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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/4/2013 12:45:05 PM   
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August 30, 31,.
Ndeni Captured.
The disaster at Esperance begins.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
S-41 at Esperance gets a TT hit on AMC. Later, a TT hit on an AK.
Skipjack hit twice off Albany by DD.

CVs:
Mine are off Ndeni, but headed east.
Almost all of Japan's are off Albany/Esperance area.

India/Burma:
55,47 (2 SE of Akyab) - important trail hex to clear
30th -
2 of 14 Tojo are destroyed vs 22 P-38s.
31st -
One group of P-38s sweep the empty skies.
quote:

Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 18406 troops, 205 guns, 535 vehicles, Assault Value = 701

Defending force 4308 troops, 32 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Allied adjusted assault: 898

Japanese adjusted defense: 67

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
1291 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 69 (69 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
50th Tank Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
17th Indian Division
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2nd Indian AA Bde

Defending units:
9th Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

This hex is now clear and the break out from Ramree will happen soon as I head south for Prome which at this time shows only ONE LCU.


Ramree Island -
One hex east -
30th -
15 Tojo sweep.
4 Tojo with 16 Helens face off against my leaky CAP of 20 Hurricanes and 11 P-40s = 3 Helens lost vs 2 of mine.
31st -
quote:

Ground combat at 55,48 (near Ramree Island)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5132 troops, 90 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Defending force 3687 troops, 17 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Allied adjusted assault: 64

Japanese adjusted defense: 103

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2


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

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
9th Armored Car Co
3rd RTA/B Division

No break out from Ramree yet, but help is on the way (all three combat commands of the 9th Aussie Div are marching from Ramree).


base -
30th -
quote:

Morning Air attack on Ramree Island , at 54,48

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 29

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 40
P-38H Lightning x 31
P-40N1 Warhawk x 45
F4U-1 Corsair x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40N1 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 30000 feet

I still have over 150 of the Hurricane IIc in my pools with the Spitfire VIII coming out in 11/43.

3 of 28 Tojo are lost in another sweep vs just one Hurricane.
12 Tojo, 61 Oscars, and 29 Helens still find a CAP of 103 fighters. I lose just one P-40 vs 22 planes.
7 of 16 Helens are shot down as they come in without escort.
31st -
42 Tojo find only 35 Hurricanes and 8 P-40s on CAP. We each lose 2 planes. I have had to pull out highly damaged groups by LST and xAKs back to Akyab or bases further north to recover. My fighters at Akyab that were on LRCAP also were resting. A calculated risk.

China:
Sining (2 NW of Lanchow) - 12 Oscars escort up to 35 Sally daily.

Sian - 9 Sonia hit AF. 10 H81s shoot down 2 on 31st.

Australia:
Horn Island -
30th - Two groups of P-38s sweep.

Esperance -
30th -
1 of 10 PT sunk vs 3 CA, 4 DD
3 E vs 10 PT = just shell hits
10 PT vs 8 PB = 6 PT & 1 PB sunk
7 of 10 PT sunk vs 2 CA, 2 CL, 6 DD
quote:

Naval bombardment of Esperance at 56,153

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 22 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
Mitchell II: 29 damaged
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 5 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 9 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 12 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
F-5A Lightning: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39N1 Airacobra: 3 damaged
P-39N1 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu
CL Naka

Allied ground losses:
372 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26

Not that bad and most are still operational.

Here they come!!!
quote:

Afternoon Air attack on Esperance , at 56,153

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 159 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes


Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
A6M5b Zero x 175
B5N2 Kate x 45
B6N2 Jill x 172
D4Y1 Judy x 128
D4Y3 Judy x 18
E13A1 Jake x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 14
P-39N1 Airacobra x 19
P-40K Warhawk x 64
F4U-1 Corsair x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 12 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 11 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 21 destroyed, 4 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 27 destroyed, 21 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39N1 Airacobra: 2 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 4 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
APA Hunter Liggett, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PT-63, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-174, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-62, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-65, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT-64, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 38
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Landings start after afternoon air phase - 5 & 6 Gds ID, 1 & 2 Tank Div, 5 Amphib Bde.
NOTE - The 90mm DP guns take their toll over the next few days. To AFB, make sure you monitor which LCUs get these devices.
31st -
Landings continue - 4 Gds ID, 37 ID, 56 ID. YIKES!!
2 of 11 PT sunk, but get 4 TT hits into an AMC which sinks quickly.
quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Esperance at 56,153

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 18 damaged
Mitchell II: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 12 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 31 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 13 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 15 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 6 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed on ground
F-5A Lightning: 2 damaged
F-5A Lightning: 2 destroyed on ground
P-39N1 Airacobra: 14 damaged
P-39N1 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
Beaufort VIII: 9 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 10 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 10 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 19 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 2 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
CL Yura
CL Isuzu

Allied ground losses:
311 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 35

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Esperance at 56,153

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 33 damaged
Mitchell II: 2 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 18 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 6 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 26 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 7 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 24 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 9 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 34 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed on ground
Beaufort VIII: 34 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 5 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 25 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed on ground
P-39N1 Airacobra: 9 damaged
P-39N1 Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 2 damaged
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
F-5A Lightning: 7 damaged
F-5A Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
Spitfire Vc Trop: 15 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 3 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 17 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 8 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CL Oi
CL Kitakami

Allied ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 31

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Esperance at 56,153

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 25 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed on ground
P-39N1 Airacobra: 2 damaged
P-39N1 Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 14 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 12 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
Spitfire Vc Trop: 7 damaged
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed on ground
Beaufort VIII: 8 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 6 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 20 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
Mitchell II: 6 damaged
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CA Maya

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

Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 19

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Esperance at 56,153

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 10 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
P-39N1 Airacobra: 3 damaged
P-39N1 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40K Warhawk: 6 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
PV-1 Ventura: 12 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 7 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
Hudson III (LR): 3 damaged
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed on ground
Beaufort VIII: 6 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 3 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
Mitchell II: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

7 of 9 PT sunk by 2 DD & 4 E during the day.
84 Nells add to the damage as the AF was closed down by the BB TF and NO fighters rise up for the Allies.
87 Kates, 40 Judy, 143 Helens follow in multiple strikes.
quote:

Ground combat at Esperance (56,153)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 39411 troops, 487 guns, 886 vehicles, Assault Value = 2751

Defending force 38768 troops, 424 guns, 482 vehicles, Assault Value = 298


Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
20th Ind Engr Rgt /1
5th Amphibious Brigade
1st Tank Division
37th Division
5th Guards Division
4th Guards Division
2nd Tank Division
6th Guards Div /4
1st Engineer Co
56th Div /2
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
206th Ship Eng Coy
5th RF Gun Battalion
13th Field Construction Battalion
2nd Area Army
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Army

Defending units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
1st Australian/A Div /1
32nd MAG
15th Marine Defense Battalion
2/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
30th USN Special Construction Battalion
863rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
31st MAG
30th Base Group
21st Base Maint Engineer Battalion
29th USN Special Construction Battalion
73rd RAAF Supt Wing
1/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
3rd RAN Base Force
Southwest Pacific
871st Aviation Engineer Battalion
3/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
81st RAAF Supt Wing
19th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
603rd Coast AA Regiment
7th RAAF M/W Sqn
49th Base Group
86th Coast AA Regiment
43rd Base Group
93rd Coast AA Regiment
7th USN Naval Construction Regiment


Kalgoorlie - 31st
quote:

Ground combat at Kalgoorlie (56,147)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27553 troops, 262 guns, 154 vehicles, Assault Value = 900

Defending force 35289 troops, 633 guns, 754 vehicles, Assault Value = 1024

Japanese ground losses:
353 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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

Defending units:
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
6th Australian Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2/9th Armoured Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
168th Field Artillery Battalion
70th Coast AA Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
II Australian Corps
1st RAA Jungle Regiment

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Ground combat at 55,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 28683 troops, 285 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 955

Defending force 30841 troops, 585 guns, 886 vehicles, Assault Value = 1118

Japanese ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (10 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd Guards Division
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Division
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
30th Fld AA Gun Co
4th Field Construction Battalion
39th Field Const Co
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
40th Field AA Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units:
763rd Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
4th Australian Division
754th Tank Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
97th Coast AA Regiment
216th Coast AA Regiment
217th Coast AA Regiment

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Ground combat at 54,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14733 troops, 123 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 528

Defending force 16265 troops, 426 guns, 251 vehicles, Assault Value = 416

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
23rd AA Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co

Defending units:
Americal Infantry Division
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
251st Coast AA Regiment



New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Tulagi -

Ndeni -
30th
quote:

Ground combat at Ndeni (120,143)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 18168 troops, 214 guns, 214 vehicles, Assault Value = 493

Defending force 2960 troops, 33 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 145

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ndeni !!!


Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1561 casualties reported
Squads: 87 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (25 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
40th Infantry Division
110th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
39th Port Maint Engineer Battalion
3/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
ComAirSoPac
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
14th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
212th Coast AA Regiment
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
475th Base Group
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
Thirteenth USAAF
35th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
226th Field Artillery Battalion
15th US Naval Construction Battalion
16th US Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
Kure 5th SNLF
19th Naval Guard Unit
50th JNAF Coy


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Kure 5th SNLF Wiped Out at Ndeni by attrition!!!

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19th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Ndeni by attrition!!!

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50th JNAF Coy Wiped Out at Ndeni by attrition!!!


Engineering: Vanua Lava AF3; Coen F5; Vanikoro AF3; Alliford Bay P2;

Notes:
Learning curve - As in real life, the best teacher is not our successes, but our failures. Rather than pull out my planes from Esperance after the 30th, I send the PV-1 and Mitchell bombers that are undamaged to Port Augusta and Adelaide. I send in some SBDs and Avengers and restrict everybody, including my fighters to one hex hoping to hit his transports. Wrong move !!

Air losses on 31st = 275 Allied vs 65 Japan.

Allied Intel Reports - Ignore them daily at your peril. I have!?!

Who said the Japanese BB TF cannot close down your base?? Not me!! The troops at Esperance will die soon.




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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/4/2013 2:17:13 PM   
JocMeister

 

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So, what is the plan? Tricky situation!

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/4/2013 2:24:34 PM   
ny59giants


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Sept 1, 2 .
The disaster at Esperance ends quickly.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
Gar is hit once to west of Albany.
Sculpin is hit near where Gar is hit.

CVs:
Mine are at Ellice Islands.
Almost all of Japan's are probably near Perth now.

India/Burma:
Ramree Island -
One hex east -

base -
1st -
4 of 34 Tojo shoot down vs 26 Hurricanes, 7 P-40s, & 6 Hellcats. I lose 2 fighters.

Magwe - On 2nd...
Only 8 Nick rise up while many of his Tojo are left on the ground to be destroyed as the Allied air power in Burma/India is focused on this base. Wave after wave hit the AF with 50 P-40N5, 139 B-25s, 48 Blenheim, 97 B-24s, 28 Liberator IIs, 16 Wellington. The P-38s sweep AFTER the bombers all have gone in.

China:
Sining (2 NW of Lanchow) - 12 Oscars escort up to 35 Sally daily.
The base falls on the 2nd,
quote:

Ground combat at Sining (80,32)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40495 troops, 431 guns, 128 vehicles, Assault Value = 1108

Defending force 11802 troops, 74 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 549

Allied adjusted defense: 217

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sining !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1610 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 129 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units pursuing 1

Allied ground losses:
3434 casualties reported
Squads: 131 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 111 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
34th Division
27th Division
3rd Division
15th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
5th Mongol Cavalry Division

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Base Force


Sian -
1st - 4 of 9 Sonia are shoot down by 12 H81s.

Australia:
Horn Island -


Esperance -
1st -
Landings continue, but my 6" CD guns and the 90mm DP guns get regular hits on his transports and few warships embedded in TFs.
1 of 2 PT sunk vs CM and 4 PBs. I do get numerous shell hits on CM.
1 of 2 PT sunk vs CL & 3 DD
2 CA & 2 CL bombard the base during night
78 Nells, 178 Jills, 99 Judy hit the AF with over 170 fighters on escort and/or LRCAP from bases and CVs.
25 Kates, 140 Helens attack the troops.
quote:

Ground combat at Esperance (56,153)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80261 troops, 808 guns, 1000 vehicles, Assault Value = 2891

Defending force 39069 troops, 430 guns, 481 vehicles, Assault Value = 302

Japanese adjusted assault: 4289

Allied adjusted defense: 180

Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1 (fort level 6)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Esperance !!!


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 9 destroyed
Hudson III (LR): 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 17 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 21 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 11 destroyed
P-39N1 Airacobra: 8 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed
PV-1 Ventura: 8 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 24 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 10 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 7 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 9 destroyed
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 destroyed
Beaufort VIII: 5 destroyed
F-5A Lightning: 4 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
2878 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 251 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 77 disabled
Guns lost 34 (5 destroyed, 29 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
40622 casualties reported
Squads: 191 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1205 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 420 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 537 (527 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 468 (463 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 24


Assaulting units:
5th Guards Division
56th Division
1st Tank Division
37th Division
4th Guards Division
5th Amphibious Brigade
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Co
2nd Tank Division
6th Guards Div /4
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Area Army
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Field Construction Battalion
206th Ship Eng Coy
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
21st Army

Defending units:
30th Australian Brigade
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Australian/A Div /1
2/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
81st RAAF Supt Wing
15th Marine Defense Battalion
3/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
49th Base Group
93rd Coast AA Regiment
3rd RAN Base Force
29th USN Special Construction Battalion
32nd MAG
7th RAAF M/W Sqn
73rd RAAF Supt Wing
31st MAG
43rd Base Group
19th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
21st Base Maint Engineer Battalion
863rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
Southwest Pacific
30th USN Special Construction Battalion
871st Aviation Engineer Battalion
1/542nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
86th Coast AA Regiment
603rd Coast AA Regiment
30th Base Group
7th USN Naval Construction Regiment

This was a quick and painful lesson for me. I spend almost 1000 PP on buying back some of the 24 LCU (all that I can) and the air groups in the order phase later. Morale at Allied HQ hits an all time low and brief thoughts of surrender are expressed in a short email to Nick, but within an hour or two, I rally enough to continue the fight. The Allied fleet is mostly intact to help raise morale.


Kalgoorlie -
The troops here and the next two hexes to west are attacked by 48 Kates, 23 Judy. My AA does well to keep them at bay, but the disruption levels on the divisions steadily grows. Nick launches daily ground bombardment attacks. The two stacks to west are ordered to march SE and go about 5 miles per day.


2nd Marine Div stack is 4 NW of Esperance. They are 'trying' to head east to relative safety. 9 Kates attack them on 1st. 5 of 28 Nells are shot down by AA on 2nd. They tried to target the big NZ AA Bde. 2 of 9 Judy are lost trying to do the same.

New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Tulagi -

Engineering: Ramree F1 & 2;

Notes:
Air losses for 1st are bad. I lose 259 vs 74 for Japan. I had flown out those airframes that were undamaged and sent almost all the pilots from the stranded airgroups into the "Reserve" pools. Three highly skilled Corsair, two P-47, and three P-40Ks groups lose almost all their airframes. This hurts the most as any Allied player known. In two days, I lose over 500 planes. Most are from Esperance. Attempting to reinforce the lone AF vs withdrawing everybody before the 7 BBs hit the base was a bone headed move on my part. That is in language I can use here.




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The 2nd Marine Div and troops stacked 4 hexes to NW of Esperance. I have already come to accept that they will probably not make to it to safety as Japan has 7 divisions at Esperance to block the way.




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What is the force disposition in this corner of Oz and what are you of risk of losing. That stack in the Wilderness, ie 35K troops + 500 guns is a goner I agree. What do you have at Kalgoorlie ? The situation is very bleak too for those and what is the stack just north of esperance, can expect to pin it down and surround it too (quite likely with2 tank divisions..) All in all what are you about too lose ? 120k ? more ? how many divs ?

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Wow.

Tough being on the end of this disaster, but try to focus on the journey and stress less about the final outcome.

