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RE: Pic - China 12-27-41 - major thrusts - 11/16/2012 2:43:08 PM   
1EyedJacks


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quote:

ORIGINAL: castor troy

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.


You should drink more and type less...

When I tried Hawaii against you I did it on a whim and a shoe-string. And there was a point there when I think I could have pulled off taking air superiority (which is really all that is needed to make the taking of Hawaii less bloody for Japan) but I flinched at the wrong time. I still could have done it but it would have been much bloodier and I wasn't willing to put my carriers on the table as collateral at that point in the game.

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12-30-41 - 11/16/2012 3:16:35 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 30, 41
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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyusyu Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Yukikaze
xAP Hakone Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards

Damned! Steve's CDs are spanking my merchies... A good reason to add CA/CL & multiple DDs to an amphibious force

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Sub vs Sub: SS Gudgeon attacking SS I-8 at 172,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 4 torpedoes at 4,000 yards

I was hoping I'd get this sub home safe. Steve and I have been trading emails over the last coupe turns regarding this saga. He's a sub guy so I think he really-really enjoyed it. I'd have really-really-really enjoyed it if I'd managed to get my sub to a port... . With the damage I had I was running the I-8 on a shortest-line to a port. The I-8 was slow due to mine damage. And Steve said he was actively trying to attack the I-8. Steve said he got lucky that his torps worked as the range was long but if Steve hadn't persisted in trying to sink her the I-8 would, I think, have made it to port. So I tip my hat to him on that one. I think we both enjoyed the cat-mouse feel of that saga and this time he came out on top. I look forward to repaying him with interest <grin>.

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ASW attack near Kuching at 58,87

Japanese Ships
xAK Atago Maru
APD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 2

SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi attacking submerged sub ....
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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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Ward

SS RO-63 is located by DD Humphreys
RO-63 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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ward cannot reach attack position over SS RO-63
SS RO-63 eludes ASW attack from DD Ward
SS RO-63 eludes ASW attack from DD Ward
SS RO-63 eludes ASW attack from DD Ward
SS RO-63 eludes DD Ward by diving deep
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63

Allied Ships
DD Helm

SS RO-63 is located by DD Helm
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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Sub attack near Maloelap at 139,117

Japanese Ships
xAK Shofuku Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Narwhal

SS Narwhal launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Shofuku Maru
Narwhal diving deep ....
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kohuku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiryu Maru
DD Yukikaze
xAP Hakone Maru

120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Dent
DD Talbot

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Dent
DD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dent cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
SS I-5 eludes ASW attack from DD Dent
DD Dent cannot establish contact with SS I-5
DD Talbot fails to find sub and abandons 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 Helm

SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Helm
I-7 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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Invasion Support action off Tarakan (67,91)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiryu Maru, Shell hits 8, on fire
DD Yukikaze
xAP Hakone Maru

75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 14,000 yards
75mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 14,000 yards
120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 14,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 14,000 yards


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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, hits 5

Allied Ships
DD MacDonough

SS I-17 is sighted by escort
I-17 bottoming out ....
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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD MacDonough cannot establish contact with SS I-17
DD MacDonough cannot establish contact with SS I-17
DD MacDonough is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 32 encounters mine field at Hilo (183,111)

Japanese Ships
SS I-17, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

Fudge - I'm eating too many mines in this hex...

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Sub attack near Johnston Island at 163,113

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin launches 4 torpedoes
Dolphin 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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Submarine attack near Oosthaven at 49,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
xAKL Sipirok, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage

xAKL Sipirok is sighted by SS I-164
SS I-164 attacking on the surface

Steve continues to run these small 1 ship TFs that are either going to/from Palembang or Singapore. I've got a few subs in the area plus air groups flying naval search.

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
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 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 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 between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF 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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

I stood down my Sally AGs this turn. Note these are the Ib version. I'm pulling back the Ia AG to Indochina and will upgrade it in a turn or two.

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

No Japanese losses

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

This is really the Ia Oscars... FoW.

