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RE: Advice Requested - 10/23/2012 5:44:14 AM   
PaxMondo


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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Hi Guys - hey help me out here please.

My Hibiki is damaged and I want to get her to a port for repairs. The closest decent base is Cam Ranh Bay. The closest base is Miri. Hibiki broke off into it's own TF - so she's solo with the following damage 63/23/22/49. the 23 flood damage - 5 is Major.
- run at cruise speed or stay @ mission speed?
- try to get other DD to match with Hibiki (thinking they'll help fight fires)
- try to sit in a hex and "hide" for a turn or two while fighting fires/damage and then shoot for Cam Ranh Bay?
- Miriis 16 hexes & Cam Ranh Bay is 23 hexes away.
- Forcast Partly Cloudy (Advanced weather is off in this game) Moonlight 0%

What would you do and why? Is there any other information you'd look at to help you make a decision?



Cruise speed, no question. Put at least one other DD with her. PRAY. 75% she is a goner. 63% system damage says she will struggle with any fire, and 49 fires is BIG.

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RE: Advice Requested - 10/23/2012 5:51:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Hi Guys - hey help me out here please.

For LCU - I've got a couple of units that I want to drop their fatigue/disruption as fast as I can. Is there anything in the leader ratings I can use that you *know* works? I think I want to set the units to RESERVE with the thought they will recover faster. Is this an urban myth or should I just leave them at COMBAT but no movement. I'm gunna flood the base with supplies thinking 2x supplies or better should help reduce disruption.

What do you do to drop fatigue/disruption?


things that hurt recovery (so minimize/avoid these):
1. proximity to hostile units
2. distance to HQ
3. low supply
4. outside controlled base hex

Things that help:
1. rest mode

Oops, gotta go ... try to finish later ...


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Post #: 62
CombatReport for 12.17.41 - 10/24/2012 5:49:15 AM   
1EyedJacks


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Hi everyone,

So I sent the turn off for Steve to input his side for 12.18.41. We are upgrading to 11.19e (although the label on the screen says 1.7.11.19b) but I guess this is because Michaelm hasn’t updated the screenie name to reflect this patch.

So in China troops are still moving. I’m already a bit impatient but the truth is I lose 4-6 days just getting my Kwantung troops to and from Strat-move. Add a few days for actual travel… I am getting more air units in the area and am doing much better in the recon side of things. Steve has 10 LCU @ Chengchow and I guess he wants to smack me as I cross the river. I marched the 35th Div around and behind Chengchow. My best guess is that Steve is already falling back towards Sian. I’ll try for Liuchow and Nanning and try to work the rail line up to Changsha. I think if I can get to and hold Kweiyang I can block a lot of his troops from falling back to Chungking. To do this I really need to get a few divisions down near Hangchow and start marching them along the coastal roads. And use my air units to bomb bases to stop him from forting plus more recon to keep track of where he plans to make his defensive stand.

For Burma I have the 3rd and 7th RTA Divisions at Chiang Mai. I’ll march them across and ford the river above Moulmine. I show 14 LCU @ Rangoon. I was wondering why I was seeing so many ships at that port. I figured he was trying to pull his units out but it looks like he’s forting up. If he’s forting up at Rangoon than he’ll probably try the fortress Palembang thing too. The 25th Army is at Rahaeng and pushing for Moulmine. I keep sweeping Moulmine and he keeps putting up CAP. I’m guessing he has to run out of those H81-A3 soon – huh? My FoW must be totally wonkers as I show 80 destroyed in combat and of those, 63 by air-to-air.

In Malaya Steve is CAPing Singapore but I’m bringing Zeroes to sweep up over there too. Everything he has there is running to Singapore.

My subs have been catching a few small TFs running to/from Palembang so I figured Steve was trying to beef it up. Near Palembang I had a SCTF of 2BB & 2DD run down 4CL and a pair of DD. I spanked them pretty hard. It was fun to watch from my end. We had 4 or 5 engagements between the two TFs. I think the two TFs had patrol orders locked in and they kept bumping heads while trying to follow orders. For my side the Hibiki took some tough damage and I’m trying to get her to safety. I’m guessing he sent them up near Palembang for a reason. I figure they must be paving the way for ships headed to Palembang as there’s not much larger for warships that can go up the river.

Hey – can CA go up the river or is it CL and lesser?

In the Philippines I’m showing Manila with airfield damage of 65. I’ll switch to Clark on the next turn. I want to bleed his supplies as much as I can before he forts up. I’m curious to see if where Steve makes his stand. I see 16 LCU at Clark so that’s my current guess.

Near Hawaii I’m stocking up around bases, reloading KB for Bear, and getting ready for a push at the main isle.

I’ve got a pair of subs that have been scoping about Christmas Isle. I’m bearing presents for the isle’s inhabitants.




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RE: A Spanking - 10/27/2012 9:41:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Steve is pounding oil @ Miri with 4E bombers. I was using Nates but they are ineffective. Oscars get the next try.

Attacks on Babeldoap tends to end badly for B-17 from PI (and there are only CLAUDEs on CAP), so I am guessing it is combination of fighters, and AA fire, what cause damage. Try to put there some ground AA units (transport them by air, not that you have much use for your transport planes)

quote:

For LCU - I've got a couple of units that I want to drop their fatigue/disruption as fast as I can. Is there anything in the leader ratings I can use that you *know* works? I think I want to set the units to RESERVE with the thought they will recover faster. Is this an urban myth or should I just leave them at COMBAT but no movement. I'm gunna flood the base with supplies thinking 2x supplies or better should help reduce disruption.

What do you do to drop fatigue/disruption?

The main trick that works is to put it into large base. In something like Manila LCU tends to zeroing dis/fat in 3 days.

quote:

My Hibiki is damaged and I want to get her to a port for repairs. The closest decent base is Cam Ranh Bay. The closest base is Miri. Hibiki broke off into it's own TF - so she's solo with the following damage 63/23/22/49. the 23 flood damage - 5 is Major.
- run at cruise speed or stay @ mission speed?
- try to get other DD to match with Hibiki (thinking they'll help fight fires)
- try to sit in a hex and "hide" for a turn or two while fighting fires/damage and then shoot for Cam Ranh Bay?
- Miriis 16 hexes & Cam Ranh Bay is 23 hexes away.
- Forcast Partly Cloudy (Advanced weather is off in this game) Moonlight 0%

What would you do and why? Is there any other information you'd look at to help you make a decision?

There is something in manual, that additional ships in TF help with fire fighting. You should go to nearest base, and send there some repair ship and/or Naval Support. IIRC AD can also help repair DD.
I think ship have better chance of putting fires down, when it is disbanded.

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RE: A Spanking - 10/27/2012 8:22:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: inqistor

quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Steve is pounding oil @ Miri with 4E bombers. I was using Nates but they are ineffective. Oscars get the next try.

Attacks on Babeldoap tends to end badly for B-17 from PI (and there are only CLAUDEs on CAP), so I am guessing it is combination of fighters, and AA fire, what cause damage. Try to put there some ground AA units (transport them by air, not that you have much use for your transport planes)

quote:

For LCU - I've got a couple of units that I want to drop their fatigue/disruption as fast as I can. Is there anything in the leader ratings I can use that you *know* works? I think I want to set the units to RESERVE with the thought they will recover faster. Is this an urban myth or should I just leave them at COMBAT but no movement. I'm gunna flood the base with supplies thinking 2x supplies or better should help reduce disruption.

What do you do to drop fatigue/disruption?