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Veji1 - look at the posting for Kalgoorlie on the 31st and it will show those troops at the base and the two hexes to the west of it. I'm thinking the stack with the Americal Div may also be lost. Those troops are moving at 5 miles per day and I should know whats up in about 2 weeks.

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Carrier Capable Corsairs - I get these nasty planes very soon. How do AFB deploy them on their CV/CVL/CVEs??

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Initially I used them on the CVLs as the groups are smaller and easier to upgrade. Lately I have them on the CVs as well. But only on groups doing CAP work. Don´t have the luxury of wasting Corsairs on Escort...yet!

But to be fair Hellcats can probably do the job almost as well as it will mostly be vs. Zeroes. I have a hunch using Corsairs foremost (when they are scarce) in LBA groups might be most beneficial as your CVs won´t be seeing combat very often. But you will certainly use your LBA. I use two of the 28 plane replenishment groups with Corsairs as Sweepers to great effect.

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No doubt losses like that hurt, but I think he has made a strategic mistake bringing so many IDs to Australia at this stage in the war. The Allies are getting lots of reinforcements and if you keep the move up the Solomons and Northern NG coast, the Australian invasion will have to withdraw.

All you need in Oz is enough to hold him out of southern areas. Maybe this time he will cross the Line of Death for real! Your bombers should have an advantage bombing him in clear terrain.

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Sept 3, 4 .
It 'appears' that Japan is pulling out of the northern Irrawaddy River bases - Mandalay, Magwe, and Meiktila.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:

CVs:
Mine are at Funafuti (Ellice Islands).

India/Burma:
Ramree Island - Port will be at 3 in the next one or two days.
One hex east -
base - Nothing for both days which allows damaged fighters to recover.

4 hexes SSE of Lashio has a Chinese Corp in it. 14 Oscars with 18 Helens hit it daily.

Magwe -
3rd - The stack to west is hit. Only 3(1) Tojo on LRCAP vs my 10 P-38 on LRCAP and 16 Blenheim. My second wave sees a larger leaky CAP of 3 Nick and 19 Tojo vs 20 P-38s, 12 B-25, 16 Blenheim. I lose 4 to 2, but the infantry gets hit. The leaky CAP builds up by the third wave as 4 Nick and 31 Tojo face 10 P-38s, 48 B-24s, 24 Lib IIs. I get 2 for 1 of my fighters. I lose 4 of 50 P-40N5s as escort with 24 B-24s vs his still strong CAP of 8 Nick and 35(1) Tojos. Another 21 B-25s with 25 P-40s vs 25 Tojo and 6 Nick. no planes are shoot down. 12 P-38s are still on LRCAP with 12 B-24s get 4:1 in kills vs 16 Tojo. The trickle of bombers continue as 30 B-25s get through without losses. Final group of 12 B-24s. I don't get more than one large bomber group, but that seems to be the norm now.
4th - 64 B-25s, 16 Blenheim, 16 Lib, 12 B-24s go after the troops to SW of base while 9 B-25s, 30 Blenheim, 12 Lib, 71 B-24, 16 Wellington hit the troops to the west. No enemy fighters encountered.

China:
Sian -
4th - 3 of 27 sweeping Oscars are shoot down vs 1 of 17 H81s. A battle of '41/42 airframes.

Kukong -
This base is back on the target list as of the 4th as 26 Helens hit the AF.

Kungchang -
Another base without supplies is hit on 4th by 12 Oscars and 39 Sally.

Australia:
Horn Island -
4th -
CL, 3 DD vs 11 PT = nothing
3 groups of P-38s sweep empty skies.

Esperance -
39 Nells hit the troops to NE on 4th.

Kalgoorlie -
The troops here and the next two hexes to west are attacked.
3rd - Two hexes to west sees 16 Zeros escort in 40(3) Kates, 7(1) Kates, 14(1) Kates, and 4 Judy. 142(2) Helens go after the 1st Marine Div just one hex to west. 7 Nell hit troop at base. Both stacks to west are ground bombarded.
4th - 3 of 137 Helens are downed by flak as they go after both divisions 1 hex west. Only 5 Nells hit troops at base.

2nd Marine Div stack is 4 NW of Esperance -
Left alone on 3rd, but not on 4th as 30 Zeros escort in 19 Nell, and 32 Kates. I get 4 Kates and then 2 of 9 Judy.

New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Tulagi -

Engineering: Ndeni AF3; Vanua Lava P1 & AF4; Shemya F3

Notes:
Recon shows the three bases in northern Burma are now empty while the LCU count at both Prome and Toungoo both go up quickly. I need to win in the hex due east of Ramree to allow the almost 60,000 in supplies to flow out.

In Burma, I need to get the supplies to flow out of Ramree. Then, to get a base with over 20k to allow some upgrades and some replacement of devices. Meanwhile, I will focus on Prome as I have four Indian divisions plus both types of HQ near or 100% prepped. I don't have much prepped for Toungoo and that is a jungle hex.





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Sept 5, 6 .
Invasion TFs loaded and moving for Efate and Kirakira

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs: Those from western Australia are headed for repairs at either Adelaide or Melbourne while those that are SoPac are back at Tabiteuea for their 8/43 upgrades (12 days).

CVs:
Mine are at Funafuti (Ellice Islands).

India/Burma:
4 hexes SSE of Lashio has a Chinese Corp in it. 24 Oscars with 27 Helens hit it daily.

Ramree Island -
One hex east - 6th...
quote:

Ground combat at 55,48 (near Ramree Island)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12128 troops, 170 guns, 314 vehicles, Assault Value = 559

Defending force 3775 troops, 17 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 135

Allied adjusted assault: 184

Japanese adjusted defense: 160

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
236 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 26 (26 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
484 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
9th Australian/A Division

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
9th Armored Car Co
3rd RTA/B Division

Both Nick and myself are surprised that his Thai unit holds. I order another attack.


Mandalay - A large Chinese Corp enters empty base on 6th.

Magwe -
5th - I thought I had rested all my bombers. I forgot the 2 groups of Blenheim at Kalemyo as they hit the troops due west of base across the river.
quote:

Ground combat at 56,47 (near Magwe)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50139 troops, 447 guns, 920 vehicles, Assault Value = 2078

Defending force 2160 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 1095

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1095 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
2613 casualties reported
Squads: 99 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 161 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
BFF Brigade
1st Gloucestershire Battalion
39th Indian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
255th Armoured Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
5th Chinese Corps
III Indian Corps
1st West African AA Regiment
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
95th Heavy AA Regiment
2nd West African AA Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
170 RAF Base Force
3rd West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment


China:
Kukong - Up to 26 Helens hit base daily.

Kungchang -
5th - 12 Oscars with 46 Sally in two waves.

Tienshui -
6th - 12 Oscars with 13 Sally hit AF.

Australia:
Horn Island -
5th - Two groups of P-38s sweep. The 77 B-25s follow.
6th -
quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Horn Island at 91,128 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Helena
CL St. Louis
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Perkins
DD Dunlap
DD Craven
DD Patterson
DD Henley
DD Blue

Japanese ground losses:
513 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 12
Port hits 17
Port supply hits 1

CL Helena firing at 25th Special Base Force
25th Special Base Force firing at CL Helena
CL St. Louis firing at Horn Island
DD Isaac Sweers firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Perkins firing at Horn Island
DD Dunlap firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Craven firing at Horn Island
DD Patterson firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Henley firing at Horn Island
DD Blue firing at Horn Island

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Night Naval bombardment of Horn Island at 91,128

Allied Ships
DD Saufley
DD Jenkins
DD Cony
DD Conway
DD Aulick
DD Abbot

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Runway hits 4
Port hits 6

DD Saufley firing at Horn Island
DD Jenkins firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Cony firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Conway firing at Horn Island
DD Aulick firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade
DD Abbot firing at 62nd Inf Group Brigade

Two groups of P-38s sweep to be followed by a total of 88 B-25s.

