A second wave with 19 Oscars and 17 Helens go for my Marines. 4 George & 6 Zero are on LRCAP as 20 F6F escort in 12 PV-1. Losses are 2:6 with me losing 4 F6F out of the 6.
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Ground combat at 54,147 (near Kalgoorlie) (3 hexes due west)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15000 troops, 110 guns, 54 vehicles, Assault Value = 501

Defending force 246 troops, 6 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 440

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 440 to 1


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

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 98 (98 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
2nd Guards Division
9th Base Force
48th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
192nd Tank Battalion


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Ground combat at 56,148 (near Kalgoorlie) (1 hex SW)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14764 troops, 289 guns, 319 vehicles, Assault Value = 963

Defending force 5490 troops, 110 guns, 366 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Allied adjusted assault: 395

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
1286 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 80 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (20 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 101 (101 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
181st Field Artillery Battalion
70th Coast AA Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
Guards Tank Division

The Guards Tank Division will need some time to recover from its failed shock attack and now the Allied deliberate attack against it.

2nd - My lone NZ tank unit two hexes to SW is attacked by three waves of 72 Helens with 32 Oscars. Half the unit is disabled.
3rd - 16 and then 38 Corsairs sweep the empty skies over the base. I'm getting periodical coordinated sweeps with more than one air group involved. Meanwhile, 32 Oscars escort 64 Helens to hit my Marine Division. I had placed the whole stack into "Move Mode" and the casualties were 327 with disruption over 70. Lesson learned. 36 PB4Y-1 & 48 B-24s hit the AF from Ceduna (AF9). Thankfully, the radio was not destroyed in the attacks yesterday on the NZ tank unit and they were able to contact HQ. Today, 3 F6F & 9 P-40Ks feast on 30 unescorted Nells. The combat report shows 11 Nells destroyed, but the Air Losses show it was actually 20.

Horn Island -
1st - 8 PT Boats vs 12 barges, 2 E, AMc do nothing. 36 P-38s find 10 Nicks on CAP. They only destroy one.
2nd - 34 B-24s & 24 B-17s hit the AF without opposition.
3rd - same as the 3rd.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:


Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Portland Roads AF7; Mornington AF2; Cooktown P5; Amchitka P3;

Recon/Intel:
Sceenshot shows forces at Albany. There are also about 80 bombers.
In the greater Kalgoorlie area, there are 32 Japanese LCUs.

Notes:
June brings the big upgrade for certain ships. Lots of transport upgrade their AA. Some AKs become AKA, radar for SC and most PT boats. Over 600 ships will be shuttling into shipyards across the map.

India/Burma - I decrease the supply request at Ledo, Dimapur, and Imphal while increasing the supply request for Katha and Wararup on the 3rd. Can I get some of the 130k supplies to move across the jungle??

Albany - I have an Inf Rgt, Cmbt Eng, and 3 tank approaching the base. Plans are to attack it heavily from the sea. The first group of transports have loaded at Melbourne and moved off to the west. The rest with CVs and significant surface forces. Once the transports unload at Esperance, carrier air, LBA, and SC TF will hit the base hard. The troops should be at the base very soon. In hindsight, I should have targeted this base for invasion and capture the same time as I landed at Esperance. The learning in AE never ends.




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 4/30/2013 5:02:08 PM   
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all the best for the capture of Kalgoorlie - although the situation doesn't seem to be very favourable atm...

always a great read!

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/2/2013 12:04:05 PM   
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June 4, 5, 6:
Battle for western Australia continues.
Did I mention how much I LOVE my Corsairs?!?
The saga of SS Sargo is worth reading.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
Another midget sub sunk at Horn Island.
Saury is hit trying to penetrate the harbor at Geraldton.
RO-64 is sunk with two DC hit SE of Horn Island.
I-5 is hit twice west of Adelaide.
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ASW attack near Geraldton at 49,141

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
CL Jintsu
DD Tatsuyuke
DD Yudachi
DD Arare
DD Suresushio
DD Uruyuke

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, hits 7 (Two of them are direct hits.)

quote:

Submarine attack near Geraldton at 49,141

Japanese Ships
PB Seikyo Maru
xAK Dakar Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Maebasi Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Mikasa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Rakuto Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, hits 4, heavy damage

SS Sargo is sighted by escort
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
SS Sargo forced to surface!
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mikasa Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mikasa Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mikasa Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mikasa Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
PB Seikyo Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Dakar Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
PB Seikyo Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Maebasi Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Rakuto Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
She put up a good fight once forced to surface!! It was fun to watch the replay as she kept shooting will taking hits.

quote:

Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 98,81

Japanese Ships
CV Shinano
DD Mutsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS Gato
I was surprised to see her completed this soon.

I-5 is sunk by escorts of the warships headed for Esperance south of Ceduna.

