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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 7:56:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Encircled

So did I!

(and English is my first language!)


How did you reply to Joc and be north of him? Are you a wizard?

(Never mind. I see now. I am not a wizard, apparently.)

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 8:00:19 PM   
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A wizard moose. That would have been something to behold!

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 8:00:54 PM   
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A wizard moose. That would have been something to behold!


The pointy hat is a beatch!

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 8:04:59 PM   
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Whats a beatch!? Googled it but didn´t find anything...


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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 8:14:03 PM   
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Whats a beatch!? Googled it but didn´t find anything...




It's an American way of saying a word which will be screened out by the forum censorship code.

Female dog in the dictionary.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 8:23:55 PM   
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I kind of guessed it but didn´t dare say it. Its a naughty word when not talking about female dogs!

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/5/2013 9:13:48 PM   
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Two coincidences, Moose. First, I used "dissemble" in a private message to a forum member yesterday.

Second, I made the same vow when I started playing to keep up my AAR faithfully, even whenever the wheels come off and the Allied fleet is utterly destroyed. This vow was prompted by the realization that it is very hard to face a turn after complete disaster and tempting to let the AAR languish.


Dissemble is a great word.

I agree with you on the AAR. I'm not sure I will ever do another, and almost surely not a daily. But on this first run the daily element keeps me honest. I haven't missed a day yet. I know some days aren't worth a report, but having that structure forces me to be honest. Even when I'm not sure anybody is reading, and not sure Mike will ever wade through what will be hundreds of pages by then, I do it for me.

quote:

Let love be without dissimulation; abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good


The AAR is a pleasure to write even if there are few responses. Every time I despair of the hollow echoing clunk of emptiness that seems to pervade certain pages the counts keep going up, so someone must be having a look inside. Really though it organizes my thoughts more than anything. I've become a much better typist since playing this game and writing AARs as well!

Interesting that 'dissemble' was first used in the 15th century, so was a relatively new word when written (in the form dissimulation) in Romans 12:9 in the King James version. From Middle French 'dissimuler,' and before from Latin 'dissimulare.'

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/7/2013 3:06:16 PM   
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Still Sweeping Up

My first day with the new browser, new fonts, new spell-check. I am hopeful there will be fewer groaners provided the readership. (In that sentence there are now three red underlines; I really cannot type well.)

1) The sub war spiked today as it does occasionally. In the Strait leaving the Bay of B. O20 ran across a TF full of old BBs and CAs, presumably heading for Singers and fuel. One hit for minimal damage on the sub.

Three ASW 6 DDs work over I-21 near Pearl for 2 hits. It seems to be looking at Lahaina with Glens, or at least something is.

I-30 tags an xAKL near Diamond Harbor and she sinks off-stage. Immense piles of supplies are flowing from Calcutta to Chittagong, and a bit less to Ramree and Akyab. So far the levels inland at the Mandalay group are very stable, but Paoshan is still starving on air transport only.

Multiple ASW encounters off Sydney with a fine French destroyer are inconclusive.

In the northern Strait of Malacca an SC TF is on barrier patrol and tangles with S-36 twice. She is now based out of Colombo, giving the Allies more "good" fish in the Bay.

An I-boat flings at a heavily-damaged RN DD trying to make Colombo after the battles in the Bay. It misses, but the DD could not have fought either.

More enemy subs are detected off San Diego, near Colombo, and Glens are seen over Ramree and Akyab.

2. Scuttled a CL and Dutch DD. Both had made port, one at Pt. Blair, the other at Koggala on southern Ceylon. Both had system damage over 90 and fires out of control. Hermes at DG waiting for fuel; two more BB/BC are close. Royal Sovereign is still one day from Pt. Blair with massive damage and less than 1000 fuel. I think she'll make it as there is no fire, but system damage is in the mid-80s and she wouldn't make Madras or Colombo, and pierside repair at Pt. Blair will be snail's pace. She will likely fall to port attacks.

3. Night bombing at Singers and Kweiyang. At Singers 2 hits and 1180 Fires. I want to severely degrade the yards here, but the day CAP is massive, and this raid at night is only three B-17s. Interestingly, at both a night Oscar CAP is up, at Singers 17 planes. It's exactly this sort of asset-spreading I'm trying to force on Japan.

4. P-38s sweep Djambi alone at 28,000 feet, figuring the CAP will be low to catch the recent type of 100/1000 foot Oil attacks. The Zeros instead are on the roof and they get two L-birds for one of their own. The dance goes on.