The main trick that works is to put it into large base. In something like Manila LCU tends to zeroing dis/fat in 3 days.

quote:

My Hibiki is damaged and I want to get her to a port for repairs. The closest decent base is Cam Ranh Bay. The closest base is Miri. Hibiki broke off into it's own TF - so she's solo with the following damage 63/23/22/49. the 23 flood damage - 5 is Major.
- run at cruise speed or stay @ mission speed?
- try to get other DD to match with Hibiki (thinking they'll help fight fires)
- try to sit in a hex and "hide" for a turn or two while fighting fires/damage and then shoot for Cam Ranh Bay?
- Miriis 16 hexes & Cam Ranh Bay is 23 hexes away.
- Forcast Partly Cloudy (Advanced weather is off in this game) Moonlight 0%

What would you do and why? Is there any other information you'd look at to help you make a decision?

There is something in manual, that additional ships in TF help with fire fighting. You should go to nearest base, and send there some repair ship and/or Naval Support. IIRC AD can also help repair DD.
I think ship have better chance of putting fires down, when it is disbanded.


Oscars are doing better than Nates. I'm not shooting anything down but combat reports show I'm getting in some damage and I'm losing less oil centers from the attacks.

I here you on the fatigue thing. It's just that I have poor troops (RTA) that I'm pushing towards Burma and they seem to dislike foraging through the jungles.

I tried reducing speed and pushing towards Cam Ranh Bay while running a couple of DD towards his path. Hibiki sank B4 they could get to him...



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RE: A Spanking - 10/27/2012 8:36:56 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 41
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-25

Allied Ships
DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan

SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes at DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DM Tracy
DM Preble

SS I-4 is located by DM Tracy
DM Preble fails to find sub and abandons search
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Tracy attacking submerged sub ....
DM Tracy is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
AM Bobolink

SS I-169 is sighted by escort
I-169 diving deep ....
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DM Tracy
DM Preble

SS I-4 launches 2 torpedoes at DM Tracy
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
AM Tern

Captain of SS I-9 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-9 diving deep ....
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Ichang , at 83,48 <<-- This is how you get past a CAP

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-3M bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Ichang , at 83,48

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-3M bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal

SS Narwhal is sighted by escort
Narwhal bottoming out ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
DD Shaw, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage <<-- Finally!!!
DD Monaghan

SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shaw
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Hengchun at 85,68

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Perch

SS Perch is sighted by escort
Perch diving deep ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Quinhon at 67,68

Japanese Ships
xAKL Meiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

xAKL Meiko Maru is sighted by SS Searaven
SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Meiko Maru


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
PC Reliance

Captain of SS I-15 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-15 diving deep ....
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
AM Turkey
AM Grebe

Captain of SS I-21 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-21 diving deep ....
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Grebe fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lanai at 181,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
AM Vireo
AM Bobolink

SS I-3 is located by AM Vireo
I-3 bottoming out ....
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bobolink fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
PC Reliance, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage <<-- Makes gurgle noises in the movie

SS RO-65 launches 2 torpedoes
RO-65 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan

SS RO-65 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Monaghan
RO-65 diving deep ....
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monaghan cannot reach attack position over SS RO-65
DD Monaghan cannot establish contact with SS RO-65
DD Monaghan cannot reach attack position over SS RO-65
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD MacDonough

SS I-4 is sighted by escort
I-4 diving deep ....
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84
Clearing out the CAP to start shutting down his airfield. I've got TFs ready to hit Singkawang and Palembang...

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kuala Lumpur , at 49,79

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 33
Ki-27b Nate x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3
Ki-27b Nate x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-44 Tojo x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 53rd Chinese Corps, at 77,50 , near Chihkiang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 53rd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 78th Chinese Corps, at 82,53 , near Changsha

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 56th Infantry Regiment, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 1

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 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:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 21st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 56th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 12th Engineer Regiment, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 5

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-27b Nate (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 10
Swordfish I x 5

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Kumano

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9
Swordfish I x 2

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 3

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Djemadja at 53,82

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
Swordfish I x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 7 damaged

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Argonaut, hits 3 <<-- Spying on me. One of those looked like a good hit.

SS Argonaut is sighted by escort
Argonaut bottoming out ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD Hull
DD Monaghan

SS I-4 is located by DD Hull
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-4 eludes DD Monaghan by diving deep
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Monaghan
DD Monaghan cannot establish contact with SS I-4
SS I-4 eludes DD Monaghan by diving deep
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monaghan loses contact with SS I-4
DD Monaghan cannot establish contact with SS I-4
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DM Ramsay
DM Preble

SS I-19 is located by DM Ramsay
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Preble fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD MacDonough

SS I-4 is sighted by escort
I-4 diving deep ....
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough attacking submerged sub ....
DD MacDonough cannot establish contact with SS I-4
SS I-4 eludes DD MacDonough by diving deep
DD MacDonough loses contact with SS I-4
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru
PB Kosin Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Argonaut

SS Argonaut is sighted by escort
Argonaut bottoming out ....
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at 90,48 (near Hwainan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5593 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

Defending force 127 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 195

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 195 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled <<-- Not much left of this unit after repeated attacks by my LCU
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at 92,38 (near Chengting)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7965 troops, 54 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

Defending force 9254 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 155

Allied adjusted defense: 253

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses: <<-- Not a lot of damage to my troops - just bad terrain
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
5th Armored Car Co
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

All of the garrison units in China that I've been plying the railways with have pretty much
arrived and are off to their assignments.

Another round of Invasion TFs have hit the waters.

Christmas Isle should see a landing next turn
.



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TTFN,

Mike

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 83,68

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
xAK Kotoku Maru
xAK Kazuura Maru
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Shark

SS Shark is sighted by escort
Shark diving deep ....
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatakaze cannot reach attack position over SS Shark
SS Shark eludes ASW attack from DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze cannot reach attack position over SS Shark
DD Matsukaze cannot establish contact with SS Shark
DD Matsukaze cannot reach attack position over SS Shark
SS Shark eludes ASW attack from DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 182,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-8

Allied Ships
DD Conyngham
DD Ward
DD Reid

SS I-8 is sighted by escort
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DM Montgomery

SS I-173 is sighted by escort
I-173 bottoming out ....
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Christmas Island (174,141)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tatuharu Maru
xAP Kashima Maru
DD Hayate

xAK Tatuharu Maru firing at Christmas USN CPNAB
xAK Tatuharu Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Kashima Maru fired at enemy troops
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 Christmas Island (174,141)

TF 18 troops unloading over beach at Christmas Island, 174,141

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 51st Nav Gd
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 51st Nav Gd /2
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 51st Nav Gd /2


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Muntok at 49,89, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
xAKL Beatrice, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

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

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages xAKL Beatrice at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CA Kumano engages xAKL Beatrice at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages xAKL Beatrice at 20,000 yards
xAKL Beatrice sunk by CA Mikuma at 20,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
DMS Chandler
DMS Lamberton

SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Chandler
I-170 diving deep ....
DMS Chandler fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Lamberton attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-170 eludes ASW attack from DMS Lamberton
DMS Lamberton cannot establish contact with SS I-170
SS I-170 eludes ASW attack from DMS Lamberton
SS I-170 eludes ASW attack from DMS Lamberton
DMS Lamberton cannot establish contact with SS I-170
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Plunger

SS Plunger is sighted by escort
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 29
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
G4M1 Betty x 92

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 90th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3
Ki-44 Tojo x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 8

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lingayen at 79,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-33

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



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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Group Army ...
Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 53rd Chinese Corps, at 76,50 , near Kweiyang