Esperance -
5th - The Aussie Bde is 1 NE of base and is attacked by 41 Nells.
quote:

Ground combat at 57,152 (near Esperance)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2996 troops, 94 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 714

Defending force 2175 troops, 32 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Japanese adjusted assault: 218

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 109 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units pursuing 3

Allied ground losses:
1083 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (15 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank/A Division
2nd Tank/B Division
2nd Tank/C Division
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion

Defending units:
30th Australian Brigade
1st Australian/A Div /1

6th -
quote:

Ground combat at 56,151 (near Esperance)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2452 troops, 36 guns, 135 vehicles, Assault Value = 590

Defending force 1378 troops, 12 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 114

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 114 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
Units pursuing 2

Allied ground losses:
294 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank/B Division
2nd Tank/C Division

Defending units:
1st Australian/A Div /1
30th Australian Brigade


Kalgoorlie -
5th - The stack two hex west is hit by 14(2) Kates and 4 Judy. The stack one hex west is hit by two waves of 130(4) Helens.
6th - Total of 116(1) Helens attack troops one hex to west. 9 Nell attack the base.
Supplies - The troops at base and one hex due west have full supplies at end of 6th while the stack two due west has none for the AA units. My 24 Coronados at Ceduna are going to try to use their max range (21) to get supplies all the way. Meanwhile, two 8 plane PBY groups at Suva upgrade to Coronado.

2nd Marine Div stack is 3 NW of Esperance -
5th - 9 Georges escort in 9(1) Judys. This is followed by 19 Zero with 26(5) Kates.
6th - A total of 30(5) Kates and 34(2) Nells attack my troops.

New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Tulagi - 9 LCUs [15480/161/21] - 156 fighters

Lunga - 7 LCUs [9780/63/36] - 18 fighters, 17 Aux

Engineering: Ramree P3;

Notes:
Flak - Nick is adjusted the altitude of his bombers in western Australia to between 15 to 20k to try to lower losses.

Invasions - Efate TFs are 4 days out. Kirakira TFs have just left Vava'u and are about a week away. Both Koumac and Rennell Island will follow this month.

CVL Cowpen arrives at Panama

Screenshot shows Nick has moved two units out of Kalgoorlie. I now order almost half of those at base to SE to ensure I'm not cut off.




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Sept 7, 8 .
B-24s use Buna's AF for target practice.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:

CVs:
Mine are at Funafuti (Ellice Islands), but are ordered to head west to support upcoming invasion of Kirakira.

India/Burma:
4 hexes SSE of Lashio has a Chinese Corp in it. Up to 23 Sally attack.

Ramree Island -
One hex east - On 7th...
quote:

Ground combat at 55,48 (near Ramree Island)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3398 troops, 18 guns, 374 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 3445 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 103

Allied adjusted assault: 73

Japanese adjusted defense: 97

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2


Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
384 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
9th Australian/A Division

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
3rd RTA/B Division

That was a very poor adjusted AV. I have help on the way so I'll rest until the 9th. I did order a shock attack for 9th.


Prome - recon flights show 8 LCUs [34780/297/39]

Toungoo - recon flights show 16 LCUs [52400/441/681]

Rangoon - recon flights show 22 LCUs [27840/235/181] - 243 fighters & 98 bombers

Mandalay - The empty base becomes Allies on 7th. Chinese Corp on way to an empty Meitkila.

China:
Kukong - Up to 20 Helens hit base daily.

Kienko -
7th & 8th - 13 Sally hit AF. It seems that I will now see roving bombing attacks in the northern part of the country.

Australia:
Horn Island -
7th - 61 B-25s hit AF. I have less than full numbers attacking here as some are at Coen upgrading to the D1 model due to others at Townsville switching over to the newly arriving A-20s.
8th - Only 18 Hellcats show up all day.

Esperance -
7th - Retreating Aussie Bde is attacked and push down trail to east.
8th - The whole 1st Tank Div attacks and eliminates the Aussie Bde. Only a TD Battalion is left from Esperance now.

Kalgoorlie -
7th - One hex due west sees 123(1) Helens followed by ground bb attack. The stack two hexes due west and the base itself sees just a ground bb attack.
8th - similar to 7th.

2nd Marine Div stack is 3 NW of Esperance -
7th - 13(2) Kate and 19(3) Nell attack stack
8th - 10(2) Kate and 20(2) Nell attack. See a pattern here??

New Guinea:
Buna -
8th - The fully operational "Death Star" flexes its muscles here...B-24s
93 B-24s & 12 B-17s hit the AF that has NO CAP!! This is followed by smaller waves (9) with another 85 B-24s. 74 planes are destroyed on ground and the AF is almost closed down. 76 P-38s sweep AFTER the bombers crater the AF.

South Pacific & Solomons:
Efate - Invasion TFs will arrive on 9th

Kiraira - Invasion TFs are 26 hexes away.

Engineering: Hilo AF6; Ndeni AF4 & P2; Vanikoro AF4 & P1; Hobart AF8; Corvallis F6

Notes:
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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/7/2013 6:05:21 PM   
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Sept 9, 10 .
Efate Invaded.
Tennant Creek and Meiktila switches over to Allies. Both were empty.
Western Australia seems to show I may lose everything (1st & 2nd Marine Div, 4th & 6th Aus Div, 32 ID, Americal Div). See screenshot.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
S-31 takes two phases to put 3 TT into an xAK two hexes west of Merauke.

CVs:
Mine are to east of Santa Cruz Islands along with SC TF and Amph TFs

India/Burma:
4 hexes SSE of Lashio has a Chinese Corp in it. Up to 27 Sally attack.

Ramree Island -
base - supplies are now at 83k.
One hex east - On 9th...
quote:

Ground combat at 55,48 (near Ramree Island)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 13627 troops, 262 guns, 483 vehicles, Assault Value = 1087

Defending force 3263 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Allied adjusted assault: 563

Japanese adjusted defense: 37

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
2341 casualties reported
Squads: 149 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (9 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
44th Indian Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
9th Australian/A Division
50th Indian Para Brigade
17th Indian Division
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
9th Australian/B Division
14th Indian Light AA Regiment
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
2/1st Med Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2nd Indian AA Bde

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
3rd RTA/B Division

Now I can push on towards Prome and await the supplies to flow out of base.


Taung Gyi - 10th...
quote:

Ground combat at 60,48 (near Taung Gyi)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 562 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 903

Defending force 120 troops, 10 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Assaulting units:
3rd New Chinese Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
48th Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion


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Ground combat at 59,47 (near Mandalay)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10801 troops, 132 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 403

Defending force 2038 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division

Defending units:
55th Engineer Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment


China:
Kukong - Up to 25 Helens hit base daily.

Kienko -
9th & 10th - Up to 14 Sally hit AF. I place fighters from Chungking on LRCAP for 11th.

Australia:
Horn Island -
9th - 18 F6Fs sweep and 18 Beauforts cannot hit the AF.

Kalgoorlie -
9th - 117 Helens attack troops one hex due west. 30 Nells attack troops still at base.
10th -
quote:

Ground combat at Kalgoorlie (56,147)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27704 troops, 260 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 1122

Defending force 33490 troops, 633 guns, 435 vehicles, Assault Value = 842

Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
18th Division
48th Division
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
Guards Tank/C Division
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th JAAF AF Bn
21st Ind.AA Gun Co
25th JNAF AF Unit
45th Field AA Battalion
14th Army
14th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
32nd Infantry Division
6th Australian Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
70th Coast AA Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
II Australian Corps
168th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Regiment
1st RAA Jungle Regiment


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Ground combat at 54,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15045 troops, 123 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 446

Defending force 15804 troops, 420 guns, 249 vehicles, Assault Value = 398

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
20th Infantry Regiment
23rd AA Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co

Defending units:
Americal Infantry Division
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
251st Coast AA Regiment


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Ground combat at 55,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 28691 troops, 285 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 1159

Defending force 29874 troops, 582 guns, 845 vehicles, Assault Value = 1013

Allied ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Guards Tank/A Division
5th Division
2nd Guards Division
Guards Tank/B Division
40th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
39th Field Const Co
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
30th Fld AA Gun Co
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Field Construction Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units:
4th Australian Division
754th Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
97th Coast AA Regiment
216th Coast AA Regiment
217th Coast AA Regiment


2nd Marine Div stack is 3 NW of Esperance - 5 of 15 Kates are lost in two days.