5. The Chinese retreating back into Chungking after mauling a heavy IJA stack are hit several times in the open by Sallys and Helens. About 350 casualties, and they are mode-knocked from Move. At least 2-3 more days to their fort cover. It was still worth it.

6. The lead corps is very close to Rahaeng in southern Burma and the bombing is at ferocious levels. Very few casualties in the jungle.

7. What looks like probe bombing at Lanchow does no damage. This base is at Forts 5 +50% and is quietly accumulating organic supply. Japan would like to have this fuel I'm sure. The defenses are fairly stiff.

8. Ramree AF goes to 2. I have about ten broken fighters sitting there as I accidentally moved the av support to Prome. More is inbound from the north, but in the meantime the pilots play cards and drink jungle juice.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/7/2013 8:06:15 PM   
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Any chance you could beef up Port Blair as a CAP/AA trap with Royal Sovereign as the bait?

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/7/2013 11:28:19 PM   
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Any chance you could beef up Port Blair as a CAP/AA trap with Royal Sovereign as the bait?


If he sends Bettys they'll be escorted and from Rangoon.

I have a few P-40s in the pool, like 9, but they can't stand up to Zeroes.

I've about accepted I'll lose her. If I get the chance I'll knock a little system off and see if I can jump her to Diamond Harbor. She won't fit at Calcutta. With the flooding she has I'd need system probably at 15 or so to make it to Colombo.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/8/2013 11:58:20 AM   
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Thanks for the reply to my earlier questions Moose, there's a lot to learn and remember!

I assume you don't lose VP's for scuttled ships, so the CL and DD were scuttled before they sank and thus gave away VP's?

Cheers

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/8/2013 4:22:26 PM   
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Thanks for the reply to my earlier questions Moose, there's a lot to learn and remember!

I assume you don't lose VP's for scuttled ships, so the CL and DD were scuttled before they sank and thus gave away VP's?

Cheers


From Section 17.0 Victory Conditions:

"If a ship is scuttled, it will score 10% less than its standard VP’s."

So, a small savings. Still hurts.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/8/2013 7:47:06 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Doggie3

Thanks for the reply to my earlier questions Moose, there's a lot to learn and remember!

I assume you don't lose VP's for scuttled ships, so the CL and DD were scuttled before they sank and thus gave away VP's?

Cheers


From Section 17.0 Victory Conditions:

"If a ship is scuttled, it will score 10% less than its standard VP’s."

So, a small savings. Still hurts.

I think it also guarantees you will save the ship's commander, as opposed to the 50/50 if it just sinks.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/9/2013 1:12:50 AM   
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It's Good To Have Aggressive Sub COs





1) As the screenie shows, big brass ones. Into the lion's den, one loading xAK is history.


Submarine attack near Keijo at 103,50

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitiryu Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Trigger

xAK Nitiryu Maru is sighted by SS Trigger
SS Trigger attacking xAK Nitiryu Maru on the surface

2) I-boat gets supply hauler off Indian coast. She sinks later.

Submarine attack near Cochin at 27,39

Japanese Ships
SS I-29

Allied Ships
xAK Islami, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

3) Still resting strat bombers. Moved very light Chinese CAP in to Chungking, hoping to get unescorted Sallys. Got 30 Oscars. One lost for each side. Strong bombing of troops returning to capital. Over 300 casualties again.

4) Bataan actually has a positive supply number today. 20.

5) Although the 1943 submarine mines are beasts, I went ahead and ordered two SSTs to convert. I have possible uses for them in any future SNAGGLEPUSS.

6) Medium strong garrison quietly moving into empty Rabaul. It's very early to have enough to hold against concerted effort, but six months into the war Japan has shown no interest in taking it, and it's a very, very useful base. SNAGGLEPUSS-wise and all.

7) Maneuvering continues in Burma, but it's boring to relate. Prome AF goes to 3 today. The garrison is growing. Toungoo has a lot of troops but nothing I have tried will get more than 40 supply in there. Forts are stuck at 2 + 73% for two weeks. Today Blenheims began flying in 9 plane loads a day. He is massing on the road SW of that base, a key pick-up in FUDD. I would like to hold it.

8)The 1-stack east of Chengtu is probe bombed. It is the 36th ID. North-central China is being carved up by multiple Japanese stack and hexside controls. There's not much to do yet, and the supply levels for China are a concern.

A lot of sweeps and light CAP responses, not worth mentioning. Overall this period deems like a pause by both sides after the battles in the Bay. Soon the next phase will begin.