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 49,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 3

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on 56th Infantry Regiment, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 5
Blenheim IV x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x Blenheim I bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 42nd Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 21st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 56th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 42nd Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 56th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 49,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9
Swordfish I x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma, Torpedo hits 1
CA Suzuya

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
2 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 17000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 28

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 49,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 3

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 49,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9
Swordfish I x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 100 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 100 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 1 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 179,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-169

Allied Ships
DMS Boggs
DMS Chandler
DMS Lamberton

SS I-169 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS Boggs
DMS Chandler fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Lamberton attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Lamberton loses contact with SS I-169
DMS Lamberton loses contact with SS I-169
DMS Lamberton cannot establish contact with SS I-169
DMS Lamberton fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
AM Rail
AM Tern

SS I-4 is located by AM Rail
I-4 diving deep ....
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Tern fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching (58,88) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze
AMC Saigon Maru

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

DD Hakaze firing at Sarawak Force
Sarawak Force firing at DD Hakaze
DD Hakaze fired at enemy troops
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 Kuching (58,88)

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

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

19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of I./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of II./4th Infantry Bn
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad lost overboard during unload of 2nd Recon Rgt
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 2nd Engr Rgt /2


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Ground combat at Georgetown (49,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1175 troops, 2 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 372 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 53

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
424 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
Penang Fortress


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Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1294 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 822 troops, 2 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 36

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Christmas USN CPNAB
E Det USN Port Svc


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 597 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 4650 troops, 21 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

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

Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Bn /2
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
II./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Engineer Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Recon Regiment


ASW/Sub wars continue in strength. We've been pounding at each other and missing probably 98% of the time with Torpedoes & DCs around the Hawaiian Isles... It's kinda like watching two blind men thrashing at each other with swords on an enclosed ice rink.

That TF with 4 CAs up above lead by the Mogami? There's a story behind that... Steve and I had been trading e-mails back and forth about his wildebeests and problems with torpedoes/drop tanks. I was sharing that I wish I had that problem as Japan as having access to drop tanks would make it much easier to air-ferry torpedo groups about the board for Japan. And then I also shared that I'd been playing this game for some time and that the allied TB/DB groups in and around Malaya pretty much can't hit the side of a barn when they go up against warships... This turn Steve gets torpedo hits against the CA Mikuma. Sometimes I'm just a tad too cocky.
I'd also note that prior to the torpedo attack - when they CAs took out the xAKL Beatrice - you can see LCU losses from the sinking. This is the 2nd time in this area that I've tapped into LCUs while sinking enemy shipping so I'm pretty sure Steve is going for the "Fortress Palembang" play.

You can see the campaign to take out the bases on the NW corner of Borneo is in place. Additional TFs are in the area - some to unload - some to support.

Up around Hawaii I'm taking out Xmas Isle and will capture the line Isles.

In the PI additional INF regiments are landing to bottle Steve up in Clark or wherever he tries to hole up.

In China I've got all of the armored units from Manchukuo on the roads now to help push Steve's LCUs. I want to get some damage on those troops and force them to use up supplies. I've also stepped up my air campaign in China, Malaya, and Burma.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 22, 41
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan
DD Aylwin

SS I-19 is located by DD Monaghan
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Aylwin attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aylwin loses contact with SS I-19
SS I-19 eludes ASW attack from DD Aylwin
DD Monaghan 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 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru

xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
xAKL Tateyama Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Amakasu Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Katsuragisan Maru at 5,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Katsuragisan Maru at 5,000 yards
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAKL Amakasu Maru fired at enemy troops
75mm CD Gun battery firing at xAKL Amakasu Maru


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
APD Waters
DD Aylwin
DD Monaghan

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Waters
I-5 diving deep ....
DD Aylwin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monaghan loses contact with SS I-5
SS I-5 eludes ASW attack from DD Monaghan
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,71, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26
MTB 27

Reduced sighting due to 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 14% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages MTB 27 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 27 at 4,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages MTB 27 at 4,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages MTB 8 at 4,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 8 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 27 at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 27 at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 9 at 5,000 yards
Higgins O. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 12 at 6,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages MTB 27 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...

I'm gunna try a few 4DD TFs and patrol the base ports of the PI and see if I can eat some of these PT boats up.

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Submarine attack near Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
xAKL Amakasu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

xAKL Amakasu Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Amakasu Maru


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Submarine attack near Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
xAKL Amakasu Maru, Shell hits 49, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon, hits 1

xAKL Amakasu Maru is sighted by SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon attacking xAKL Amakasu Maru on the surface
SS Seadragon low on gun ammo, Ferrall, W.E. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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Night Air attack on Ichang , at 83,48

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-3M bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Patani at 51,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukusei Maru
xAK Keisyo Maru
xAKL Jokuja Maru
SC Ch 23

Allied Ships
SS KXII

SS KXII is sighted by escort
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru

xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
xAKL Tateyama Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru

xAKL Katsuragisan Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru

xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
xAKL Tateyama Maru fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Harukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Hatakaze
DMS W-15
xAK Akiura Maru
xAK Kazuura Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
xAK Keiyo Maru
xAK Tatukami Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Kotoku Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Atlas Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru
xAK Shinyubari Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Japanese Amphibious TF evades combat

My TF runs away w/o damage but causes a delay in unloading troops/supplies. PTs are a pest.

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ASW attack near Laoag at 81,70

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma

Allied Ships
SS Shark

SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kuma
Shark diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Kuching at 57,87

Japanese Ships
DD Nokaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-36

SS S-36 is located by DD Nokaze
S-36 bottoming out ....
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 35

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 33

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 14 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish I: 1 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed on ground
S.19 Singapore III: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

I'm pulling an air group of 17 Zeros off of sweep to fly escort with the LB. I think I get more AC attacking and better accuracy if they have escorts.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 88 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 54

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 36
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 95

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 9000 feet
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G4M1 Betty x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 90th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 90th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 damaged

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kuantan , at 51,79

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Akiura Maru
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Seal

SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-15
Seal diving deep ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15183 troops, 116 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Defending force 14309 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 432

Japanese adjusted assault: 235

Allied adjusted defense: 61

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
483 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6770 casualties reported
Squads: 185 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 297 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (8 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
34th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division

Defending units:
39th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army

Cool - this pays back for the Bloody nose I got last turn when one of my divisions in China waltzed into a buzz-saw (due to faulty clicking on my part - sigh!).

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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5540 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 312

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 125

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 125 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wuchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
1st Ind.Inf.Group
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion

This base was empty when I arrived... All they left behind was a picture of Sir Robin.
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Ground combat at 92,38 (near Chengting)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13737 troops, 92 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

Defending force 8996 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 101

Japanese adjusted assault: 321

Allied adjusted defense: 175

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

I'm having problems with this terrain. I'm fetching more troops to create a bigger hammer.

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Ground combat at Dadjangas (78,93)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3771 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Defending force 677 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 145

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 48 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Dadjangas !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
508 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st /101st PA Battalion
2nd/101st PA Battalion

Now to push up and drive Steve out of here...

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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 525 troops, 0 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 1369 troops, 3 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 11

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Moulmein !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
710 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
108th RAF Base Force


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Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9649 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 234

Defending force 2155 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Allied adjusted assault: 99

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
664 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
30th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
11th RGC Temp. Division << -- Temp Divisions are sucky to start out with.


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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3940 troops, 36 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 70

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 70 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
22nd/A Division

Another empty base...