New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Efate - Landings commenced.

Kiraira - Invasion TFs are 3 days away.

Engineering: Rockhampton P6; Paoshan F4; Bundaberg AF9; Lord Howe F5; Changteh AF6; Vanua Lava P2;

Notes:
Burma - It seems that I will have my next major barrier to cross from Prome to Toungoo. The troops around Taung Gyi seem to be retreating. I will follow as best I can while hoping to rotate troops in Burma to a base that gets supplies from Ramree to upgrade devices and rest them.

Western Australia - Looks like I've lost the hexside control on a few key bases in the greater Kalgoorlie area.




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So how has this all changed your strategic planning for the mid-war? Where will you hit in the Pacific? Will you aim for anything in the DEI?

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The rest of '43 will be moving up the Solomons. Then, isolate Truk and I'm thinking that I may need to follow the northern coast of New Guinea to the Philippines.

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Here are the warship I have under repairs. I still have some BBs from Pearl Harbor attack at bases around San Fran repairing and going through lengthy upgrades.




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Despite the disaster that is called "Western Australia" the Allied Fleet is in good shape and getting better.

6 CVs (plus Sara and Lex in yards) plus CV Victorious (due to withdraw in 34 days)
5 CVLs
12 CVE (plus 2 more in yards)
5 fast BBs and 6 BBs
21 CAs
31 CLs (14 modern)
6 CLAA
51 Fletcher DDs




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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Here are the warship I have under repairs. I still have some BBs from Pearl Harbor attack at bases around San Fran repairing and going through lengthy upgrades.




CV Lexington - 86 days at PH? Is there a chance that the repair yard there is overtasked and that is slowing down some of the repairs? I would put CVE Nassau on low priority and see if that helps Lex's repair time. Depends how bad you need the other ships in PH yards, but Lex could also go high priority or emergency repair, unless some of that time is because of upgrades that cannot be advanced.

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quote:

CV Lexington - 86 days at PH? Is there a chance that the repair yard there is overtasked and that is slowing down some of the repairs? I would put CVE Nassau on low priority and see if that helps Lex's repair time. Depends how bad you need the other ships in PH yards, but Lex could also go high priority or emergency repair, unless some of that time is because of upgrades that cannot be advanced.


I've got the Lex down to 51 days now. Thanks!!

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Sept 11, 12 .
Efate Captured.

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); FG fighter group = 25 fighter planes if American

Subs:
Ray need two attacks to get 2 TT hits on an xAK just to south of Kyushu (sunk).
Haddo sinks a xAK with 2 TT hits off Toyohara.

CVs:
Mine are to west of Santa Cruz Islands along with SC TF and Amph TFs

Burma:
4 hexes SSE of Lashio has a Chinese Corp in it. Up to 27 Sally attack.

Taung Gyi -
11th -
quote:

Ground combat at 59,47 (near Mandalay)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10795 troops, 132 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 402

Defending force 2038 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Allied adjusted assault: 192

Japanese adjusted defense: 148

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division

Defending units:
55th Engineer Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

A shock attack is ordered for the next day.

12th - This was better...
quote:

Ground combat at 59,47 (near Mandalay)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10734 troops, 132 guns, 136 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Defending force 1984 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Allied adjusted assault: 632

Japanese adjusted defense: 37

Allied assault odds: 17 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
852 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
426 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
23rd Indian Division

Defending units:
55th Engineer Regiment
55th Mountain Gun Regiment


Meiktila -
12th - I forget to move forward any fighters. I pay for it as over 150 Helens with 95 Oscars hit the 150th RAC Rgt inflicting over 400 casualties.

China:
Kukong - Up to 20 Helens hit base daily.

Kienko -
11th - My LRCAP of 18 P-66 and 4 P-43 down 6 of 9 Sallys. No more attacks afterwards.

Sian -
12th - 27 Oscars sweep vs 15 H81. We each lose a plane.

Australia:
Horn Island -
12th -
CL, 3 DDs vs 12 PT = 0 hits. 75 B-25s hit the AF.

Kalgoorlie -
11th -
My three tank units trying to escape from base (1 SE) are attacked by 14 Kates, 27 Nell, 26 Val, 126 Helens. My attack afterwards only get 18:16 odds. The 2nd Marines are 3 NW of Esperance, but the big AA Bde keeps the 8(2) Kates and 48(3) Nells at bay.
12th -
The tanks are attacked again by 29 Val, 21 Kates, 9 Nells, 110 Helens. My shock attack goes wrong.
quote:

Ground combat at 57,148 (near Kalgoorlie)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 942 troops, 0 guns, 297 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Defending force 5298 troops, 72 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 268

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 297

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), supply(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 64 (40 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
2/9th Armoured Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank/B Division
3rd Tank Regiment
2nd Tank/C Division


New Guinea:

South Pacific & Solomons:
Efate - Empty base becomes Allies on 11th.

Kiraira - Invasion TFs will unload in 1 day.

Tulagi -
12th - The sweeps begin from Ndeni to try to gain air superiority before the invasion of Kirakira on the 13th. 16(1) P-38s find 48(5) Zero and 42(1) Tojo on CAP. The next few waves do well. Two separate groups of 18 P-47s shoot down 9 more for no losses. 18 P-38s get 1:1 in losses.

Rabaul -
12th - There is NO CAP as multiple waves of B-24s from Cooktown hit the AF. 170 planes are involved and I destroy over 30 on the ground and do moderate damage to the AF.

Engineering: Normanton F6; Mornington AF6; Ramree AF6 & F3; Ndeni AF5;

Notes:
Western Australia - After a brief period of depression, I'm now accepting that no more LCUs will escape form this disaster. Doing my own grief therapy at home.

Rabaul - Nick has done it again and left base within B-24 range without any CAP. I hope he keeps this up. The air groups will need almost a week to recover.

Air losses for 12th were 33 Allies vs 88 Japan.

Burma - My LCUs now ALL have supplies!!




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Sept 13th - Battle of Kirakira

For this one day, I will post a Combat Replay and edit for clarity.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 13, 43
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 116,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1
CL Oyodo
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hatakaze
DD Oite
DD Hayate, Shell hits 1
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 1
DD Yunagi, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Charles Ausburne, Shell hits 1
DD Eaton, Shell hits 1
DD Foote
DD Spence
DD Stanly, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Trathen, Shell hits 1, on fire

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Trathen at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Stanly at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Spence at 11,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Spence at 11,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Spence at 11,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Trathen at 11,000 yards
DD Spence engages DD Hatakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Trathen at 11,000 yards
DD Spence engages DD Kamikaze at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Spence at 4,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Stanly at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Spence at 4,000 yards
DD Spence engages DD Yunagi at 4,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Asanagi at 4,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Charles Ausburne at 4,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Charles Ausburne at 4,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Hatakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Spence at 4,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Kamikaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Trathen engages DD Oite at 2,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Stanly at 2,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Foote at 2,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Eaton at 2,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Hayate at 2,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Eaton at 2,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Stanly at 2,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Spence at 2,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Kamikaze at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Trathen at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Trathen at 6,000 yards
DD Spence engages DD Asakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Foote at 6,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Asakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Charles Ausburne at 6,000 yards
DD Trathen engages DD Oite at 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Trathen at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Stanly at 6,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Stanly at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Trathen at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Trathen at 10,000 yards
DD Spence engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Trathen at 10,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Asakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

I had moved my Fletcher DD TF only closest to Kirakira and had ordered them and ALL SC TF that will be involved today at FULL Speed for Tulagi, and Absolute Tolerance with Direct Routing. I think these settings played a roll in today's action.
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ASW attack near Kirakira at 116,141

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 7

Allied Ships
BB Arizona
CA Pensacola
CL Achilles
DD Morris
DD Walke
DD Russell

SS I-19 is sighted by escort
DD Morris fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Walke attacking submerged sub ....
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
DD Walke attacking submerged sub ....
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
DD Walke fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Russell fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 116,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma
CL Oyodo
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Hatakaze
DD Oite
DD Hayate
DD Asanagi
DD Yunagi, Shell hits 3, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 2
CA Cornwall
CA Exeter, Shell hits 1
DD Lamson
DD Shaw, Shell hits 1
DD Flusser
DD Downes, Shell hits 1
DD Cassin, Shell hits 1
DD Reid
DD Le Triomphant