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 72

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 58

Aircraft Attacking:
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
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 9000 feet *
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 2
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ia Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet
3 x Ki-43-Ib Oscar sweeping at 15000 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 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 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 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,77 , near Temuloh

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 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 Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18

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

CAP engaged:
4th FG/23rd FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes

I've started taking more of an interest in the air combat after reading threads about CAP problems. I've been giving this some thought. I think air frames with a faster rate of climb will help cut down the response time. I think that some of the engineer units have those early warning squads in them and that they would help in increasing the amount of time between sighting enemy AC and their time to target. I'm wondering if flying recon over my own base would aid in my ability for CAP to respond effectively to an enemy air attack. And I'm wondering how much of the info regarding when the enemy is sighted VS how fast I can respond is spot on. Could the time to target and interception times be affected by FoW or maybe be just random fluff like the descriptions I get when depth charges are a near miss on my subs?

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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 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: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
21 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: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 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 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 17

No Japanese losses

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



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

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-43-Ic Oscar x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT Q-112
PT-35, Shell hits 3
PT-34
PT Q-111
PT Q-113

Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet

So I have this air group flying @ 100ft for a naval attack (Strafing/skip-bombing is the intent) but I see the estimated altitude when the air group is spotted is 9k. It makes sense to me that an air group is not gunna fly @ 100ft all of the time. But I thought 3-6k was the ideal altitude for searching for enemy shipping... Or maybe the 9k is really fluff (it is after all called an estimate).

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ASW attack near Kuching at 58,87

Japanese Ships
DD Nokaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 2

SS KXVII is located by DD Nokaze
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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD Numakaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Numakaze is out of ASW ammo
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
xAK Teiryu Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yukikaze
xAP Hakone Maru

120mm CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Teiryu Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Yukikaze firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Madang (97,123)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Madang, 97,123

10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF


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Ground combat at Tarakan (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2386 troops, 19 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Defending force 1472 troops, 21 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 85

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarakan !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
912 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (23 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kure 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
Tarakan Coastal Gun Battalion
Tarakan Base Force

That's what I'm talking about. Now I'll run my Armored unit over to capture the other base quickly and keep those retreating units on their heels.
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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 1075 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

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

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Just resting up a bit...


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RE: 12-30-41 - 11/16/2012 3:49:58 PM   
witpqs

 

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From looking at combat reports of my own air groups attacking, I know that the altitude a raid is spotted at is often FOW. So I presume that time to target, time to intercept, and maybe anything else could be too.

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RE: 12-30-41 - 11/16/2012 8:15:59 PM   
1EyedJacks


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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

From looking at combat reports of my own air groups attacking, I know that the altitude a raid is spotted at is often FOW. So I presume that time to target, time to intercept, and maybe anything else could be too.


I'm thinking the same thoughts. Maybe HQ with a high Admin rating might help (pure speculation). Attacks always seem to go in a straight line from base to target and then back home. If I have units that straddle the line they might give me more warning too.

Still - I'm kind of in agreement with the original poster in that CAP thread. If I'm setting air groups to CAP a base @ 50% then I kind of expect that those 50% are in some kind of a rotation between in the air on station and on the line ready for a quick scramble to get into the skies. And if my CAP has the altitude advantage and I have some kind of 10-30 minute notice then I kind of expect to hand the attackers a decent thumping. And with 30 minutes I'd expect most of my CAP to be off the ground and in the air...



< Message edited by 1EyedJacks -- 11/16/2012 8:16:12 PM >


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RE: 12-30-41 - 11/16/2012 9:27:36 PM   
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IMO 50% CAP is too high, except for a day or two in special circumstances. All operational planes (given sufficient pilots) will scramble to meet an incoming raid, regardless of CAP setting. 50% CAP means the game will attempt to keep 50% of the working air frames in the air, which I think will cause lots of pilot fatigue and reduce pilot morale.

There are times when I do it, but for day in and day out I don't go there.

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RE: 12-30-41 - 11/16/2012 10:15:53 PM   
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I concur - high CAP is used for special circumstances. Normally I'm either attacking or resting my front-line air groups. I rotate them out for an upgrade when I need to.

Right now I'm early in the war in this game so there are few locations where I run a CAP as there's not too many places Steve can tag me. And CAP really doesn't shoot down any of his 4E bombers - it just messes up their aim and (hopefully) puts a few in the shop for 4-6 days. <laughter>



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RE: 12-30-41 - 11/17/2012 7:55:29 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 31, 41
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Submarine attack near Oosthaven at 49,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, hits 1

Allied Ships
xAKL Shinai, Shell hits 2, heavy fires

xAKL Shinai is sighted by SS I-164
SS I-164 attacking on the surface
SS I-164 low on gun ammo, Hirata A. breaks off surface engagement and submerges

Runs out of ammo - fudge! More subs are flooding the area tho in preporation for operations in Sumatra.