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TTFN,

Mike

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 23, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-33, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 25% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma fires at PT-41 at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma fires at PT-35 at 2,000 yards
PT-32 sunk by CL Kuma at 2,000 yards
PT-41 engages CL Kuma at 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-41 at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
PT-33 sunk by DD Satsuki at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-34 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-41 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-41 at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-34 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
xAKL Nicarata, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Nicarata is sighted by SS I-173
SS I-173 attacking xAKL Nicarata on the surface


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Submarine attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
xAKL Tamara, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Tamara is sighted by SS I-173
SS I-173 attacking on the surface

Damn - CO of the I-173 has coconut balls!!! Waltzes into Hilo and surface-attacks a pair of xAKL. I like this dude!

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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Murasame
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-41 at 20,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-41 at 20,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-31 at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-41 at 18,000 yards
PT-41 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
Kingman, C.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-35 at 17,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 17,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-31 at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-35 at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 19,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-31 at 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-35 at 19,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-34 at 19,000 yards
DD Samidare engages PT-31 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-31 at 18,000 yards
Kingman, C.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...

Good - I needed to get me some of these pita (pain-in-the-a$$) PT boats.

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 162,112

Japanese Ships
xAK Kohoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hiyoshi Maru
DD Okikaze

Allied Ships
SS S-28

SS S-28 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kohoku Maru
S-28 diving deep ....
DD Okikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Okikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Okikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Okikaze loses contact with SS S-28
DD Okikaze loses contact with SS S-28
DD Okikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Okikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Thankfully these guys had just finished unloading.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 81,72, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 6, on fire

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
DD Satsuki engages DD Pillsbury at 15,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Pillsbury at 15,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Pillsbury at 15,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Satsuki at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Pillsbury at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD John D. Ford at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Pillsbury at 11,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Satsuki at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Satsuki at 7,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD John D. Ford at 7,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD John D. Ford at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD John D. Ford at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Pillsbury at 14,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Pillsbury at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD John D. Ford at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 2
DD Murasame
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Samidare at 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Pillsbury at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Pillsbury at 7,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD John D. Ford at 7,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Samidare at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Natsugumo at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 13,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD John D. Ford at 13,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Natsugumo at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Samidare at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Pillsbury at 14,000 yards
Enderson, W.J. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD John D. Ford engages DD Samidare at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 14,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Pillsbury at 14,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Samidare at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD John D. Ford at 11,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Pillsbury at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD John D. Ford at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD John D. Ford at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD John D. Ford at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pillsbury at 9,000 yards
DD Pillsbury sunk by DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

The day keeps getting better. Steve runs a pair of DD up here fishing for merchies and gets his hand slapped.

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 35

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

Oscars VS Buffaloes is like watching powder-puff boxing. There was a whole lotta nothing going on.

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G3M2 Nell x 33

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 9 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

I do fair damage @ Singapore today but I turn Clark into swiss cheese.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 34
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 48

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 21
Runway hits 42

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G4M1 Betty x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

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

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3
Ki-44 Tojo x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 44th Chinese Corps, at 75,50 , near Kweiyang

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 37

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

So just how big of a hole does a 15kg bomb make?

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
22 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 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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Afternoon Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes

My Oscars are at least rattling the aim of the 4Es... And as long as I kee pdamaging them they gotta go to the shop for a few days - yes? Who knows - maybe I'm getting some 'operational' losses... <grin>.

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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
SS KXII

SS KXII is located by DD Hagikaze
KXII bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal

SS Narwhal launches 4 torpedoes
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at 92,38 (near Chengting)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13723 troops, 93 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 483

Defending force 8561 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 385

Allied adjusted defense: 97

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
2561 casualties reported
Squads: 142 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 232 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
35th Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Keep them chinese rolling with low supply and hopefully high disruption. If I can keep them on their heels they'll slow down so I can trash them. I just have this fear that Steve is doing a Sir Robin towards Chungking and will make his stand there. I don't think this is too smart as it just seems he'd run low on bullets and rice...

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Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1322 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 802 troops, 2 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 8

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Christmas USN CPNAB
E Det USN Port Svc

Damn these navy-guys like Christmas Island... You'd think they believe in Santa Clause or something.

Atimonan is occupied by the Japanese

Pumps fail aboard xAK Kenyo Maru, flooding increases...

Repairs completed on DD Ikazuchi at Hong Kong, ship returned to service

E7K2 Alf reports oil slick at 93, 57 near Shanghai

2LT Emura H. of 260th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 2

G3M2 Nell reports oil slick at 137, 114 near Ailuk

F1M2 Pete reports radio transmissions at 134, 120 near Jaluit
F1M2 Pete reports object near surface at 134, 120 near Jaluit

Ki-15-II Babs reports radio transmissions at 64, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay


Allied Float Plane sighted over Johnston Island


7 x H6K4 Mavis transporting 5th JNAF AF Unit to Paramushiro-jima

22 x G4M1 Betty transporting supplies to Kuching
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily transporting supplies to 26th
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily transporting supplies to 26th
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily transporting supplies to 26th
20 x L3Y2 Tina transporting supplies to Hong Kong
9 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting supplies to Hong Kong
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Hong Kong

Port Stanley expands airfield to size 1

DD Pillsbury is reported to have been sunk near San Fernando on Dec 23, 1941
PT-32 is reported to have been sunk near Laoag on Dec 23, 1941
PT-33 is reported to have been sunk near Laoag on Dec 23, 1941
PT-41 is reported to have been sunk near San Fernando on Dec 23, 1941
xAK Gandara is reported to have been sunk near Sabang on Dec 15, 1941
xAKL Nicarata is reported to have been sunk near Hilo on Dec 23, 1941
xAKL Tamara is reported to have been sunk near Hilo on Dec 23, 1941


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Dewey

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Dewey
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Reid
DD Ward

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Reid
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-9 eludes ASW attack from DD Ward
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS I-9
DD Reid attacking submerged sub ....
DD Reid loses contact with SS I-9
DD Reid cannot reach attack position over SS I-9
DD Reid loses contact with SS I-9
DD Ward fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-9 eludes ASW attack from DD Reid
DD Reid loses contact with SS I-9
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Palmyra (170,133)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Nikkai Maru
xAK Daijukyo Maru

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

5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Ryunan Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy guns
PB Nikkai Maru fired at enemy guns
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 Palmyra (170,133)

TF 57 troops unloading over beach at Palmyra, 170,133

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of 53rd Nav Gd
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 53rd Nav Gd /5

I timed this late as I was trying to give Steve a Christmas present...

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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
DD Dewey

SS I-21 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Dewey
I-21 diving deep ....
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey loses contact with SS I-21
DD Dewey cannot reach attack position over SS I-21
DD Dewey loses contact with SS I-21
DD Dewey loses contact with SS I-21
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Palmyra (170,133)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Nikkai Maru
xAK Daijukyo Maru

PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy guns
PB Nikkai Maru fired at enemy guns


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ASW attack near Kona at 182,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 2 <-- He got a good hit on her - 37% flooding. Time to go for repairs.