CVs:
Mine are headed for Esperance with 3 Transport TFs with reinforcements.
Mini-KB is at Geraldton. KBs location is unknown.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 84 Tojos sweep or escort with 30 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Chinese Corp and /or Indian Division to the east of this base is attacked by 36 Oscars with 23 Helens.

China:
Sian -

Lanchow - Up to 25 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops daily. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions. Almost daily ground bb attacks.
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Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 31499 troops, 364 guns, 834 vehicles, Assault Value = 1280

Defending force 47955 troops, 312 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1124

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank Division
5th Guards Division
North China Area Army
15th AA Regiment

Defending units:
99th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
71st Chinese Corps
34th Separate Brigade
3rd Chinese Corps
12th Construction Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
19th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
1st War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
8th War Area
21st Chinese Base Force


Australia:
Kalgoorlie -
4th - Corsairs rule!!
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Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 32
N1K1-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 31

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

6 more Corsairs face off against 53 of these fighters and comes out ahead 3:1. 48 B-24s & 36 PB4Y-1s push past the 45 fighters left on CAP to hit the AF. 12 more Corsairs sweep the now empty skies.
5th - 24 Corsairs & 45 P-47s now find the skies empty. 57 PV-1s hit the AF as the 4e bombers are rested.
6th - Corsairs and P-47s still find the skies empty as they sweep. 57 PV-1s hit the AF.

Horn Island -
4th - 9 P-40s escort in 63 B-25s to hit the AF. This is followed by 35 B-24s. The 22 P-38s were late risers this morning as they come in AFTER the bombers. 2 NW of base find barges with 25(1) Zero on LRCAP as 18(3) with 7 SBDs sink 3 barges and an "E". A second group of 15(5) SBDs go after the SC and sink 2 of them.
5th - 2 DDs are targeted by 9 Judy with 7 tojo and 4 Nicks as escort. Only 4 hellcats make it over as LRCAP. I lose 2 to his 1 Judy, but my nimble DDs are not hit. 63 B-25s hit the AF.
6th - 8 PT boats take on 6 PB at night and sink a PB. 47 B-25s hit the AF.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Merauke - 22 P-38s sweep the skies on 5th, but find 38 A6M5 Zeros on CAP. No P-38s are lost, but 4 Zeros are shot down.
quote:

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet
24 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet
Another example of me getting these occasional coordinated sweeps from multiple air groups.

The skies are clear on the 6th as the P-38s return.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Savusavu F6; Esperance F4;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
My transports approach Esperance with this player worried that I will get more ships damaged and/or sunk just to bring in two more divisions, 3 tank, inf rgt, and more support troops.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/2/2013 3:53:06 PM   
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June 7, 8:
Battle around Esperance begins again.
9th will be separate posting as it is long with first CV vs CV battle.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
S-35 become a minesweeper once at Perth.
I-166 is 8 east of Esperance and hits CVE Chenango with 1 TT [14-39(32)-2]
S-37 is sunk at Geraldton.
Cisco is hit once off northern Hokkaido.
I-1 sink DD Sims with 1 TT hit 4 ESE of Esperance.

CVs:
Mine are headed for Esperance with 3 Transport TFs with reinforcements.
Mini-KB is at 45, 149 (5 SW of Perth) - 183F, 109B, 36 Aux on 8th. KBs location is unknown.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 84 Tojos sweep or escort with 51 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Chinese Corp and /or Indian Division to the east of this base is attacked by 36 Oscars with 23 Helens.

China:
Lanchow - Up to 25 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops daily. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions. Almost daily ground bb attacks.

Australia:
Kalgoorlie -
8th - 24(3) George are on CAP vs 15(1) P-47s sweeping. Another George is lost when 15 P-47s sweep in.

Albany -
7th - 43 Corsairs sweep the empty skies. 40 Judy & 12 Helens attack the troops one hex NE of the base.
8th - 145 Wildcats/Hellcats with 131 SBDs & 99 TBFs hit the AF. The results are poor (need more training in Gnd). A Special BF and Inf Rgt are identified. 30 PV-1 attack the Special BF.

Cooktown -
7th - Two groups (23 & 13) of Helens come in at 1000' to attempt to hit my 3 DDs. They are able to avoid.

Esperance -
8th - 35(1) Tojo sweep vs 10(1) P-40 & 7(2) Spitfires on CAP.
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Esperance at 56,154 (1 SW)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 35
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 62
F6F-3 Hellcat x 85

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 4 destroyed, 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 1 [22-4-1-0]
CL Perth
BB Idaho

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Only 4 Helens make it through, but one does get the hit.
All damage is minor and repairable pier side.

18(5) Nell without escort don't get through CAP. This is followed by 14(5) Helens.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Luganville -
7th - A total of 60 B-24s & 36 B-17s hit the AF. While mouseover shows fighters there, none are on CAP.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Funafuti AF2; Alice Springs F6; Ceduna P4; Esperance AF7;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
Air Losses on 8th were 19 Allied vs 94 Japan.