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 11,000 yards
CA Cornwall fires at CA Chikuma at 11,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire launches Torpedoes at CA Tone at 11,000 yards
CA Cornwall fires at DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Reid fires at DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Reid fires at DD Oite at 11,000 yards
DD Downes fires at DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Flusser fires at DD Oite at 11,000 yards
DD Shaw fires at DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Lamson fires at DD Oite at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Dorsetshire at 6,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Flusser at 6,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Cassin at 6,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hatakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Reid at 6,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Kamikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Yunagi at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Canberra at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Dorsetshire at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Canberra at 3,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Flusser at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Reid at 3,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Cassin at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Downes at 3,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Lamson at 3,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Kamikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Lamson at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Dorsetshire at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Cornwall at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Exeter at 6,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Yunagi at 6,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Hayate at 6,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Downes at 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Cassin at 6,000 yards
DD Flusser engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Reid at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Lamson at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages CA Chikuma at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Cornwall at 9,000 yards
CA Dorsetshire engages CL Oyodo at 9,000 yards
CA Canberra engages DD Yunagi at 9,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Downes at 9,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Downes at 9,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Asakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Shaw at 9,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Exeter engages CL Oyodo at 13,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Exeter at 13,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Cassin at 13,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Le Triomphant at 13,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Asakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Flusser at 13,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Oite at 13,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Oite at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

This TF was set up to Bombard Tulagi, so I can accept the results.
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Submarine attack near Kirakira at 116,141

Japanese Ships
SS I-19, hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Farenholt
CA Astoria
CA Northampton
CL Boise
CLAA Atlanta
DD Hughes
DD Sampson
DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan
DD Aylwin
DD Farragut

SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Farenholt
DD MacDonough attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-19 forced to surface!
DD Monaghan firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Aylwin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Farragut firing on surfaced sub ....
DD MacDonough firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Monaghan firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Aylwin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Farragut firing on surfaced sub ....
DD MacDonough firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Aylwin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Farragut firing on surfaced sub ....
DD MacDonough firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Finally some positive results from my ASW attacks.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 116,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Yunagi, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland
CL Mobile
DD Fletcher, Shell hits 1
DD Ammen
DD Anthony
DD Fullam
DD Taylor
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD Waller

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Draemel, Milo F. crosses the 'T'
CL Mobile engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Waller engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Anthony engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Fletcher at 10,000 yards
DD Thatcher engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Terry at 10,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Asanagi at 10,000 yards
DD Fullam engages DD Asanagi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Yunagi at 6,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Waller at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Terry at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Fletcher at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Anthony at 4,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages DD Asanagi at 4,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Waller at 4,000 yards
DD Thatcher engages DD Asanagi at 4,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Fullam at 4,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Anthony at 4,000 yards
DD Ammen engages DD Yunagi at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Mobile engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Waller at 5,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Thatcher at 5,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Taylor at 5,000 yards
DD Waller engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Thatcher at 5,000 yards
DD Waller engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Anthony at 5,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Fletcher at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Yunagi sunk by CL Mobile at 6,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Anthony at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Mobile engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Waller at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Terry at 7,000 yards
DD Fullam engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Ammen engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Terry at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Mobile engages DD Asanagi at 12,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Taylor at 12,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

This TF was the star of the day. I like my Fletchers and Clevelands even more now.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 116,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Santa Fe
CL Columbia
DD Bennett
DD Bradford
DD Converse
DD Hutchins
DD Philip
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Ringgold

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Ringgold at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Converse at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Ringgold engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Asanagi at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Ringgold at 7,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 12,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Asanagi at 12,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 116,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 21, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Santa Fe
CL Columbia
DD Bennett
DD Bradford
DD Converse
DD Hutchins
DD Philip
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Ringgold

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Rockwell, Francis W crosses the 'T'
DD Asanagi engages DD Bennett at 11,000 yards
DD Philip engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Philip engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Asanagi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Bennett at 7,000 yards
DD Pringle engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Bennett at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Philip engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Pringle engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Ringgold at 7,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 8,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Philip at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
DD Ringgold engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
DD Bradford engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi sunk by CL Columbia at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi sunk by CL Columbia at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...

I want as many of these TF as I can form - 4 Cleveland CLs and 8 Fletcher DDs.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 115,139, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Oyodo
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Hatakaze
DD Oite
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SC-982, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC-983, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
SC-984, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
SC-982 sunk by CA Chikuma at 12,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages SC-983 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages SC-983 at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages SC-984 at 9,000 yards
SC-984 sunk by DD Oite at 9,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages SC-983 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages SC-983 at 7,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages SC-983 at 7,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages SC-983 at 7,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages SC-983 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
SC-983 sunk by CL Oyodo at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

This ASW TF was ordered to be north of Kirakira. So the lose was not unexpected.
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ASW attack near Kirakira at 117,140

Japanese Ships
SS I-22, hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CA Cornwall
CA Dorsetshire
CA Canberra
DD Downes
DD Flusser
DD Shaw
DD Lamson
DD Le Triomphant
DD Reid
DD Cassin

SS I-22 is sighted by escort
DD Le Triomphant fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cassin attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 115,139, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 4
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 1
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hatakaze
DD Oite
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 1
CL Mobile
DD Fletcher
DD Ammen
DD Anthony
DD Fullam, Shell hits 1
DD Taylor, Shell hits 2
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD Waller

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Cleveland at 11,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Tone at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Cleveland at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Thatcher at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Taylor at 11,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Taylor at 11,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Cleveland at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Thatcher at 6,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Thatcher at 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Thatcher at 6,000 yards
DD Fullam engages DD Asakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Taylor at 6,000 yards
DD Ammen engages DD Hatakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Hatakaze at 6,000 yards
Nojima F. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Cleveland at 5,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Waller at 5,000 yards
DD Thatcher engages DD Asakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Taylor at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Thatcher at 5,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Asakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Anthony engages DD Asakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Ammen at 5,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Kamikaze at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Cleveland at 7,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Waller at 7,000 yards
DD Ammen engages DD Hayate at 7,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Oite at 7,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Oite at 7,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Fullam at 7,000 yards
DD Anthony engages DD Hatakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Fletcher at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Cleveland at 10,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Tone at 10,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 10,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Thatcher at 10,000 yards
DD Waller engages DD Oite at 10,000 yards
DD Terry engages DD Hatakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Anthony at 10,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Anthony at 10,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Ammen at 10,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Fletcher at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Chikuma at 13,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Cleveland at 13,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CL Oyodo at 13,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Fullam at 13,000 yards
DD Terry engages DD Asakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Terry at 13,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Asakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Terry engages DD Kamikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Ammen engages DD Hayate at 13,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Fletcher at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

The battle has now moved one hex NW of Kirakira. These two TFs will dance a few more rounds.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kirakira at 115,139, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 22, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Asakaze, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
DD Oite, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hayate, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Denver, Shell hits 1
CL Montpelier, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Santa Fe
CL Columbia, Shell hits 2
DD Bennett
DD Bradford
DD Converse
DD Hutchins
DD Philip
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Ringgold, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Rockwell, Francis W crosses the 'T'
CA Chikuma engages CL Denver at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Santa Fe at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Montpelier at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Ringgold at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Radford at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Philip at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Hutchins at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Converse at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Bennett at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Columbia at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Montpelier at 9,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages CL Oyodo at 9,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Ringgold at 9,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Philip at 9,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Hayate at 9,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Pringle at 9,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Philip at 9,000 yards
DD Oite sunk by DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Converse at 9,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hayate at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Santa Fe at 6,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages CL Oyodo at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Denver at 6,000 yards
DD Ringgold engages DD Hayate at 6,000 yards
DD Radford engages DD Hayate at 6,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Pringle at 6,000 yards
DD Hayate engages DD Philip at 6,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Hayate at 6,000 yards
DD Hayate sunk by DD Converse at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Montpelier at 5,000 yards
CL Denver engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Ringgold at 5,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Converse at 5,000 yards
DD Pringle engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Kamikaze sunk by DD Philip at 5,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Columbia at 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Santa Fe at 4,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CL Oyodo at 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Denver at 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Pringle at 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Philip at 4,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Hatakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatakaze at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Tone at 5,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CL Oyodo at 5,000 yards
CL Denver engages CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Radford at 5,000 yards
DD Pringle engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Philip engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatakaze at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Columbia at 4,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Tone at 4,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages CL Oyodo at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Bradford at 4,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Asakaze at 4,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Santa Fe at 4,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Columbia at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Pringle at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Ringgold at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages DD Radford at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze sunk by DD Philip at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Columbia at 3,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Montpelier at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Pringle at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Columbia at 9,000 yards
CL Columbia engages CA Tone at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Columbia at 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Ringgold at 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Pringle at 9,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

This round of combat got me to use the word of the day...TOO!!
TOO many rounds of combat for a single TF.
TOO many Cleveland Class CLs
TOO many Fletcher Class DDs (I tell Nick that I get another 7 of these tomorrow).