Allied Ships
PG Sacramento
DD Bagley

SS I-175 is sighted by escort
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bagley attacking submerged sub ....
DD Bagley cannot establish contact with SS I-175
SS I-175 eludes DD Bagley by hugging bottom
DD Bagley attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-175 eludes ASW attack from DD Bagley
DD Bagley cannot reach attack position over SS I-175
DD Bagley attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-175 eludes DD Bagley by hugging bottom
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey

SS I-17 is located by DMS Dorsey
I-17 bottoming out ....
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 62

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 54

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 109 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G4M1 Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
G4M1 Betty x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3
Ki-44 Tojo x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,56 , near Wuchow

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Group Army ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 18th Chinese Corps, at 75,50 , near Kweiyang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
22 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-27b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

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

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAK Agwimonte

xAK Agwimonte is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 4 torpedoes


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Invasion Support action off Palmyra (170,133)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru, Shell hits 3
PB Nikkai Maru
PB Kosin Maru #3
xAK Daijukyo Maru

5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Ryunan Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Ryunan Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Nikkai Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Nikkai Maru fired at enemy guns


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Amphibious Assault at Kudat (69,86)

TF 369 troops unloading over beach at Kudat, 69,86

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost overboard during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 4th SNLF


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Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1322 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Defending force 737 troops, 2 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 23

Allied adjusted defense: 8

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Christmas Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Allied ground losses:
884 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Christmas USN CPNAB
E Det USN Port Svc

The third time was the charm.

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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1424 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 681 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese adjusted assault: 3

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
375 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 298 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 1111 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Assaulting units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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Ship question - 11/8/2012 2:23:39 PM   
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Hi ya'll,

Are there any ships that convert to AR at the start of the game or am I forced to wait til April before I can start AR conversions?

Are there any ships that Convert to ARDs?

Is there a cheat-sheet of classes to conversions for AE Scenario 2 that anyone is aware of?

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RE: Ship question - 11/8/2012 2:27:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Hi ya'll,

Are there any ships that convert to AR at the start of the game or am I forced to wait til April before I can start AR conversions?

Are there any ships that Convert to ARDs?

Is there a cheat-sheet of classes to conversions for AE Scenario 2 that anyone is aware of?

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In Scen 2 iirc. No ARD converts and no AR conversions before April (Kyushu)

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RE: Ship question - 11/8/2012 2:43:53 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: n01487477


quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Hi ya'll,

Are there any ships that convert to AR at the start of the game or am I forced to wait til April before I can start AR conversions?

Are there any ships that Convert to ARDs?

Is there a cheat-sheet of classes to conversions for AE Scenario 2 that anyone is aware of?

TTFN,

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Tracker Mike ...

In Scen 2 iirc. No ARD converts and no AR conversions before April (Kyushu)


Ahhh - Trackerrrrrrr - I just dove in and looked. Thanks!

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RE: Ship question - 11/8/2012 11:11:59 PM   
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As IJ, Tracker is your life raft ... allied players can survive without it, IJ not so much. 

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RE: Ship question - 11/9/2012 5:46:39 AM   
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Morning Air attack on 18th Chinese Corps, at 75,50 , near Kweiyang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb


Are You playing beta Patch? There was bug introduced in one of early 1117/18 version.
I was changing bomb load of few Japanese planes (Ki-48, Ki-51 and few more i think)

It was fixed later but if You upgrade now it will only help for new units, old one already effected will use broken bomb load. To fix this in 100% You will need to rollback to turn before you upgraded to 1118 patch. And play from beginning.
In my PBEM we must back 2 days and replay them again.

EDIT:
After You upgrade to bug free patch. You can upgrade plane to another model and then back to original plane. Maybe that will reset bomb load for those units.
Flying with 15kg bombs is waste of supplies, planes and pilots. Right now they are only good to training.

From my experience having anything smaller than 250kg bomb (especially against fortified or against units in wooden hex is waste of supplies, planes and pilots).

< Message edited by koniu -- 11/9/2012 6:10:05 AM >


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RE: Ship question - 11/9/2012 2:05:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu

quote:

Morning Air attack on 18th Chinese Corps, at 75,50 , near Kweiyang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb


Are You playing beta Patch? There was bug introduced in one of early 1117/18 version.
I was changing bomb load of few Japanese planes (Ki-48, Ki-51 and few more i think)

It was fixed later but if You upgrade now it will only help for new units, old one already effected will use broken bomb load. To fix this in 100% You will need to rollback to turn before you upgraded to 1118 patch. And play from beginning.
In my PBEM we must back 2 days and replay them again.

EDIT:
After You upgrade to bug free patch. You can upgrade plane to another model and then back to original plane. Maybe that will reset bomb load for those units.
Flying with 15kg bombs is waste of supplies, planes and pilots. Right now they are only good to training.

From my experience having anything smaller than 250kg bomb (especially against fortified or against units in wooden hex is waste of supplies, planes and pilots).


Thanks for sharing this - I was actually gunna put them on training also (lol). I divided and recombined the air group and wambo - ordnance is back up to 4 X 100kg SAP bombs. I'm fine with the 100kg bombs for bombing troops and air bases. They do goo even against merchant shipping. They definitely suck against armor, subs, and war ships.

Thanks again for the tip Koniu!

< Message edited by 1EyedJacks -- 11/9/2012 2:09:44 PM >


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Regarding the PI - 11/9/2012 11:51:57 PM   
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Here's a pic of northern PI...







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Malaya - 11/9/2012 11:53:31 PM   
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Here I'm looking at a pair of juicy targets...






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RE: Malaya - 11/10/2012 12:18:57 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 26, 41
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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinwa Maru
xAK Tosei Maru
DD Hatsuharu

xAK Shinwa Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Tosei Maru fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Midway Island at 158,91

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
DD Cummings
DD Patterson <<- sof 5 DD is SCTF or maybe escorts
DD Downes
DD Perkins
DD Conyngham

SS RO-61 is sighted by escort
DD Downes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Perkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Perkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Perkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Ward

SS I-4 is sighted by escort
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Humphreys fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 73 encounters mine field at Lahaina (182,108)

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, Mine hits 1, heavy damage << Damn! This was sneaky...33/62/27/0



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ASW attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
xAK Kashii Maru
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 4

SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 bottoming out ....
DD Asagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze
DD Tawakaze

Allied Ships
SS Plunger

SS Plunger launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hamakaze
Plunger bottoming out ....
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Midway Island at 158,91

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
xAK Ohioan, Shell hits 8, heavy fires << This is probably what those 5 DD were escorting.

xAK Ohioan is sighted by SS RO-61
SS RO-61 attacking on the surface
SS RO-61 low on gun ammo, Kasai N. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

This sub also fired twice with torps and missed both times...


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Submarine attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
xAK Agwimonte, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage << But the I-17 doesn't miss.

xAK Agwimonte is sighted by SS I-17
SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Helm
DD Dewey

SS I-19 is located by DD Helm
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
DD Dewey loses contact with SS I-19
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-19 eludes DD Dewey by diving deep
SS I-19 eludes ASW attack from DD Dewey
DD Dewey cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Dewey cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey is out of ASW ammo
DD Dewey is out of ASW ammo
DD Dewey is out of ASW ammo
DD Dewey is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
PB Yahada Maru

Allied Ships
SS Plunger, hits 7 << one ofe these was a good smack. It's always hard to tell how much hurt I put on these.

SS Plunger is located by PB Yahada Maru
Plunger bottoming out ....
PB Yahada Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kuching at 59,86

Japanese Ships
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
SS Pike

SS Pike is sighted by escort
Pike bottoming out ....
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tosei Maru
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu

xAK Tosei Maru fired at enemy troops
DD Suzukaze fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinwa Maru
DD Suzukaze
xAK Tosei Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Shinwa Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Suzukaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards


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ASW attack near Kuching at 58,87

Japanese Ships
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS Pike

SS Pike is sighted by escort
Pike bottoming out ....
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Serasan at 58,86

Japanese Ships
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
SS Pike, hits 1

SS Pike is sighted by escort
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

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

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 84,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 21

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 13 << What the heck!!! These must have been in the air when I hit Singapore with my Sallies...