Two SC TF are 4 NW of Albany which will be 9 hexes to Esperance. I expect a Full Speed run in to hit the shipping there and/or at my CVs.




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/2/2013 8:46:03 PM   
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Captain and crew of the SS Sargo deserve medals!

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/3/2013 12:15:50 PM   
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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/3/2013 1:42:06 PM   
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That is a lot of Kates down in one day. Almost 50% of the total lost to date before the battle. A lot of pilots gone too.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/3/2013 2:10:00 PM   
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Playing Japan in another game and the issues is pilots, not airframes. He lost lots of quality pilots. My losses were spread out.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 11:36:17 AM   
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Instead of this division sitting on the West Coast until early '45, can I get her shipped to western Australia??




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 1:17:36 PM   
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That is PP cost and allocation of PP question. I find I am using a lot of PP to get the Burma Camp going but I am still in April 42 (and I have the house rule to pay the PP cost across borders). If your floating in PP's, why not. Otherwise, I look at PP as the most important strategic decision I need to make. What area of operations needs reinforcements and then assigning them the assets by paying the PP cost.

Is Aus the main focus, or Cen Pac or Nor Pac or Burma and what PP's do you need to get the reinforcements there and under the unrestricted commands.

Just my two cents to take a look at the big picture.

On the other hand, that is one nice division to get into the battle.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 1:35:05 PM   
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PP usage in early '42 is always a tough decision. So many needs, so few points. I could use about 5000 now. Don't overlook the need to spend them on your fighter air groups that you will have throughout the war. Some bomber groups get them, but my fighters come first.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 3:07:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Instead of this division sitting on the West Coast until early '45, can I get her shipped to western Australia??





That unit is perm restricted isn't it? Is this just a "wish list"?

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 6:24:09 PM   
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quote:

That unit is perm restricted isn't it? Is this just a "wish list"?


Yes it is! The Allies have to face multiple Japanese tank divisions, so I would like to have just one to play with.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 6:30:19 PM   
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In ref to the AA unit situation from a couple posts back - have you pulled the two NZ units over to use? Someone mentioned them in another thread and they seemed pretty competent..

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 7:07:45 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

quote:

That unit is perm restricted isn't it? Is this just a "wish list"?


Yes it is! The Allies have to face multiple Japanese tank divisions, so I would like to have just one to play with.


don't the ALlies get one very late... I believe to have seen one coming up either late 44 or early 45... (I know - WAYYY TOO LATE :D)

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 9:42:53 PM   
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quote:

In ref to the AA unit situation from a couple posts back - have you pulled the two NZ units over to use? Someone mentioned them in another thread and they seemed pretty competent..


I have one of the big NZ AA Bde over at Esperance. She came with the last reinforcement convoy.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/4/2013 10:43:11 PM   
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June 10, 11, 12:
The wounded leave the battlefield (or ocean).
We find out who is at Kalgoorlie.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
Blackfish is hit once by escort of Mini-KB on its way back to Perth.
S-36 gets the draw on I-11 off Albany and sinks her with TT hit.

CVs:
Mine are off Esperance.
Mini-KB is back at Perth.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 84 Tojos sweep or escort with 56 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Chinese Corp and /or Indian Division to the east of this base is attacked by 27 Helens.

China:
Lanchow - Up to 40 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops daily. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions.
quote:

Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34) (10th)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33107 troops, 465 guns, 905 vehicles, Assault Value = 3489

Defending force 46155 troops, 300 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1012

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 2542

Allied adjusted defense: 587

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 4)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 4


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

Japanese ground losses:
2438 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 40 (21 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (22 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1306 casualties reported
Squads: 82 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
110th Division
3rd Division
34th Division
15th Division
27th Division
2nd Tank Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Co
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Division
5th Guards Division
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
North China Area Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th AA Regiment

Defending units:
34th Separate Brigade
100th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
99th Chinese Corps
12th Construction Regiment
1st War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
8th War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment
19th Chinese Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
21st Chinese Base Force

A large stack moves in with overstacking penalties coming soon, I hope.


Australia:
Horn Island -
10th - 23 P-38s sweeps before the bombers. 30 SBDs sink a CM and "E." 65 B-25s hit the AF.
11th - 22 P-38s sweep, then 50 P-40s escort in 49 B-25s to hit the AF.
12th - similar to 11th at AF. But, on the waters around the base we have 25 P-40s escort in 4 B-25s (coming in at 100' naval attack) to sink an AMc. Another 4 B-25s come in too fast for the 15 Tojo on LRCAP to get too before they get a bomb hit on an xAK. 16 Hellcats straf 2 barges.