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tulagi at 115,138, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland
CL Mobile
DD Fletcher
DD Ammen
DD Anthony, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Fullam
DD Taylor, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD Waller

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Waller at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Taylor at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Anthony at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Waller at 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Taylor at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Fletcher at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 5,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Taylor at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thatcher at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Anthony at 5,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Ammen at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Fletcher at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 4,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 4,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 4,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Taylor at 4,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Ammen at 4,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 5,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Taylor
DD Taylor sunk by CA Tone at 5,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thatcher at 5,000 yards
DD Fullam engages CL Oyodo at 5,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Ammen at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Mobile at 7,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Chikuma at 7,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 7,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Thatcher at 7,000 yards
DD Fullam engages CL Oyodo at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Cleveland at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 7,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Fullam at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 10,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Tone at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Without any DDs as escorts, the CL/CAs are targeted.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tulagi at 114,137, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 72, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 34, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 1
CL Mobile
DD Fletcher
DD Ammen
DD Anthony, heavy fires
DD Fullam
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD Waller

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 8,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Mobile at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Mobile at 6,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Waller at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 6,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 3,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 5,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 7,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Cleveland at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 11,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 11,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 10,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages CA Tone at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 8,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 8,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CL Mobile at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 12,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 12,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CA Tone at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Waller at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Anthony at 10,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Mobile at 9,000 yards
CL Mobile engages CL Oyodo at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fullam at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Terry at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...

106 shell hits with many of them still 6" from my CLs!!
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tulagi at 114,137, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Tone, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland
CL Mobile
DD Fletcher
DD Ammen
DD Fullam
DD Terry
DD Thatcher

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Draemel, Milo F. crosses the 'T'
CL Oyodo engages DD Fullam at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Fletcher at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Ammen at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages CL Cleveland at 7,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Thatcher at 7,000 yards
Draemel, Milo F. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Tone sunk by CL Cleveland at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

This was a long running battle with a very good outcome for the Allies.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tulagi at 114,137, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-113, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-114, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-115, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-116, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-117, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-118, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-119, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-120, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-121, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-122, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-123, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-124, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Denver
CL Montpelier, on fire
CL Santa Fe
CL Columbia
DD Bennett
DD Bradford
DD Converse
DD Hutchins
DD Philip
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Ringgold

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
LB-123 sunk by CL Santa Fe at 9,000 yards
LB-121 sunk by CL Montpelier at 9,000 yards
LB-124 sunk by DD Pringle at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on LB-116
LB-116 sunk by DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
LB-115 sunk by CL Santa Fe at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
LB-122 sunk by CL Santa Fe at 5,000 yards
LB-119 sunk by CL Columbia at 5,000 yards
LB-118 sunk by DD Philip at 5,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages LB-113 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Columbia engages LB-120 at 2,000 yards
LB-117 sunk by CL Santa Fe at 2,000 yards
CL Montpelier engages LB-120 at 2,000 yards
LB-113 sunk by CL Columbia at 2,000 yards
LB-120 sunk by CL Columbia at 2,000 yards
LB-114 sunk by DD Pringle at 2,000 yards
LB-114 sunk by DD Pringle at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Easy targets.
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ASW attack near Kirakira at 116,141

Japanese Ships
SS I-169, hits 4

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
CA Indianapolis
CL Nashville
CLAA San Diego
DD Duncan
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD Worden
DD Dale

SS I-169 is sighted by escort
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Worden fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dale fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD Worden fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kirakira at 116,141

Japanese Ships
SS I-169, hits 16, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CVE Santee
BB Arizona
CA Pensacola
CL Achilles
DD Russell
DD Morris
DD Walke

SS I-169 launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Santee
I-169 diving deep ....
DD Morris attacking submerged sub ....
DD Walke attacking submerged sub ....
DD Walke is out of ASW ammo
DD Morris attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-169 forced to surface!
DD Morris firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Morris firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Morris firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Morris firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Morris firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Walke firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

A day of CV support invasion that doesn't have a CV/CVL/CVE get hit by a TT and my ASW response hits them.
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Pre-Invasion action off Kirakira (116,140)

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
CL Trenton
CL Detroit
DD Conyngham
APA La Salle

Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

BB Mississippi firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
BB Idaho firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
CL Trenton firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
CL Detroit firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
DD Conyngham firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kirakira (116,140)

TF 326 troops unloading over beach at Kirakira, 116,140

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 59 (0 destroyed, 59 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (0 destroyed, 29 disabled)



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,127, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #6, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Bunzan Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk
xAKL Kuramasan Maru, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Sakae Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAKL Rozan Maru, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Shinrei Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk
xAKL Dori Maru, Shell hits 27, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Abbot, Shell hits 1
DD Aulick
DD Conway
DD Cony
DD Jenkins
DD Saufley

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Burke, Arleigh A. crosses the 'T'
DD Aulick engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 17,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Dori Maru at 16,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 16,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
PB Kyo Maru #6 sunk by DD Conway at 14,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Dori Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Dori Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Dori Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Dori Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Dori Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 7,000 yards
xAKL Kuramasan Maru sunk by DD Abbot at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Dori Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Aulick engages xAKL Dori Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Bunzan Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Rozan Maru at 5,000 yards
xAKL Bunzan Maru sunk by DD Cony at 5,000 yards
DD Conway engages xAKL Sakae Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 5,000 yards
xAKL Sakae Maru sunk by DD Saufley at 5,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Saufley engages xAKL Shinrei Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Cony engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
xAKL Shinrei Maru sunk by DD Conway at 5,000 yards
DD Abbot engages xAKL Dori Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages xAKL Dori Maru at 3,000 yards
xAKL Dori Maru sunk by DD Conway at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Invasion Support action off Kirakira (116,140)

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA La Salle
DD Conyngham

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-29
SC CHa-36
SC CHa-37, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC CHa-51, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
PT-79
PT-84
PT-115
PT-116
PT-144
PT-149
PT-150
PT-152
PT-156
PT-188, Shell hits 3, on fire
PT-191
PT-221

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
PT-84 collides with PT-150 at 91 , 128
SC CHa-37 engages PT-156 at 2,000 yards
PT-188 engages SC CHa-37 at 2,000 yards
PT-156 engages SC CHa-29 at 2,000 yards
PT-116 engages SC CHa-37 at 2,000 yards
PT-156 engages SC CHa-51 at 2,000 yards
SC CHa-37 engages PT-191 at 2,000 yards
PT-156 engages SC CHa-36 at 2,000 yards
PT-152 engages SC CHa-37 at 2,000 yards
PT-149 engages SC CHa-37 at 2,000 yards
PT-116 engages SC CHa-37 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-29
SC CHa-36, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-37, and is sunk
SC CHa-51, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PT-79
PT-115
PT-116
PT-144
PT-149
PT-150
PT-152
PT-156
PT-191
PT-221

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
SC CHa-36 sunk by PT-156 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Hinton, T.M. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Horn Island at 89,127

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-46

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-46
SC CHa-46 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-46 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-46 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-46 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-46 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kirakira at 117,140