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (7 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 65 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
22 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Mauritius, Torpedo hits 1 << So remember those two BB in the post above? Yup - CL. Japanese intel so suxxxx.
DD Isis
CL Danae, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 7th RTA Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB-III bombing from 12000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 15 kg GP Bomb << 15 kg bombs... Looks like Steve has the same problem.

I emailed Steve to look at these and already shared how I was able to fix the problem with my Lillys.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8 << So after I took that pic of Singapore I realized mini-KB could range on the base. It sucks there
D3A1 Val x 3 << BB here as I'm now sorry I let Steve know where Mini-KB was...

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CM Kung Wo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Kung Wo


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4

Allied Ships
DD Helm

SS I-4 is sighted by escort
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Helm attacking submerged sub ....
DD Helm cannot establish contact with SS I-4
SS I-4 eludes DD Helm by diving deep
DD Helm cannot reach attack position over SS I-4
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinwa Maru, Shell hits 1
DD Suzukaze
xAK Tosei Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Shinwa Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Suzukaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards


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Ground combat at Kanhsien (81,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3486 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 6669 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

Japanese adjusted assault: 94

Allied adjusted defense: 43

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
102nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps

I was in this hex and did a deliberate attack. The hex was empty but Steve's LCU was next door. I tried to take the base before he could get there but I was a turn too late.

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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7335 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 89

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 89 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nanning !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment

Something really weird in China... Steve shoulda defended this base as its a river hex. I mean - he seems to be doing a Sir Robin all over the board but even in a Sir Robin I'd leave behind a rear guard to bloody a nose when ever the opportunity is there... He must be falling back to Chungking but How is he gunna supply all of those troops there? Air Transports? I've now got my troops RACING in as there looks to be a vacuum between his retreating troops and mine.
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Ground combat at Kuantan (51,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 645 troops, 0 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuantan !!! << armor finds no body home...

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2287 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 1676 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

Japanese adjusted assault: 41

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 298 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 1123 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Assaulting units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

I'm resting a bit to drop fatigue and then I'll start whittling him down.

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Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/10/2012 2:12:10 PM   
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I've got a modest amount of air power in the region as I've siphoned off most of my good air groups towards Malaya/Borneo/Formosa and then up to the Marshall Islands.

I've also pulled a pair of whole armies out of Manchukuo plus most of the support elements and armor. I'm monitoring the Manchukuo Garrison requirements closely as I don't want to open up Russia until later if at all.






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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/10/2012 11:51:37 PM   
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If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



I hear what you are saying - and right now I admit it looks like that's what Steve is doing but, if he falls back to cover just Chungking and cedes the rest of the bases how does he keep his LCU from starving? I don't see any way he can support them - I mean - *maybe* an air-bridge with transports to fly in supplies...
I just figured he'd use obvious terrain features like rivers and such to drag the war out in China.


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Combat Report 12-27-41 - 11/12/2012 7:09:19 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 27, 41
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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinwa Maru
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
xAK Tosei Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Shinwa Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Shinwa Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze fired at enemy troops
75mm CD Gun battery firing at xAK Tosei Maru


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ASW attack near Hilo at 184,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DD Cassin
DD MacDonough

SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Cassin
I-173 diving deep ....
DD MacDonough attacking submerged sub ....
DD MacDonough cannot reach attack position over SS I-173
DD MacDonough loses contact with SS I-173
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Wuchow , at 76,57

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-3M bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

When he hit Saigon with his 4E last turn I got a little antsy. Now this attack of Kota Bharu. I'm not sure if Steve is experiencing coordination problems as this turn is under the 1118e version. We've just upgraded to patch 1120 which is supposed to help correct the coordination problems. In truth though - at Saigon I damaged about 5 of his 4E, and when he's attacking Miri I normally put the sting on one or two. As long as I keep damaging them his maintenance shop should stay full and maybe he'll even lose a few to operations losses.

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ASW attack near Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

SS KXIV is sighted by escort
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuharu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Humphreys
DD Ward

SS I-19 is located by DD Smith
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Humphreys attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-19 eludes DD Humphreys by diving deep
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-19 eludes DD Ward by diving deep
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
SS I-19 eludes DD Ward by diving deep
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Humphreys fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ward cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
SS I-19 eludes ASW attack from DD Ward
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Suzukaze
DD Hatsuharu
xAK Tosei Maru

DD Suzukaze fired at enemy troops
DD Hatsuharu fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, hits 2 << both of these are light - total of 3 sys damamge

Allied Ships
DMS Hopkins
DMS Dorsey

SS I-17 is located by DMS Hopkins
DMS Dorsey attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Dorsey loses contact with SS I-17
DMS Dorsey cannot reach attack position over SS I-17
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Dorsey attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-17 eludes DMS Dorsey by hugging bottom
DMS Dorsey is out of ASW ammo
DMS Dorsey is out of ASW ammo
DMS Dorsey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-4, hits 1 << again a light hit

Allied Ships
DD Talbot
DD Dent

SS I-4 is located by DD Talbot
I-4 diving deep ....
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Dent
SS I-4 eludes ASW attack from DD Dent
DD Dent loses contact with SS I-4
DD Dent loses contact with SS I-4
DD Talbot fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kuching at 58,88

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS KXI

SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at APD Hagi
KXI bottoming out ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Palmyra at 171,132

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
DD Crosby

SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby cannot establish contact with SS I-16
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,72

Japanese Ships
AMc Toroshima Maru
xAK Igasa Maru
APD Fuji

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at AMc Toroshima Maru
Searaven diving deep ....
APD Fuji fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Fuji fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Fuji fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Fuji fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Fuji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Steve is really using his subs a lot. the South China Sea is loaded with allied subs. Same around Johnston Isle and I've seen a few around Formosa, Japan, and the Marshall Islands. I'm used to being the aggressor with subs. I'm doing much more with ASW TFs hen I have against any other previous opponent. ASW and Naval Search air groups are really helping me out. I may not be getting a lot of hits on his subs but I'm forcing them to keep their heads down most of the time.

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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 163,112

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-18

SS S-18 is located by DD Yukaze
S-18 diving deep ....
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G3M2 Nell x 3
G4M1 Betty x 46

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
29 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 24000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

I tapped the port this time and next turn I start pounding his airfield. I'll rotate between Bataan/Clark/Manila.

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 21

No Japanese losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 90th Chinese Corps, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Swordfish I: 2 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17

I was hoping to find a few of his 4Es on the ground. They should be there during the day if he's hitting me at night. I'm pretty sure the red line is coming from Saigon. The only thing else would be Singkawang... I don't think he can fly out of there with 4E.

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

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 22 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

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

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Changsha ...
Also attacking 4th Chinese Corps ...

Lotsa Chinese troops here...

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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 7th RTA Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB-III bombing from 12000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Steve said he just read my email regarding the 15lb bombs. Apparently he's having problems with a spam or junk mail filter...

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Morning Air attack on Kuching , at 58,88

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

This was sweet. Since he now knows that mini is down here I might as well use the aircraft...

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 7000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 95 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta
DD Stronghold
DD Isis

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 24000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead



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ASW attack near Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 5 << - Ummm - yumbo! I don't think I did much to this tho.