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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/10/2013 3:10:33 PM   
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Submarines Off India

Another fairly slow, repositioning, marching day of prep. The year 1942 has some of these.

1) Japan seems to be making a concerted effort to inject subs into the Bay of B, especially along the Indian coast. Clearly he has seen the seaborne railroad I have running between Calcutta and Chittagong and Akyab which so far has been feeding adequate supplies into central Burma and Lashio. The Allies simply do not have enough escorts to give some to every TF, so a lot are bare. The sub attack code has always seemed to give subs a leg up in detection of unescorted TFs.

I did detail two precious DDs to run a patrol between Diamond Harbor and Chittagong. It is found and attacked by an RO-boat, an interesting choice given the range to fuel. (I have some indication that most of these subs are coming past Oosthaven and not up the Strait from Singers.)

Sub attack near Cox's Bazar at 53,43

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Tjerk Hiddes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage (sinks)
DD Foxhound

Submarine attack near Mangalore at 30,32

Japanese Ships
SS I-29

Allied Ships
xAK Historian, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

2) This one was my fault. A routing mistake. I've been running fuel from Soerbaja to northern Oz in a steady stream for months and this TF didn't get waypointed south and then east.

Submarine attack near Lautem at 72,115

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAKL Bintoehan, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

3)Light sweeps at PBang as forts go over 90% to Level 5.

4) In the jungle near Rahaeng the lead Chinese corps, which would reach the city too early, is re-routed west to cross the river and cut the road to Moulmein. This may pull one of the two heavy defenders out of the Rahaeng hex and make the two trailing corps' job easier. If not, the road will be cut. The lead two corps are bombed heavily for the Nth time for 11 casualties and 5 damaged Nells.

5) Some half-hearted sweeps and bombing in numerous places by Japan. It's possible the first wave upgrade from non-historical R&D is beginning. Most Allied CAP remains withdrawn.

6) The Chungking sector has heavy bombing, both of the AF (AA damages 7 Sallys and downs 1) and of the stack retreating toward Chingking after being defeated at Neikang. The larger Chinese stack which won is alrredy back in Chungking. The LCUs still in the field take about 350 casualties and continue toward safety. Light bombing at Chengtu destroys a Hudson for two Sallys; biplane CAP does remarkably well. Forts here are very near 5 and supplies are decent.

The Big Stack in the mountains continue one mile per day west north of Tsuyung.

7) Yokosuka 1st SNLF takes open Muntok at the mouth of Palembang. Nothing is coming or going from PBang by sea anymore, but this is still a nice air base, albeit one which needs sea supply. Oosthaven remains the lifeline into PBang. Oosthaven's Forts go to 3 today. The US Army division is still coming, but the environment in the Sunda Strait is getting more crowded all the time.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/12/2013 2:51:04 PM   
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Building Progress

1) Everybody has a style in playing this game. A big part of mine is emphasizing Forts. They are force multipliers and, once built, defend without eating groceries. I always start building on Day 1, and I build nearly everywhere. Central Canada, NZ, Karachi. Today some of the biggest events were accomplished by the engineers, not the infantry.

Mare Island expands airfield to size 4
Adak Island expands fortifications to size 1
Dutch Harbor expands fortifications to size 5
Kona expands airfield to size 3
Colombo expands fortifications to size 4
Lashio expands fortifications to size 6
Imphal expands airfield to size 4
Multan expands fortifications to size 2
Palembang expands fortifications to size 5
Ulan Bator expands airfield to size 5

The two in bold are especially significant. Lashio construction can now be halted and the fairly significant supply eaten by high level fort building can flow past to Paoshan. Palembang's accomplishment is even more important in the overall Allied top-level strategy of Oil denial. PBang will continue to build as long as possible. It has Seabees now, and 180,000 supply. Even Forts 5 mean a long, destructive siege with lots of combat engineers invested by the enemy. If I can deny him PBang until mid-1943 his scope of fleet action will begin to diminish. That or aircraft production.

2) The other major effort today is a resumption of focused strat bombing at Djambi. Some new B-17s just delievered in-theater, some rest for the veterans, and refreshed P-38s on LRCAP on the roof, and some nice results are achieved. Multiple raids, most escorted.

17 total Oil hits are recorded; Djambi is nearly out of the oil business. 3 Zeros and 1 Oscar are downed. 1 B-26 is lost, 1 damaged, and 1 B-25C is damaged.