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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
DD Ward
DD Humphreys

SS I-21 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Ward
I-21 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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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Talbot
DD Dent

SS I-5 is located by DD Talbot
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Talbot cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
DD Talbot loses contact with SS I-5
DD Talbot loses contact with SS I-5
SS I-5 eludes DD Talbot by diving deep
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 71

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
21 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 SAP 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
29 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G4M1 Betty x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 7

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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 100th Chinese Corps, at 83,53 , near Wuchang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8

No Japanese losses

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 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-36 Ida x 6
Ki-44 Tojo x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 10
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
24 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 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 10

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 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: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
26 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, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

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

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

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

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 14

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: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 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: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

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

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13

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: Overcast

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 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: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 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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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

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

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



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Afternoon Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Allied losses

Oil hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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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 1094 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

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

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

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 31, 41

SS I-5 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 181 , 106
SS I-7 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 181 , 106
SS I-9 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 180 , 106
SS I-15 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 180 , 106
SS I-19 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 181 , 107
SS I-21 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 181 , 107
SS I-25 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 180 , 106
Madang is occupied by the Japanese
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
No additional repairs possible on xAK Naruto Maru using currently assigned resources at Samah
No additional repairs possible on CA Kumano using currently assigned resources at Saigon
No additional repairs possible on APD Nadakaze using currently assigned resources at Saipan
No additional repairs possible on DD Yayoi using currently assigned resources at Kwajalein Island
No additional repairs possible on SS I-169 using currently assigned resources at Kwajalein Island
Repairs completed on PB Suyozai Maru at Hong Kong, ship returned to service
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
ASW Combat TF 86 resumes patrol, enroute to 57 , 74 near Soc Trang
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 136,46 near Onnekotan-jima, speed 16, Moving Southeast
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 131,115 near Roi-Namur, speed 18, Moving Southeast