Japanese Ships
SS I-22, hits 10

Allied Ships
DD Fullam
CL Mobile
CL Cleveland
DD Ammen
DD Fletcher
DD Thatcher
DD Terry

SS I-22 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fullam
DD Thatcher fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Terry attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-51, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC CHa-29

Allied Ships
SS S-42

SS S-42 launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-51
S-42 bottoming out ....
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
PT-84

PT-84 is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy PT

I will send my minesweepers here before I try any more bombardments.
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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 13

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 15th NZ AA Bde , at 54,151 , near Esperance

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 123 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 15th NZ AA Bde , at 54,151 , near Esperance

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 155 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 58 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 10 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 18000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 32
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/7th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/7th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 9 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2/6th Armoured Regiment, at 57,148 , near Kalgoorlie

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 112

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 42 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 37 (31 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
29 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kukong , at 79,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 25

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 7th New Chinese Corps, at 63,50 , near Lashio

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 17
B-25C Mitchell x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 24
B-25G Mitchell x 21

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
17 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 16

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim VD: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim VD bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 32

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
B-24D1 Liberator x 36

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 32nd Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Field AA Battalion ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 27

Allied aircraft losses
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 36

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 36

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 58
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 116

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 46

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 30

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 24

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Field AA Battalion, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 59,48 (Taung Gyi)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 3
P-38H Lightning x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet *
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Marine Division, at 54,151 , near Esperance

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 142 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 53 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 15 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 17000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Marine Division, at 54,151 , near Esperance

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 147 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 5 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 18000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 16th Recon Regiment, at 76,135 , near Tennant Creek

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lunga at 114,138

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
SBD-5 Dauntless x 33

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Teishun Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Natisan Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Teshio Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
PB Santos Maru
PB Hozugawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Teishun Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Natisan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Teshio Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Hozugawa Maru


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-29, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PT-79
PT-115
PT-116
PT-144
PT-149
PT-150
PT-152
PT-156
PT-191
PT-221

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on SC CHa-29
PT-221 engages SC CHa-29 at 2,000 yards
SC CHa-29 engages PT-115 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
SC CHa-29 sunk by PT-150 at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Invasion Support action off Kirakira (116,140)

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA La Salle
DD Conyngham

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Kirakira (116,140)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Madras
AM Bombay
AM Vireo
LST-451
LST-454

AM Madras fired at enemy troops
AM Bombay fired at enemy troops
AM Vireo fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Kirakira (116,140)

TF 327 troops unloading over beach at Kirakira, 116,140



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Pre-Invasion action off Kirakira (116,140)

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Danae
AKA Arcturus
DD Van Ghent

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

CL Danae firing at 78th Naval Guard Unit
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kirakira (116,140)

TF 338 troops unloading over beach at Kirakira, 116,140

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 21 (0 destroyed, 21 disabled)



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Ground combat at 57,148 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5295 troops, 72 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 392

Defending force 648 troops, 0 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 465

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 465 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 282 (282 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
2nd Tank/A Division
2nd Tank/B Division
2nd Tank/C Division

Defending units:
2/9th Armoured Regiment
2/6th Armoured Regiment
2/7th Armoured Regiment


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Ground combat at Kalgoorlie (56,147)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27663 troops, 259 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 1120

Defending force 33281 troops, 626 guns, 434 vehicles, Assault Value = 823

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
179 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Division
18th Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
Guards Tank/C Division
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
25th JNAF AF Unit
14th Army
45th Field AA Battalion
8th JAAF AF Bn
21st Ind.AA Gun Co
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
6th Australian Division
32nd Infantry Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
II Australian Corps
181st Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
70th Coast AA Regiment
2nd Medium Regiment
168th Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Jungle Regiment


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Ground combat at 54,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15094 troops, 123 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 448

Defending force 15666 troops, 410 guns, 248 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

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

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
9th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
23rd AA Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co

Defending units:
Americal Infantry Division
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
251st Coast AA Regiment


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Ground combat at 55,147 (near Kalgoorlie)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 28691 troops, 285 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039

Defending force 29702 troops, 574 guns, 816 vehicles, Assault Value = 977

Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
5th Division
2nd Guards Division
Guards Tank/A Division
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Field Construction Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
40th Field AA Battalion
39th Field Const Co
30th Fld AA Gun Co
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units:
4th Australian Division
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Marine Division
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
216th Coast AA Regiment
97th Coast AA Regiment
217th Coast AA Regiment


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Ground combat at 54,49 (near Ramree Island)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3374 troops, 18 guns, 374 vehicles, Assault Value = 268

Defending force 1995 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Allied adjusted assault: 411

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 31 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1462 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 82 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
14th Indian Light AA Regiment

Defending units:
7th Burma Militia Regiment
3rd RTA/B Division







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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/10/2013 1:02:36 PM   
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Nicely done!

This is the time in game where I too experienced a shift in surface combat, and IJN ships could no longer match up equally with the USN. It's a hard lesson to learn for an aggressive IJ player, so you might keep pushing here and see if he continues to take the bait.



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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/10/2013 1:53:27 PM   
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While I haven't sunk anything bigger than a CA, but his DD losses are starting to mount. I have sunk 44 DDs now and that is about 25% of his total of around 160 at this point in the game.

I have transport loading up at Vava'u for the next invasion in the Solomons. Meanwhile, transports are already headed for Luganville that will then turn south for Koumac invasion. The rest of the SoPac is a minor priority to get cleared, but most of those troops have been prepped for a while now, so I'll clear that area and give me more bases for troops.

While many players avoid playing Japan due to the economy. IMO, running the Operations Dept for the Allies when you have stacking limits is also a big challenge.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/10/2013 3:36:40 PM   
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I'll add my kudos for wiping out that IJN cruiser TF. Don't see that very often!
I think you are right that the number of SCTFs and the full speed decided the outcome.
I am sure he was not expecting you to send so many ships at full speed, or he would have had better defences.

Sad that the troops in Oz could not stand up to the IJA tanks. Were the allied tanks still the Marmon-Harringtons and Humbers? Those things are little more than armoured cars and cannot stand up to a true tank.

Once you get some Stuarts, Grants, Lees, Shermans and Matildas the situation will be reversed.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/10/2013 5:50:37 PM   
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My tanks were Grants. However, I didn't have any AA so he was able to disable most from the air and I was near or out of supply. The whole Western Australia campaign has been a major lesson. He now has about 10 or so divisions in that area. So......

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/11/2013 8:16:30 PM   
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Is it your feeling that he will use the 10 divisions in SW Australia to continue the offensive in Australia? Or is he going to be evacuating them? This could be your chance to force a carrier battle.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/12/2013 12:57:00 PM   
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Feedback needed!!

OK, my troops in western Australia will not escape due to hexside control issues. Only the stack with 2nd Marine that is NW of Esperance 'may' have a chance. The other three stacks around Kalgoorlie will NOT. Right now those three stacks are attacked by his bombers and then daily ground bombardment attacks. No deliberate attacks yet. The ground war has not been bloody to date and except for the Aussie, my pools are in good shape. Do I just let them continue to tie down his troops there or do I attack to kill mine by shock attacks so I can rebuild them??

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/12/2013 1:46:42 PM   
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If it were me, I'd probably shock attack with my tanks to get them rebuilt asap (just because they are so useful on offensive). As for the troops, well, I think you are probably the only one in a position to know which is the smarter call. Is there some way you can really take advantage of tying those 10 divisions down if you delay them? If so, that is probably worthwhile. If not, well, the name of the game as Japan is buying time, so delaying him does you no good if it ultimately delays you.

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RE: Australia Invaded!! NY59Giants (A) vs Olorin (J) - 7/12/2013 2:01:42 PM   
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What do you think he will do with his 10 divisions when they wipe out this resistance?
Continue to try to conquer all of Oz? You need to buy time to get your defences in shape so delay him.
Withdraw to fight in NG or the Solomons? Again, delay him so you can advance first.
Withdraw and send them to fight in Burma, China or garrison DEI? This would probably be advantageous to you and you want him to get on with it, so do the "banzai charge".
I assume your equipment/device pools are pretty good and you have some PP to buy back key units?

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