3) Banshees hit the landing force at Muntok for light casualties. I expect them to be lifted off, so there may be anti-shipping missions soon. If they march down the island they will be harassed.

4) "Normal" amounts and locations of bombing in China. Route marching refugees heading for the capital are raked again. Bombers over Chungking are hurt pretty badly by AA. 4 Sallys damaged, 1 destroyed. The Allies are ahead by about 500 planes in total losses for the war to date.

5) USS Snapper moves inshore near Ominato and finds TF hugging the shoreline. Misses an xAK TF and is ASW attacked for no damage.

6) Overall the sub force is re-staging to Midway en masse for fleet boats, and most of the S-boats are being sent to a new, integrated base at Dutch Harbor. The only thing it lacks is an ARD, which are not available yet. Forts there are 5 and good CAP is provided from Umnak I. Adak has a small garrison now, and is building forts and AF. I foresee a push farther west in 1943 with a view to an assault on Sakhalin I. in spring 1944.

7) The Allies bombard at Bataan again in another "I have supply so beware" action. The siege forces are the same and are significant. Cebu is about out of supply and the Cats delivering from there withdraw on 6/1, but Bataan still lives on.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/15/2013 4:18:46 PM   
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Getting ready to dump the Tracker DB to increase load speed. This is the VP trend line since the last dump. After the fall of Singers things haven't been too bad for the Allies.






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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 6/15/2013 4:31:20 PM   
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I'm Running

I'm under extreme time pressure today in RL, so I'm going to just post the combat report. It shows a lot of missed sub attacks, a lot of "progress" bombing, etc. Biggest result for Allies is 10 more Oil hits at Djambi. Moving the peanut stuff.

I'm running today and tomorrow for RL reasons I think would interest the forum but which I can't talk about yet (Or perhaps ever. We shall see.)

I hope to be back by Monday AM.

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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
TK Yamazuru Maru
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS S-40

SS S-40 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Yamazuru Maru
S-40 diving deep ....
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
APD Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes at APD Yomogi
Spearfish diving deep ....
APD Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub vs Sub: SS Pike attacking SS I-156 at 52,92 - near Billiton

Japanese Ships
SS I-156, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pike

SS Pike launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards


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Sub attack near Lihue at 177,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Aylwin
DD Cassin

SS I-21 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Aylwin
I-21 diving deep ....
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cassin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aylwin is out of ASW ammo
DD Aylwin is out of ASW ammo
DD Aylwin is out of ASW ammo
DD Aylwin is out of ASW ammo
DD Aylwin is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Donggala at 66,99

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 17

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

Captain of SS Spearfish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Spearfish diving deep ....
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIa Trop: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 17000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 55th Chinese Corps, at 58,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 55th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 55th Chinese Corps, at 58,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-36 Ida x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 37,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 19820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 82 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 74,45 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 7th Construction Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 74,45 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

No Japanese losses

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

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

Also attacking 39th Group Army ...
Also attacking 3rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 58,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 39th Group Army, at 74,45 , near Neikiang

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

No Japanese losses

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

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



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Morning Air attack on 59th Chinese Corps, at 68,45 , near Tsuyung

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 85th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 59th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 17000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 13 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chungking ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Chungking ...
Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

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

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chengtu , at 75,41

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/29th FS CAF with I-15-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 72,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kinugasa Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai/C with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 1 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Chitose Ku S-1 Det with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32810 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
LB-30 Liberator x 3
P-38E Lightning x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 5000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 Det with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32810 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
50th Sentai/C with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kweiyang , at 74,49

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 10

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 2
Fires 1420

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington Ic bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 50,90 (Muntok)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-24 Banshee bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 50,90 (Muntok)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 8

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11
P-38E Lightning x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 Det with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 32810 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
50th Sentai/C with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 Det with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32810 , scrambling fighters to 31810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
50th Sentai/C with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 81 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 38,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
P-400 Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet

CAP engaged:
35th FG/HqS with P-400 Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 36,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila Bay Defenses , at 78,77 (Bataan)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 20

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 3

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hudson I bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Mooseman, I am an infrequent reader of this AAR.  Could you please tell me (short version) what happened around Turn 140 that caused the major shift in VPs.  It would save me much time and would be appreciated. 

Hope whatever sercet mission you are presently conducting in RL goes well.

Thanks. 

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Singers fell.

I'm off on the secret mission. The meeting code phrase is: "The fox hunts at night."