Kalgoorlie -
10th - 40 P-47s sweep the empty skies. 36 PB4Y & 48 B-24s hit the AF.
quote:

Ground combat at Kalgoorlie (56,147)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41478 troops, 412 guns, 267 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374

Defending force 29702 troops, 580 guns, 458 vehicles, Assault Value = 862


Japanese ground losses:
319 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (16 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
5th Division
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
18th Division
25th JNAF AF Unit
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
48th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th Army
8th JAAF AF Bn
14th JAAF AF Bn
21st Ind.AA Gun Co
85th JAAF AF Bn
40th Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
106th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
2/6th Armoured Regiment
6th Australian Division
32nd Infantry Division
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
70th Coast AA Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
168th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment
Defenders are three divisions, 6 BFs, 14th Army HQ, 4 FA, 3 AA, 2 Ind Eng, but NO tanks!

11th - 15 P-47s sweep. 36 PB4Y & 47 B-24s hit the AF. & Zeros, 5 Oscars, and 53 Helens hit the two tank rgt to SE of base (rail line from Port Augusta) = 4 vehicles destroyed, 43 disabled. His troops conduct an ground bb attack.
12th - 15 P-47s sweep followed 36 PB4Y to hit AF. Another ground bb attack from Nick.

Albany -
11th - 59 Hellcats with 33 SBDs hit the AF followed by 16 TBFs attacking the infantry rgt.
12th - 19 P-40s escort in 33 SBD, then 16 TBFs, and finally 48 PV-1.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Luganville - 10th - 36 B-17s & 36 B-24s hit the AF.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Canton Is - F6; Myitkyina - AF6; Ceduna F3; Mornington Is - AF3; Coen AF8; Bella Bella AF4;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
Kalgoorlie will not fall easily. Plans are to gain control of hexsides if Nick chooses to stay. Troops are marching up from Esperance except for three Aussie tank have just upgraded (light tanks replaced by 18 M3 Lee/Grant).

Albany has my troops arriving soon (inf rgt, cmbt eng, 3 tank). Follow up from Esperance will be lead by 2nd Marine Division. I expect something for either sea (Fast Transport) or marching down the road from Perth while I have to go over trails.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 3:46:12 AM   
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June 13, 14, 15:
Surprise visitors at Horn Island.
First attack at Albany.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs: No hits, no runs, no errors this inning.

CVs:
Mine are headed back to Melbourne.
Mini-KB is back at Perth.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 84 Tojos sweep or escort with 56 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Chinese Corp and/or Indian Division to the east or two hexes east of this base is attacked by 27 Helens.

China:
Lanchow - Up to 40 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops daily. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions.

Australia:
Horn Island -
13th - 22 P-38s sweep. 46 B-25s continue to hit the AF. 29 SBDs with escort of P-40 are able to sink 2 PBs & 2 xAKs.
quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 13 Barge busters!!

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
LB-110, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LB-112, Shell hits 8, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-111, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-107, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-105, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-106, Shell hits 9, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-103, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-108, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LB-109, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Beaufighter Ic bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

14th - I wonder why there is so much LRCAP/CAP over the base today.
quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 15
N1K1-J George x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 76
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 18
P-40K Warhawk x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 9 destroyed

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 9
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 44
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
286 Ku S-1 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
13th Sentai Det with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Zeros from 3 Unryu Class CV are involved!!

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 2
AK Seattle Maru
BB Yamato
Now it is becoming clear why the large CAP/LRCAP is present for most of the day.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 1
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
Nice to get the hits, but somebody had left his Beauforts on training NavT.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
APD Yakaze
AK Amagisan Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Seattle Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AK Azuma Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
Nick replies in the next turn that he brought the BB there because of an important reinforcement TF and they would not be hurt by 1000 lb bombs. Was this it??

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 15
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 13
P-40K Warhawk x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 4 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
SC CHa-33
BB Mutsu
The afternoon doesn't start that well.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 9
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
AK Canberra Maru
DD Asashio
AK Tacoma Maru
DD Natsugumo
More confirmation this was a big resupply effort or to bring in tanks.


Kalgoorlie -
13th - 15 P-47s sweep. 33 PB4Ys hit the AF.
14th - 15 P-47s sweep & then 25 PB4Ys hit the AF. 21 Zeros escort in 25 Helens to hit 1st Marine Div (1 SW of base).
15th - The P-47s come in after the 33 PB4Ys.

Albany -
13th - The attack below is one hex to NW of base. This attack is followed by another 27 Helens.
quote:

Morning Air attack on 50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment, at 51,152 , near Albany

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 2
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 16
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 20
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 37

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

25 P-40s escort in 33 SBDs to hit the AF while 16 TBFs & 36 PV-1s hit the troops.
14th - 20 P-40s escort in 32 SBDs to hit AF while the 16 TBFs & 35 PV-1s hit the troops again.
quote:

Ground combat at Albany (51,153)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3461 troops, 48 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 340

Defending force 9019 troops, 90 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

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

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
1st USMC Tank Battalion
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Defending units:
9th Infantry Regiment
31st Fld AA Gun Co
21st Special Base Force
21th JNAF AF Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

I hope this is a good sign.