SS S-39 is sighted by escort
DD Kawakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinwa Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Tosei Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Shinwa Maru at 10,000 yards


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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2278 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

Defending force 1558 troops, 2 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manado !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
722 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
Manado Base Force


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 298 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 1160 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Assaulting units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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TTFN,

Mike

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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/12/2012 11:43:06 AM   
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If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



I hear what you are saying - and right now I admit it looks like that's what Steve is doing but, if he falls back to cover just Chungking and cedes the rest of the bases how does he keep his LCU from starving? I don't see any way he can support them - I mean - *maybe* an air-bridge with transports to fly in supplies...
I just figured he'd use obvious terrain features like rivers and such to drag the war out in China.



He doesn't, but that's not the allied goal here. His goal should be to hold the Chungking plain against '43 when he can regain Burma and open the Burma trail again.

He will lose a LOT of troops to starvation, no question. Air transport will only feed so many. But if he gets well established with forts, it is REALLY hard to dislodge him. He then puts you in a tough position: commit the strength necessary to take China or pursue other targets. While everyone whines about the force balance in China and everything else, the dev's got this aspect (IMHO the most important one historically and relevant to the game) dead on correct. IJ cannot do both, she doesn't have the assets to do both. And this is a tough decision.

Look at GJ's current game. QBall was a little late to move into defensive terrain (as he admits), but GJ is still unable to crack into the Chungking plain. The issue is still in doubt, but if QBall had moved earlier, I think there is no way an IJ player can get into the Chungking plain. Granted, the defense is not easy.


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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/12/2012 12:17:24 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks


quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



I hear what you are saying - and right now I admit it looks like that's what Steve is doing but, if he falls back to cover just Chungking and cedes the rest of the bases how does he keep his LCU from starving? I don't see any way he can support them - I mean - *maybe* an air-bridge with transports to fly in supplies...
I just figured he'd use obvious terrain features like rivers and such to drag the war out in China.



He doesn't, but that's not the allied goal here. His goal should be to hold the Chungking plain against '43 when he can regain Burma and open the Burma trail again.

He will lose a LOT of troops to starvation, no question. Air transport will only feed so many. But if he gets well established with forts, it is REALLY hard to dislodge him. He then puts you in a tough position: commit the strength necessary to take China or pursue other targets. While everyone whines about the force balance in China and everything else, the dev's got this aspect (IMHO the most important one historically and relevant to the game) dead on correct. IJ cannot do both, she doesn't have the assets to do both. And this is a tough decision.

Look at GJ's current game. QBall was a little late to move into defensive terrain (as he admits), but GJ is still unable to crack into the Chungking plain. The issue is still in doubt, but if QBall had moved earlier, I think there is no way an IJ player can get into the Chungking plain. Granted, the defense is not easy.



I think without stacking limits, Japan could still get to Chungking if decides to mass into a land DS. But then there's also the supply problem: your troops in China will eat a HUGE amount of supplies fighting their way. You'll eat more supplies in order to get the disabled squads back into action... so Pax is right: Japan has to chose where to committ its efforts. Can't do everything

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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/12/2012 3:38:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks


quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



I hear what you are saying - and right now I admit it looks like that's what Steve is doing but, if he falls back to cover just Chungking and cedes the rest of the bases how does he keep his LCU from starving? I don't see any way he can support them - I mean - *maybe* an air-bridge with transports to fly in supplies...
I just figured he'd use obvious terrain features like rivers and such to drag the war out in China.



He doesn't, but that's not the allied goal here. His goal should be to hold the Chungking plain against '43 when he can regain Burma and open the Burma trail again.

He will lose a LOT of troops to starvation, no question. Air transport will only feed so many. But if he gets well established with forts, it is REALLY hard to dislodge him. He then puts you in a tough position: commit the strength necessary to take China or pursue other targets. While everyone whines about the force balance in China and everything else, the dev's got this aspect (IMHO the most important one historically and relevant to the game) dead on correct. IJ cannot do both, she doesn't have the assets to do both. And this is a tough decision.

Look at GJ's current game. QBall was a little late to move into defensive terrain (as he admits), but GJ is still unable to crack into the Chungking plain. The issue is still in doubt, but if QBall had moved earlier, I think there is no way an IJ player can get into the Chungking plain. Granted, the defense is not easy.



I think without stacking limits, Japan could still get to Chungking if decides to mass into a land DS. But then there's also the supply problem: your troops in China will eat a HUGE amount of supplies fighting their way. You'll eat more supplies in order to get the disabled squads back into action... so Pax is right: Japan has to chose where to committ its efforts. Can't do everything


We'll see. I think with no PP to limit me I can push through China & Burma and up into India without having to commit too much extra. Supplies come from resources/fuel so I plan to capture resource-heavy targets soonest.

I'm planning to stretch south and take Hawaii and then swing west through the Solomon Isles, Santa Cruz, New Hebrides, Fiji, and then pull south and eat up New Guinea, Celebes, Java, and everything north. I think I need to build that wall of islands to slow down the allied counter comes in late 42/early 43.

I'm actually debating a run down the Aleutian Isles similar to to what PJH had implemented against CR. I've identified the units - I'm just not sure the points are worth it. God knows the resources aren't there... <grin>.

The devil is in the details. I really wish I could upgrade more air groups to Mavis PAs... Intel is, I think, the greatest downside to the Japanese side of the table. I'm pulling more of my subs w/search planes away from PH to sniff around the American coast, Oz, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. For the allies Intel is pretty much free. For Japan the Intel network sucks...

The Sir Robin surprises me though. I thought I'd be scrapping for every base with favorable terrain in China but Steve is falling back towards Chungking much faster than I expected.


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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/13/2012 3:57:34 AM   
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... Intel is, I think, the greatest downside to the Japanese side of the table. I'm pulling more of my subs w/search planes away from PH to sniff around the American coast, Oz, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. For the allies Intel is pretty much free. For Japan the Intel network sucks...

...

100% agree with you. I spend a lot of assets on Intel ... Glen's are almost exclusively for intel ... I don't use them for NavSearch. I need long range recon and Glens are the only thing you have.

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Combat Rpt 12-29-41 - 11/14/2012 6:11:01 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 29, 41
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
DD Dewey
DD Helm

SS I-21 is located by DD Dewey
I-21 diving deep ....
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Johnston Island at 164,112

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze
DD Tawakaze

Allied Ships
SS Cachalot, hits 3

Just dusted him

SS Cachalot launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hamakaze
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS Cachalot eludes DD Tawakaze by hugging bottom
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tawakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Murakumo
DD Uranami
DMS W-1
DMS W-2
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 12, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 26, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
MTB 10 engages DMS W-6 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 8 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 26 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 26 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 8 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 8 at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 26 at 6,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages MTB 26 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 9 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 7 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 8 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 10 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 26 at 4,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages MTB 12 at 4,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 26 at 4,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 8 at 4,000 yards
MTB 7 engages DMS W-2 at 4,000 yards
MTB 7 sunk by DMS W-2 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 9 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 12 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 10 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 9 at 6,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 8 at 6,000 yards
MTB 26 engages DMS W-6 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
MTB 26 engages DMS W-1 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 12 at 9,000 yards
MTB 26 sunk by DD Isonami at 9,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 8 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 9 at 11,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
MTB 8 engages DMS W-6 at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 8 at 11,000 yards
MTB 12 engages DMS W-6 at 11,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 12 at 11,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 12 at 11,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Isonami engages MTB 8 at 11,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 9 at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 9 at 11,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 12 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
MTB 12 engages DMS W-2 at 8,000 yards
DD Isonami engages MTB 9 at 8,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 9 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 12 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 12 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
DD Isonami engages MTB 8 at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages MTB 8 at 10,000 yards
DD Isonami engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 12 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 10 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 9 at 8,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 12 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 10 at 9,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 12 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 12 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 8 at 9,000 yards
MTB 12 sunk by DMS W-1 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 8 at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
MTB 10 engages DMS W-6 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
MTB 8 sunk by DD Murakumo at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages MTB 9 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 10 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Uranami engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages MTB 10 at 9,000 yards
MTB 10 engages DMS W-1 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Isonami engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages MTB 9 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,72