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Shoud I encounter a moose in sunglasses at night, I will surely remember that code phrase and keep my distance:).

Thank you for the clarification re Singers.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58

Singers fell.

I'm off on the secret mission. The meeting code phrase is: "The fox hunts at night."

A moose in fox's clothing ... that we gotta see!
I hope you are between racks at this time of year.

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Double O Moose?

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I Have Returned!

It is interesting to me, a little, that it was assumed it was I who was "the fox." In the initial meeting sequence with my conspirator I was "Dudley Do-Right." The Fox, suitably attired in the finest European blue suit and yellow tie, sat at the bar of the poshest drinkery in Minneapolis, plying the mixologist with tales of the antipodean lifestyle, awaiting Do-Right and Girl of the Prairie (who looked lovely BTW.)

The weekend meeting was fruitful for both sides, full of cultural exchange, fine food and drink, and even a bit of big-time baseball (interspersed with comparisons to cricket, that interesting, but less substantial game ) This morning in a few hours' time the Fox will be winging his way to his next assignment, but leaving me fully briefed in on thoughts for a Pacific campaign, and especially new insights into a potential Operation SNAGGLEPUSS.

The Fox may have flown, but the Moose is ready for battle!

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Mamas, Don't Let Your Allies Keep Palembang

We return to our regular format.

A day of mostly sparring. The biggest events in the air over Sumatra, where the increasingly tight Allied hold on PBang continues to give Japan fits.

1) Oil is vital, oil is king. Other Allied strategies can flank it, but destruction of Japan's oil supply cuts to the heart of its ability to resist in the game, on every level. The Allies have been tearing at this chink from the earliest days and this day sees another series of body blows. No other place on the map is more vital to Japan today, tomorrow, and yesterday than Palembang. But Japanese ground and air efforts are not focused there.

US Army air forces operating from PBang strike heavily at Djambi, escorted by the few P-38s in the inventory. They are decisive along with Japan's lack of air defenses there. Sweeps are mounted at PBang--27 Zeroes meet two P-400s, but Djambi is left to bleed. It is not as big an oil faucet as some, but it was a significant source, and now it is almost out of business.

Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-17E Fortress x 4
P-38E Lightning x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Oil hits 7

Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18
P-38E Lightning x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed

Oil hits 27

2)Subs increasingly patrol the Bay of B. and the Indian coast, forcing Allied redeployment of scarce escorts. Today one old PG fights off an I-boat near Calicut. But near Wake, which is growing in defense and will be key to SNAGLEPUSS, RO-65 sinks supply ship xAKL Regulus by gunfire. Later in the turn the sub-sunk sound effect is heard; perhaps a mine? No other indication in any report is found.

3) Besides the Djambi victories Allied strat bombing starts 365 Fires at Sian (3 Hudsons from Chengtu), and 2872 at Kweiyang from bases in Burma. Kweiyang's core industries are about 50% degraded now from recon; there is no CAP there, yet hundreds of Japanese fighters sweep open skies at Ramree, Prome, and elsewhere.

4) Anti-supply bombing continues at Chungking and it's working. I have never fought a full-on siege at Chungking, with or without supply, so it will be interesting. About 20 IJA bombers are damaged or destroyed by AA there today.

5) Light anti-naval strikes from Soerbaja find a TF led by at least one CA, with large xAKs, at Kendari. My feeling is this is a fueling stop for this TF which is probably tasked with further transport to Timor. I may sortie from Soerbaja to oppose it if it comes south.

6) Notable construction today:

Cocos Islands expands airfield to size 3
Chengtu expands fortifications to size 5

EDIT

Open the next turn and see I-3 scuttled near Billiton. Thus explaining the sub sunk sound effect.

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Kendari Raid

1)The CA-escorted TF seen yesterday at Kendari is too fat to be ignored, A 3-CA TF is sortied from Soerbaja. In a few days two more CLs and some DDs would be ready, but the Allies can't wait. The unloading TF is caught in 100% moonlight and the battle is pretty one-sided.





Night Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Katori, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Abukuma
DD Hatakaze
DD Hakaze
TB Hato
AV Sanuki Maru
xAK Arizona Maru
xAK Tacoma Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Anyo Maru
xAK Kinugasa Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kagu Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAK Kirishima Maru, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola
CA Australia, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Canberra, Shell hits 9, on fire

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
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The ship-sunk sound is heard several times after the action. I think the IJN CL is gone, and at least one other very large xAK; possibly up to three depending on fires. CA Kako took one penetrating 8in hit. Other than the Long Lance strike the Allies would have been hardly mussed. Most of the hits were either AA calibers or stopped by armor. An Escort TF was formed on withdrawl, so I think flooding could be at least in the high 30s on CA Australia.