15th - The 24 SBDs, 13 TBFs, & 25 PV-2s don't inflict much as they battle through severe storms.
quote:

Ground combat at Albany (51,153)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6549 troops, 59 guns, 366 vehicles, Assault Value = 339

Defending force 9044 troops, 90 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Allied adjusted assault: 224

Japanese adjusted defense: 124

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3


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

Japanese ground losses:
1259 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 17 (7 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
1st USMC Tank Battalion
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Defending units:
9th Infantry Regiment
21th JNAF AF Unit
31st Fld AA Gun Co
21st Special Base Force
23rd JAAF AF Bn



Darwin - 6 B-24s hit the port at night, but hit nothing on 13th.

Esperance -
15th - Nick tries to take advantage of the moonlight. A total of 5 Nell, 6 Betty, 23 Helens don't hit anything.

Portland Roads - 57 Helens visit at night (15th), very light damage to AF.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Merauke -
14th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 22

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 3 destroyed
As usual, the first wave takes the most losses.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 16

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
The second wave does much better, especially against the out classed Nicks.

9 more P-38s sweep, but neither side shoots anybody down.
quote:

Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses
Have the numbers edge usually helps.


Luganville - I visit the AF on the 15th with 24 B-24s in the first wave and find 15 Nicks on CAP. 36 more come in. We each lose one.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Koggala F4; Viza F5; Cairns F4; Majuro P3; Portland Roads AF8;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
CA Salt Lake City sinks while still part of CV Enterprise TF.

Air Losses for 14th were 116 Allies vs 80 Japan.

Most of fleet is back at Melbourne and being repaired. CV Lexington will take 24 days.

Screenshot - It looks like armor/tanks of some sort is leaving Perth for Albany while I have the 2nd Marines just to the NW of Esperance. At Kalgoorlie, you can see that the Allies have control of three hexsides. In the SW corner is the crippled CV Enterprise TF.




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 4:49:23 AM   
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I know it's rather late, but one fairly effective ways to save pp you might be tempted to spend early in the war is squadron leaders. The random stats on your recruits can be up to 59 air skill (both fighter and bomber, naturally), which is decent enough for any but your crack units at that point, imo, and can be obtained for free with enough patience (at least for the nearly infinite us pilot pool). You can also cheese a lower leadership/higher air skill pilot for your restricted training groups so they can build skills faster before they hit the 50ish xp slowdown in skill training. Personally, in the early war, I aim for 70 a2a skill pilots as fast as possible, whatever their xp, and try to transfer them to cap groups in theoretical range of the Japanese but unlikely to see combat against fighters before they can train a bit to build regular xp up to get my pilots competent as early as possible. I think you could probably make it work with the aussies and brits too, though the other pools are probably too thin to rely on the rng.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 11:00:25 AM   
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quote:

I know it's rather late, but one fairly effective ways to save pp you might be tempted to spend early in the war is squadron leaders. The random stats on your recruits can be up to 59 air skill (both fighter and bomber, naturally), which is decent enough for any but your crack units at that point, imo, and can be obtained for free with enough patience (at least for the nearly infinite us pilot pool). You can also cheese a lower leadership/higher air skill pilot for your restricted training groups so they can build skills faster before they hit the 50ish xp slowdown in skill training. Personally, in the early war, I aim for 70 a2a skill pilots as fast as possible, whatever their xp, and try to transfer them to cap groups in theoretical range of the Japanese but unlikely to see combat against fighters before they can train a bit to build regular xp up to get my pilots competent as early as possible. I think you could probably make it work with the aussies and brits too, though the other pools are probably too thin to rely on the rng.


Thanks for the comment. I tend to train my fighter pilots up in Air skills until it is at least 65 before switching over to Straf at 100' in Sweep mode at 100% training. You want your Defend skill up so your pilots and more importantly the airframe has a better chance of survival. My American Army fighter pool is about 700 right now with some of them steadily going back into USA restricted air groups to finish getting their training. You disband so many air groups in the first 9 months that you have too many pilots to use and most of them require training.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 12:46:31 PM   
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June 16, 17, 18:
CV enterprise is finally sunk.
Albany sees a big push by Japanese air.
Lanchow finally falls.
Fletcher DDs in daylight are not to be messed with.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
The final sinking of CV Enterprise begins with sinking one of four DMS that is in an ASW TF within the same hex of Enterprise (5 east of Esperance) by I-157. She in turn get hit once by DCs on 16th.
On 17th, I-1 is hit one hex to east of Enterprise as I have an ASW group trying to clear a path. I-27 is hit 4 time by my ASW TF in hex with Enterprise and sunk. Then....
quote:

Sub attack near Esperance at 61,153

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 26, heavy damage SUNK

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage SUNK
CLAA San Juan
DMS Long
DMS Perry
APD Kennison
DD Hughes
DD Stanly
DE Express

SS I-10 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
I-10 bottoming out ....
DD Hughes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stanly fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Express attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

Salmon gets a TT hit on an xAK south of Denpasar.