B5M1 Mabel sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 147,113 near Ailuk, speed 15, Moving East
B5N1 Kate sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 151,119 near Majuro, speed 20, Moving Northwest
F1M2 Pete sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 115,62 near Chiba, speed 18, Moving Northwest
D3A1 Val reports diving submarine at 145, 120 near Majuro
D3A1 Val reports radio transmissions at 145, 120 near Majuro
D3A1 Val reports object near surface at 145, 120 near Majuro
B5N2 Kate reports submarine wake at 143, 117 near Maloelap
D3A1 Val reports periscope wake at 145, 120 near Majuro
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports diving submarine at 106, 56 near Hiroshima/Kure
Ki-32 Mary reports radio transmissions at 60, 73 near Saigon
SS I-4 detected by Allied Aircraft at 179,108 near Pearl Harbor
SS I-170 detected by Allied Aircraft at 182,108 near Lahaina
Allied Level Bomber sighted over Johnston Island
Allied Aircraft sighted over Chiang Mai
Allied Float Plane sighted over Kota Bharu
Allied Aircraft sighted over Johnston Island
Allied Medium Bomber sighted over Chiang Mai
Allied Aircraft sighted over Kota Bharu
G4M1 Betty from Kanoya Ku K-1 Det at Takao grounded due to maintenance
B5M1 Mabel from Ominato Ku T-1/A is damaged on landing
A5M4 Claude from Sasebo Ku S-1 is damaged on landing
G4M1 Betty from Takao Ku K-1 at Takao grounded due to maintenance
A6M2 Zero from Tainan Ku S-1 is damaged on landing
A5M4 Claude from Ryujo-1 is damaged on landing
Ki-51 Sonia from 44th Sentai crashes on landing
Damaged Ki-21-IIa Sally from 60th Sentai crashes on return leg
Damaged Ki-21-IIa Sally from 60th Sentai does not return
Ki-21-IIa Sally from 60th Sentai is written off
Ki-43-Ib Oscar from 64th Sentai is written off
Damaged Ki-43-Ib Oscar from 64th Sentai crashes on return leg
Damaged Ki-21-IIa Sally from 98th Sentai is missing
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 82nd I.F.Chutai is damaged on landing
Ki-51 Sonia from 44th Sentai is damaged on landing
Damaged Ki-21-IIa Sally from 261st Sentai is missing, pilot reported killed
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
E13A1 Jake reports oil slick at 135, 47 near Onnekotan-jima
D3A1 Val sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 151,114 near Johnston Island, speed 13, Moving Southeast
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 130,114 near Ebadon, speed 17, Moving West
D3A1 Val reports oil slick at 123, 51 near Bihoro
D3A1 Val sighting report: 3 Allied ships at 123,48 near Wakkanai, speed 16, Moving West
B5N2 Kate reports shadow in water at 145, 120 near Majuro
B5N2 Kate reports turbulence in water at 142, 119 near Majuro
E13A1 Jake reports suspected submarine at 145, 120 near Majuro
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports radio transmissions at 55, 71 near Kompong Trach
Ki-32 Mary reports submarine wake at 60, 73 near Saigon
Ki-32 Mary reports shadow in water at 60, 73 near Saigon
G4M1 Betty reports object under water at 101, 102 near Woleai
Allied Float Plane sighted over Johnston Island
Allied Aircraft sighted over Kota Bharu
Allied Aircraft sighted over Johnston Island
Allied Float Plane sighted over Kota Bharu
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 3rd Sentai crashes on landing
G4M1 Betty from 13th Ku K-1 is damaged on landing
19 x G4M1 Betty transporting supplies to 12th
19 x L3Y2 Tina transporting supplies to 51st Recon
9 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting supplies to Hong Kong
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Hong Kong
7 x H6K4 Mavis transporting supplies to Paramushiro-jima
18 x H6K4 Mavis transporting supplies to Moulmein
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
No additional repairs possible on DD Shirakumo using currently assigned resources at Takao
No additional repairs possible on xAK Naruto Maru using currently assigned resources at Samah
No additional repairs possible on CA Kumano using currently assigned resources at Saigon
No additional repairs possible on APD Nadakaze using currently assigned resources at Saipan
No additional repairs possible on DD Yayoi using currently assigned resources at Kwajalein Island
No additional repairs possible on SS I-169 using currently assigned resources at Kwajalein Island
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
TF 35 does not have enough fuel to complete mission
TF 43 does not have enough fuel to complete mission
CS Convoy TF 241 begins loading Resources at Hakodate for delivery to Ominato
Legaspi expands airfield to size 3
Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
1 (3) x E8N2 Dave
Submarine TF 24 ordered to return to Johnston Island due to damage
Igarashi, C. now available for reassignment
SC CHa-25 arrives at Niigata