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru
PB Fuji Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kantori Maru
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Murakumo
DD Uranami
DMS W-1
DMS W-2
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-34
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113
So after this my TF is pretty much shot out. orders for the 30th are 2 goto formosa 4 bullets & rice.
Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages PT Q-113 at 10,000 yards
DD Uranami engages PT-35 at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages PT Q-113 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages PT Q-111 at 10,000 yards
DMS W-2 collides with DD Shirakumo at 80 , 74
DMS W-1 engages PT Q-112 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Uranami engages PT-31 at 7,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT Q-113 at 7,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages PT-34 at 7,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages PT Q-112 at 7,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages PT-31 at 7,000 yards
PT Q-112 engages DMS W-2 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Uranami engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-2 engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
PT Q-111 engages DMS W-2 at 5,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Uranami engages PT-34 at 6,000 yards
PT-35 engages DD Murakumo at 6,000 yards
PT-34 engages DD Isonami at 6,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
PT-31 engages DMS W-2 at 6,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages DD Uranami at 6,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages PT-35 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages PT-31 at 6,000 yards
Regueyra U. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Uranami engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
DD Isonami engages PT Q-111 at 6,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages PT-35 at 6,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages PT Q-113 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-6 engages PT-34 at 6,000 yards
DMS W-1 engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Murakumo engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Uranami engages PT Q-111 at 12,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages PT Q-113 at 12,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages PT-34 at 12,000 yards
Sasagawa, Hiroshi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,72

Japanese Ships
PB Fuji Maru #4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage - sunk
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at PB Fuji Maru #4
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Tarakan (67,91) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Tokitsukaze
xAK Kyusyu Maru
DD Yukikaze
xAP Hakone Maru

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

Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion firing at DD Tokitsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Tarakan (67,91)

TF 5 troops unloading over beach at Tarakan, 67,91

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

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Kure 2nd SNLF
Type 89A Medium Tank dropped into water during unload of 8th Tank Rgt /2


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Ward

SS I-5 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Humphreys
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Hakone Maru
DD Tokitsukaze

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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Murakumo
DD Uranami
DMS W-1
DMS W-2
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-34
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat - no bullets


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Sub vs Sub: SS Gudgeon attacking SS I-8 at 173,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards Ha!!! Missed again!!!


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 63,74

Japanese Ships
PB Sozan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sargo

SS Sargo is located by PB Sozan Maru
Sargo bottoming out ....
PB Sozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Lahaina at 182,108

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63 - I like this skipper!

Allied Ships
xAK Minnesotan, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

xAK Minnesotan is sighted by SS RO-63
SS RO-63 attacking on the surface


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 17

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Clark Field at 78,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 37

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-34
PT-31, Shell hits 3
PT-35, Shell hits 1
PT Q-111
PT Q-113

Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 84,54 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6
Ki-30 Ann x 8

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 81,57 (Kanhsien)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 24
Ki-44 Tojo x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 81,57 (Kanhsien)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

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

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

Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 9, Shell hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 19

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 15

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 19000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (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 24000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 81,57 (Kanhsien)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1191 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Defending force 666 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 12

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion

Will rest a turn or two to get some of those disabled squads back on the line...I think when it comes to atolls you take your time. I have 10x the supplies my LCU needs. They are have low fat/dis. The defenders have been shelling me while my troops eat rice cakes and count butterflies. I bet his troops have a high fatigue (20+) bt now...

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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 298 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 1066 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Assaulting units:
Palmyra USN CPNAB
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 753 troops, 17 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Defending force 2378 troops, 19 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Assaulting units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF

Next turn I'll D-Atk them.

I'm getting ready to push on Hawaii. TFs are forming to take a few bases and put air units on them. I want to sweep\kill his fighters and pound PH airfield into scrap. Once I rule the air I'll drop 3 divisions plus support.


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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/14/2012 7:29:38 AM   
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If he is able to pull his troops in good order back into the 3x terrain around Chungking plain and establish forts, this is bad for you.  That Mtn road hex 2 west of Sian is a crucial hex for you to control.  If he gets there first and digs in .... bad news.  Terrain and fort bonus your bombing will have almost no effect ...



I hear what you are saying - and right now I admit it looks like that's what Steve is doing but, if he falls back to cover just Chungking and cedes the rest of the bases how does he keep his LCU from starving? I don't see any way he can support them - I mean - *maybe* an air-bridge with transports to fly in supplies...
I just figured he'd use obvious terrain features like rivers and such to drag the war out in China.



He doesn't, but that's not the allied goal here. His goal should be to hold the Chungking plain against '43 when he can regain Burma and open the Burma trail again.

He will lose a LOT of troops to starvation, no question. Air transport will only feed so many. But if he gets well established with forts, it is REALLY hard to dislodge him. He then puts you in a tough position: commit the strength necessary to take China or pursue other targets. While everyone whines about the force balance in China and everything else, the dev's got this aspect (IMHO the most important one historically and relevant to the game) dead on correct. IJ cannot do both, she doesn't have the assets to do both. And this is a tough decision.

Look at GJ's current game. QBall was a little late to move into defensive terrain (as he admits), but GJ is still unable to crack into the Chungking plain. The issue is still in doubt, but if QBall had moved earlier, I think there is no way an IJ player can get into the Chungking plain. Granted, the defense is not easy.



I think without stacking limits, Japan could still get to Chungking if decides to mass into a land DS. But then there's also the supply problem: your troops in China will eat a HUGE amount of supplies fighting their way. You'll eat more supplies in order to get the disabled squads back into action... so Pax is right: Japan has to chose where to committ its efforts. Can't do everything


We'll see. I think with no PP to limit me I can push through China & Burma and up into India without having to commit too much extra. Supplies come from resources/fuel so I plan to capture resource-heavy targets soonest.

I'm planning to stretch south and take Hawaii and then swing west through the Solomon Isles, Santa Cruz, New Hebrides, Fiji, and then pull south and eat up New Guinea, Celebes, Java, and everything north. I think I need to build that wall of islands to slow down the allied counter comes in late 42/early 43.

I'm actually debating a run down the Aleutian Isles similar to to what PJH had implemented against CR. I've identified the units - I'm just not sure the points are worth it. God knows the resources aren't there... <grin>.

The devil is in the details. I really wish I could upgrade more air groups to Mavis PAs... Intel is, I think, the greatest downside to the Japanese side of the table. I'm pulling more of my subs w/search planes away from PH to sniff around the American coast, Oz, the Bay of Bengal, and the Arabian Sea. For the allies Intel is pretty much free. For Japan the Intel network sucks...

The Sir Robin surprises me though. I thought I'd be scrapping for every base with favorable terrain in China but Steve is falling back towards Chungking much faster than I expected.






the whole plan will stop working at the point where you plan to take Hawaii, so I don't have to say the rest is quite ambitious. Only a complete fool can manage to lose Hawaii IMO. The only thing I can think of would be to start loading troops on Hawaii onto transports to have them sunk by KB, else, I can't see a way to take the island.

And I can remember a game when the Japanese didn't even get to land on the island. You should really forget about it.

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