CVs:
Mine are at Melbourne.
Mini-KB is back at Perth.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 82 Tojos sweep or escort with 60 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Indian Division two hexes to the east east of this base are attacked by 27 Helens daily.

China:
Lanchow - Up to 40 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops on 16th. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions.
quote:

Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 75742 troops, 676 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 2250

Defending force 42696 troops, 293 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 823

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 4985

Allied adjusted defense: 275

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lanchow !!!


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

Japanese ground losses:
3024 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 191 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 68 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
18827 casualties reported
Squads: 649 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1330 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 77 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 239 (231 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 11


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
15th Division
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
27th Division
15th Tank Regiment
34th Division
3rd Division
110th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Co
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
North China Area Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th AA Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
56th AT Gun Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
12th Construction Regiment
19th Chinese Base Force
8th War Area
1st War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
34th Separate Brigade
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
21st Chinese Base Force
After weeks of relentless air attacks by over 100 bombers daily, my troops were in poor shape. The question now will be, "will Nick head south into the mountains?"


Sian -
17th - With the fall of Lanchow, Nick's bomber now come here. 21 Oscars (strafing) and 68 Helens.

Urumchi - On 17th
quote:

Ground combat at Urumchi (79,11)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1686 troops, 20 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Defending force 2234 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 47

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
4th Cavalry Brigade

Defending units:
259th Brigade


Australia:
Horn Island -
16th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 36
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TK Moji Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PB Choko Maru #5, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
I don't understand why he brought a TK this close to the front lines.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
15 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *


I continue to get coordinated strikes from my 3 P-38 groups in NE Australia.

17th - It happens again!!
quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 25
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 71

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
10 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
9 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

18th -
quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Aulick
DD Conway, Shell hits 1
DD DeHaven, Shell hits 1
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD O'Bannon

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards

Although outnumbered 2:1, the Japanese DDs are able to hold their own.

5 Helens attack the DDs at night.
quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Aulick
DD Conway, Shell hits 1
DD DeHaven
DD Jenkins
DD O'Bannon
I've read other AARs about how good the Fletchers are, but damn!!


Kalgoorlie -
16th - 46 B-24s hit the AF.
17th - The 1st Marine is the target as she is 1 SW of base moving to the NW. Only 4 Hellcats make it as LRCAP despite the airgroup having a setting of 60% LRCAP from Esperance. 6 Zero, 9 Rufe escort in 35 Judy. 6 are shot down by flak as I have an American AA unit with this stack. More follow - 12 Judys, 9 Kates, 75 Helens. It will slow down my Marines for a few days as they recover. The AF is attacked by 45 B-24s. The 15 P-47s sweep afterwards.

Albany -
16th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 47
D4Y1 Judy x 32
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 126

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Almost 200 fighters here. Numbers I cannot match.

quote:

Morning Air attack on 50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 57
B5N2 Kate x 9
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 82

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

quote:

Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 36
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

quote:

Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 66
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
This tank unit now has over 90 disruption with half the devices disabled.

quote:

Ground combat at Albany (51,153)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6202 troops, 59 guns, 362 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

Defending force 8817 troops, 105 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Allied adjusted assault: 62

Japanese adjusted defense: 199

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 3)


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

Japanese ground losses:
659 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Defending units:
9th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
31st Fld AA Gun Co
21st Special Base Force
21th JNAF AF Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

The air attacks did enough to change the picture here for the next few days. Need to rest my troops and recover disruption and disabled squads. I don't think Nick will allow me.

17th - With the sinking of Enterprise, my Corsairs decide on their own to go with the bombers to Albany. 20(4) of them escort in 27 SBDs vs CAP/LRCAP of 18(2) George and 10(1) Zero. Another strike comes in with 3(1) Corsairs & 13(2) TBFs to find a reduced CAP of 2 Zero & 6 George. 27 PV-1s come in without suffering any losses.
18th - They come again as I stood down my fighters for one day. 30 Zeros, 8 Rufe, 4 George with 31 Judy, Follow up are 9 Kates and a total of 74 Helens. My mistake was again in the area of AA units. None are with this stack, but 2 are on their way.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Merauke - Intel shows 56th Division moving in.
18th - 23 B-24s attack the port at night and don't even hit a peer, let alone a ship.