COMBAT EVENTS FOR 12/31/41

ADJUST TASK FORCE MISSIONS
CALCULATE RANGE TO ENEMY
CALCULATE AIR SUPERIORITY
ASSIGN COMPUTER CONTROLLED UNITS
Madang is occupied by the Japanese
Combat Events:
NAVAL REACTION PHASE
LOADING/UNLOADING TASK FORCES
TASK FORCE LOADING/UNLOADING COMPLETE
CALCULATING TASK FORCE PATHS
MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS
NAVAL MOVEMENT PHASE
ADJUST SHIP FUEL
NIGHT AIR OPERATIONS PHASE
AIR NIGHT STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SURFACE COMBAT CHECK
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
REPAIRING SHIPS
END 12 HOUR PULSE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
CHECKING TF FUEL
TF'S RETURN TO PORT
Combat Events:
NAVAL REACTION PHASE
LOADING/UNLOADING TASK FORCES
TASK FORCE LOADING/UNLOADING COMPLETE
CALCULATING TASK FORCE PATHS
MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS
NAVAL MOVEMENT PHASE
ADJUST SHIP FUEL
AIR OPERATIONS PHASE : AM
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 136,46 near Onnekotan-jima, speed 16, Moving Southeast
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 131,115 near Roi-Namur, speed 18, Moving Southeast
B5M1 Mabel sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 147,113 near Ailuk, speed 15, Moving East
B5N1 Kate sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 151,119 near Majuro, speed 20, Moving Northwest
F1M2 Pete sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 115,62 near Chiba, speed 18, Moving Northwest
B5N2 Kate reports submarine wake at 143, 117 near Maloelap
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports diving submarine at 106, 56 near Hiroshima/Kure
SS I-4 detected by Allied Aircraft at 179,108 near Pearl Harbor
PBY-5 Catalina attacking a Type KD6A class SS at 179,108
PBY-5 Catalina attacking a Type B1/B2 class SS at 179,108
PBY-5 Catalina attacking a Type J3 class SS at 180,106
AIR STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
AIR OPERATIONS PHASE : PM
E13A1 Jake reports oil slick at 135, 47 near Onnekotan-jima
D3A1 Val sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 151,114 near Johnston Island, speed 13, Moving Southeast
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 130,114 near Ebadon, speed 17, Moving West
D3A1 Val sighting report: 3 Allied ships at 123,48 near Wakkanai, speed 16, Moving West
B5N2 Kate reports turbulence in water at 142, 119 near Majuro
Ki-15-II Babs sighting report: Allied xAKL at 45,72 near Langsa , Speed 9 , Moving West
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports radio transmissions at 55, 71 near Kompong Trach
AIR STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
AIR TRANSPORT PHASE
AIRCRAFT LANDING
Yokohama Ku T-1 sub-groups COMBINING at Johnston Island
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SURFACE COMBAT CHECK
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
REPAIRING SHIPS
END 12 HOUR PULSE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
CHECKING TF FUEL
TF'S RETURN TO PORT
RECALCULATING ZONES OF CONTROL
SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS PHASE
Legaspi expands airfield to size 3
MOVING OIL AND RESOURCES
PRODUCTION PHASE
SUPPLY MOVEMENT PHASE
CALCULATING SPOILAGE
AIRCRAFT REPAIR PHASE
AIRCRAFT SUPPLY PHASE
UPGRADING SHIPS
UPGRADING AIR UNITS
UPGRADING LAND UNITS
SUPPLY PHASE COMPLETE
END OF DAY
TRAINING SHIP CREWS
DISBANDING HUMAN CONTROLLED TASK FORCES
ADJUSTING AVIATION SUPPORT
LAND UNIT REPLACEMENT PHASE
AIR UNIT REPLACEMENT PHASE
MERGING SUB UNITS
SUB UNIT MERGE COMPLETE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
LEADER REASSIGNMENT PHASE
SC CHa-25 arrives at Niigata
SEARCHING FOR ADJACENT ENEMY UNITS
REASSIGNING TRANSPORT GROUPS
13th Ku S-1 Det A sub-groups COMBINING at Johnston Island
Okamoto Det sub-groups COMBINING at Woleai
13th Ku K-1 Det A sub-groups COMBINING at Guam
3rd Ku S-1 sub-groups COMBINING at Truk


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 01, 42
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Helm

SS I-5 is located by DD Helm
I-5 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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD Helm is out of ASW ammo
DD Helm is out of ASW ammo
DD Helm is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Ward
DD Humphreys

SS I-9 is located by DD Ward
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Talbot
DD Dent

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Talbot
I-5 diving deep ....
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot 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-21

Allied Ships
DD Chew
DD Dent
DD Talbot

SS I-21 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Chew
I-21 diving deep ....
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-21 eludes DD Talbot by diving deep
DD Talbot cannot reach attack position over SS I-21
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot 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 Dent
DD Talbot

SS I-19 is sighted by escort
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Talbot cannot reach attack position over SS I-19
SS I-19 eludes DD Talbot by diving deep
SS I-19 eludes DD Talbot by diving deep
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (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 36 minutes

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8

No Japanese losses

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 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-36 Ida x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-51 Sonia x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 15 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

I'm changing over to AF attacks to make Steve burn supplies. Also, I should get some indication of the number of LCU at the bases I'm hitting. Other than a few locations, Steve is falling back faster than I'm advancing all over the board.

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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 15

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 Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
139WH-3 x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb
7 x Blenheim I bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Engineer units with aviation support are on the way... Poor coordination on my part.

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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 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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Afternoon Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
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
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

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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Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19

No Japanese losses

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

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

No Japanese losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1

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


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Afternoon Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 50,78 (Temuloh)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 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: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 91,48 , near Suchow

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

No Japanese losses

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

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

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Afternoon Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15

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

Allied ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

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Ground combat at 91,48 (near Suchow)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5802 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 205

Defending force 485 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 208

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 69 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
Lusu War Area


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Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11390 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 406

Defending force 4813 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 409

Allied adjusted defense: 133

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Loyang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1904 casualties reported
Squads: 68 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
35th Division

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps


This gives me a secure river crossing.