The heavy escort and large xAKs in this TF probably indicate an ID-plus being aboard. They seem to have been unloading at Kendari and not fueling. Possibly a stack build for operations on Timor, NG, or northern Oz. Don't know; there's lots of places they could be prepped for. But this raid messed up some of those plans at least.

2) Japanese sub ops up the Indian coast and near Chittagong continue and draw blood. Two merchants are sunk near Ramree and Diamond Harbor. Ramree is not necessary right now and with a Port=0 unloading takes half of forever with no LSTs. I do need to continue to shove supply into Chittagong. There are some ASW assets working--HMS Hotspur and a KV duel with subs--but there is next to no air assistance available for ASW.

3) Djambi oil strikes score 1 point of damage. CAP is still very anemic. The AF there is reported to go to Level 2 today. Escorted transports coming in there are intercepted by P-38s.

Flying Fortresses hit Balikpapan twice for the first time in weeks and do 9 Oil hits. There is no CAP, but three Forts are damaged by barrage balloons.

4) In the Chinese mountains a major change in the saga of the Big Stack is unfolding. It has been headed west at one mile per day on top of Tsuyung. Three LCUs had come out of the city to sit on the yellow road in its path. To the east on the road behind it a tank regiment has been drawing nearer, while to the west back toward Paoshan a Chinese corps has been coming to open a hexside. I had figured to come into the conflict hex and keep going, unless the 3-stack of Japanese wanted a fight. Instead, today, 27 LCUs are in the conflict hex in the path of the oncoming Big Stack. Tsuyung has only two LCUs remaining.

This will be interesting. In raw AV the Japanese have a big advantage. Supply as well, although as soon as the BS is in the conflict hex with an open hexside to the west supply from Burma ought to flow. But the Japanese have given up the city terrain advantage and are in equally bad terrain which disfavors whomever attacks. Also, the BS contains the Red Army HQ, a national command HQ, with a very impressive CO who is no longer Mao. If the Chinese are routed they will squirt down the yellow road toward Paoshan where they're going anyway (I have plans for them in southern Burma.)

If Japan does not fight and only follows them to Paoshan the BS can stop there behind the forts and fight on better ground. With the VP loss ratio even a rout, while bad, is not always a VP disaster if they get their licks in on the Japanese stack too. To me Japan would be better served letting them pass, then following for Paoshan, although Japan may not know the Paoshan fort levels and figure fighting on the road in mountains is still better (also closer to supply from Tsuyung.) Either way, another interesting chess problem for both sides.

5)The BS is bombed twice. Chungking is as well with 16 damaged IJA bombers. The three maneuvering corps near Rahaeng take their daily dose. Sabang as well; I think a landing there is coming Pretty Soon Now.

This one had, as they say, a high pucker factor for the Allies:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Katong
xAKL Belawan

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo NO hits

6) Battle refugee report: Repulse is off map and 8 days from CT. Hermes and two more BBs are at DG waiting for fuel, 1-2 days out. All should make CT with no further damage. BB Royal Sov. at Pt. Blair has been left alone and has repaired two System points. The anchor there might be assumed to be an AKE or tender. I'm OK with that. Colombo is cranking on cruiser repairs. One CA is fully done; the others are coming along. The USN force sent from the Pac is a few days out from Colombo and will provide three more cruisers and I think about a dozen DDs. BB Oklahoma is on the way as well.

7) Construction: as above, Djambi AF to 2. Port Blair Forts to 4.

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No DDs/Escorts for your CAs?

EDIT: Nm missed the text above the screen!

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quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

No DDs/Escorts for your CAs?

EDIT: Nm missed the text above the screen!


Livin' the dream!

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AAR Aside

I know this isn't the most popular AAR on the forum, but I had thought somebody here had good SAT scores and knew the meaning of "antipodean" vis a vis the Fox.

Nothing? Bueller? Bueller?

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AAR Aside

I know this isn't the most popular AAR on the forum, but I had thought somebody here had good SAT scores and knew the meaning of "antipodean" vis a vis the Fox.

Nothing? Bueller? Bueller?


Australia (and the surrounding area), because it's on the other side of the world from Britain. IIRC the word's origins (at least in usage) are associated with the British Empire.

Just learned this the other day, actually.

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