Luganville -
16th - 27 B-17s vs 5 Nicks on CAP.
17th - 3 Zero & 24 Nick are on CAP as 35(2) B-17s hit the AF.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Shemya P2; Diamond Harbor P4; Attu F5; Delhi F6; Johnson Island F6; Dunedin AF9;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
Air Losses for 17th were 34 Allied vs 81 Japan. I usually post air losses only on days with significant losses.

The race to reinforce Albany will be won by the Guards Tank Division. He has it broken down into A, B, C on the road. I hope it is still not fully recovered from its battle around Kalgoorlie. Next turn I've ordered my bombers to hit it from 3000' At least I control the hexsides here.


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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 12:50:38 PM   
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June 16, 17, 18:
CV enterprise is finally sunk.
Albany sees a big push by Japanese air.
Lanchow finally falls.
Fletcher DDs in daylight are not to be messed with.

Key: TT = Torpedo; bb = ground bombardment; c = casualties; b = base hits; s = supply hits; r = runway hits; p = port hits; f = fuel hits; AV = Assault Value; DC = Depth Charged; (*) = destroyed aircraft; If odds are underlined, they are the Allies; BG = Bomber Group of 48 planes (4 x 12 bomber squadrons); group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
The final sinking of CV Enterprise begins with sinking one of four DMS that is in an ASW TF within the same hex of Enterprise (5 east of Esperance) by I-157. She in turn get hit once by DCs on 16th.
On 17th, I-1 is hit one hex to east of Enterprise as I have an ASW group trying to clear a path. I-27 is hit 4 time by my ASW TF in hex with Enterprise and sunk. Then....
quote:

Sub attack near Esperance at 61,153

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 26, heavy damage SUNK

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage SUNK
CLAA San Juan
DMS Long
DMS Perry
APD Kennison
DD Hughes
DD Stanly
DE Express

SS I-10 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Enterprise
I-10 bottoming out ....
DD Hughes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stanly fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Express attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

Salmon gets a TT hit on an xAK south of Denpasar.

CVs:
Mine are at Melbourne.
Mini-KB is back at Perth.

India/Burma:
Shwebo area (base and 1 hex to west) - Up to 82 Tojos sweep or escort with 60 Oscars followed by over 100 Helens hit the AF and troops daily.

Taung Gyi - My Indian Division two hexes to the east of this base are attacked by 27 Helens.

China:
Lanchow - Up to 40 Oscars with up to 130 Sally/Helen attack AF along with the troops on 16th. The Oscars are now assigned strafing missions.
quote:

Ground combat at Lanchow (81,34)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 75742 troops, 676 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 2250

Defending force 42696 troops, 293 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 823

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 4985

Allied adjusted defense: 275

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lanchow !!!


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

Japanese ground losses:
3024 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 191 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 68 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
18827 casualties reported
Squads: 649 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1330 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 77 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 239 (231 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 11


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
15th Division
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
27th Division
15th Tank Regiment
34th Division
3rd Division
110th Division
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Co
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
North China Area Army
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th AA Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
9th Separate Brigade
56th AT Gun Regiment
10th Construction Regiment
12th Construction Regiment
19th Chinese Base Force
8th War Area
1st War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
34th Separate Brigade
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
21st Chinese Base Force
After weeks of relentless air attacks by over 100 bombers daily, my troops were in poor shape. The question now will be, "will Nick head south into the mountains?"


Sian -
17th - With the fall of Lanchow, Nick's bomber now come here. 21 Oscars (strafing) and 68 Helens.
18th - My CAP trap fails as he doesn't send bombers in today. I send mine back as he might send in a massive fighter sweep.

Urumchi - On 17th
quote:

Ground combat at Urumchi (79,11)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1686 troops, 20 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Defending force 2234 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

Japanese adjusted assault: 54

Allied adjusted defense: 47

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
4th Cavalry Brigade

Defending units:
259th Brigade
Still trying to get that oil.


Australia:
Horn Island -
16th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 36
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TK Moji Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PB Choko Maru #5, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
I don't understand why he brought a TK this close to the front lines.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
15 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *


I continue to get coordinated strikes from my 3 P-38 groups in NE Australia.

17th - It happens again!!
quote:

Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 25
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 71

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
10 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
9 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

18th -
quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Aulick
DD Conway, Shell hits 1
DD DeHaven, Shell hits 1
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD O'Bannon

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards

Although outnumbered 2:1, the Japanese DDs are able to hold their own.

5 Helens attack the DDs at night.
quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
DD Kasumi, Shell hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Aulick
DD Conway, Shell hits 1
DD DeHaven
DD Jenkins
DD O'Bannon
I've read other AARs about how good the Fletchers are, but damn!!


Kalgoorlie -
16th - 46 B-24s hit the AF.
17th - The 1st Marine is the target as she is 1 SW of base moving to the NW. Only 4 Hellcats make it as LRCAP despite the airgroup having a setting of 60% LRCAP from Esperance. 6 Zero, 9 Rufe escort in 35 Judy. 6 are shot down by flak as I have an American AA unit with this stack. More follow - 12 Judys, 9 Kates, 75 Helens. It will slow down my Marines for a few days as they recover. The AF is attacked by 45 B-24s. The 15 P-47s sweep afterwards.

Albany -
16th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 47
D4Y1 Judy x 32
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 126

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Almost 200 fighters here. Numbers I cannot match.

quote:

Morning Air attack on 50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 57
B5N2 Kate x 9
N1K1-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 82

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 36
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

quote:

Morning Air attack on 1st USMC Tank Battalion, at 51,153 (Albany)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 66
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
This tank unit now has over 90 disruption with half the devices disabled.

quote:

Ground combat at Albany (51,153)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6202 troops, 59 guns, 362 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

Defending force 8817 troops, 105 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Allied adjusted assault: 62

Japanese adjusted defense: 199

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 3)


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

Japanese ground losses:
659 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
50th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion

Defending units:
9th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF /1
31st Fld AA Gun Co
21st Special Base Force
21th JNAF AF Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

The air attacks did enough to change the picture here for the next few days. Need to rest my troops and recover disruption and disabled squads. I don't think Nick will allow me.

17th - With the sinking of Enterprise, my Corsairs decide on their own to go with the bombers to Albany. 20(4) of them escort in 27 SBDs vs CAP/LRCAP of 18(2) George and 10(1) Zero. Another strike comes in with 3(1) Corsairs & 13(2) TBFs to find a reduced CAP of 2 Zero & 6 George. 27 PV-1s come in without suffering any losses.
18th - They come again as I stood down my fighters for one day. 30 Zeros, 8 Rufe, 4 George with 31 Judy, Follow up are 9 Kates and a total of 74 Helens. My mistake was again in the area of AA units. None are with this stack, but 2 are on their way.

South Pacific, Solomons, & New Guinea:
Merauke - Intel shows 56th Division moving in.
18th - 23 B-24s attack the port at night and don't even hit a peer, let alone a ship.

Luganville -
16th - 27 B-17s vs 5 Nicks on CAP.
17th - 3 Zero & 24 Nick are on CAP as 35(2) B-17s hit the AF.

Central Pacific:

North Pacific:

Engineering: Shemya P2; Diamond Harbor P4; Attu F5; Delhi F6; Johnson Island F6; Dunedin AF9;

Recon/Intel:

Notes:
Air Losses for 17th were 34 Allied vs 81 Japan. I usually post air losses only on days with significant losses.

The race to reinforce Albany will be won by the Guards Tank Division. He has it broken down into A, B, C on the road. I hope it is still not fully recovered from its battle around Kalgoorlie. Next turn I've ordered my bombers to hit it from 3000' At least I control the hexsides here.





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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 5/5/2013 1:34:27 PM   
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As I have CVs recovering from the last reinforcement mission to western Australia, I must push forward with operations. The long delayed greater Luganville area is next up. Seeing 3 fighter groups from 3 different Unryu Class CVs over Horn Island and a missed sub shot on CV Shinano, I must prepare to face a reinforced KB (6 original CV, 3 Unryus, Shinano) and maybe more. I count about 800 planes without Mini-KB added. What and where are mine??

Melbourne: 481 planes (not including Sara)
Wasp - 76 planes
Yorktown - 90
Hornet - 90
Lexington - 90 (needs 21 more days to finish pier side repairs)
Saratoga - 90 (needs repair shipyard to get rid of 15 major flotation)
CVL Hermes plus 4 CVEs - 135

Sydney: 62 planes
2 CVEs - 62 (they need 24 & 42 days for repairs)

Vava'u: 172 planes
Essex - 90
Victorious - 54
CVE - 28

San Fran: 113 planes
4x CVEs - 113

Without the damaged Saratoga and CVE at Sydney, I have 797 planes more or less to face KB and LBA. However, I will need to wait almost 2 months for the following forces to arrive.

Arrivals: 279 planes
CVL Independence - 33 (7 days)
CV George Washington - 90 (23 days @ Panama)
CVL Princeton - 33 (26 days @ Panama)
13 DDs - 26 days (Eastern USA & Panama)
CVL Belleau Woods - 33 (27 days @ Panama)
CV Gttysburg - 90 (36 days @ Panama)

Part of me doesn't want to wait this long, but is it the best course?? I do have 2 new divisions arriving in USA in the next few eeks to join 4th Marine plus the division already in route to SoPac.

Comments??


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The long delayed greater Luganville area is next up.


Why does it need to be done now, and not in two months?

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