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Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Japanese Shock attack

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

Defending force 1059 troops, 2 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 2

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pegu !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
724 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 30 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
4th Burma Rifles Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
108th RAF Base Force

LTC Aizawa, Tkuji command the14th Tank Regiment, jumped off of his tank and performed a Tebow after his men successfully routed the enemy forces from Pegu. Of course - back in 1942 the pose was not called a Tebow but instead "The Thinker."

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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1094 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 666 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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

So what sucks is my SNFL Squads are (31) x 12+. I'd have guessed any disruption would be gone by now...

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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 295 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Defending force 1094 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

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

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

Most of the 15th Army is resting @ Moulmein before pushing to Rangoon.
The 14th Tank Rgt @ Pegu is resting with Fat/Dis @ 26/33. I'm beginning to see that rested troops move much faster than those 1ith 20+ Fatigue.



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TTFN,

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Post #: 99
RE: The 2nd Day of 1942 - 11/20/2012 8:01:31 AM   
1EyedJacks


Posts: 1922
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 02, 42
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Night Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Lahaina at 182,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
DD Preston

SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Preston
I-170 bottoming out ....
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston 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, hits 1 <<- Ouch! This was a good hit on Steve's part.

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 establish 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 ....
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
DD Dewey 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: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 44

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

Next turn I'll switch to a different base. I'm just spreading damage to cost him supply

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 39

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



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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-29A Hudson: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

DL is 9/10. Mouse shows 10 LCU with another 8 next door.

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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 80,57 , near Kanhsien

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

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

Curses! Foiled again. Enemy LCUs runs to Kukong...

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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

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

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 10

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

DL is 9/10. 19 enemy LCU, 406 guns, 139k of troops...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

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 (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

Oscar-Ib is too close to even against Buffalo AC. I'l not getting lotsa kills like I would if I was using zeroes but I just don't have enough zeroes to go around when I'm making such a commitment in the Pacific.

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Morning Air attack on Tuyun , at 74,51

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 10

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



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Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

knocks my tanks out of rest mode and into combat. No reduction of disruption.

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Morning Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
139WH-3 x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 21 <<- fudge!!!! I need to get some engineers and AC over here...

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb
7 x Blenheim I bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 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 107th RAF Base Force, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

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

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ... <<- Only on only two units - mouse-over shows 12
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3
CW-21B Demon x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 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 to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-34
PT Q-111, Shell hits 3
MTB 9, Shell hits 4
PT Q-112

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

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



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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DM Ramsay
AO Neosho
TK Gulfhawk
DD Dale
DM Tracy

SS I-173 is sighted by escort
DD Dale fails to find sub and abandons search
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Shock attack

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

Defending force 1453 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 16

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Temuloh !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
556 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1094 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Defending force 674 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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


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Ground combat at Jesselton (68,86)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1533 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Defending force 555 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Next turn it should fall

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
108th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 1094 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses: <<- sucks.
256 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

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

Defending units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit




_____________________________

TTFN,

Mike

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Post #: 100
RE: The 3rd Day of 1942 - 11/20/2012 3:33:26 PM   
1EyedJacks


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 42
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-21

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Ward

SS I-21 is located by DD Humphreys
DD Humphreys fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ward 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-21

Allied Ships
DD Dewey
DD Helm

SS I-21 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Dewey
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 Cam Ranh Bay at 62,75

Japanese Ships
TB Kasasagi
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Mikazuki
CA Chokai

Allied Ships
SS KXV

I was hoping Steve wouldn't see this TF... The guy does love his subs and they are all over the board...

SS KXV launches 4 torpedoes at TB Kasasagi
KXV diving deep ....
CA Chokai attacking submerged sub ....
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
CA Chokai fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Amagisan Maru
DD Nenohi
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru

Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion firing at xAK Amagisan Maru
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 13,000 yards
DD Nenohi firing to suppress enemy battery at 13,000 yards
xAK Amagisan Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Kamogawa Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Nitiran Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Amagisan Maru fired at enemy guns
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 Palmyra (170,133)

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Palmyra, 170,133

10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of Maizuru 2nd SNLF /3


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
APD Waters
DD Aylwin

SS I-5 is sighted by escort
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 attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aylwin loses contact with SS I-5
DD Aylwin loses contact with SS I-5
DD Aylwin loses contact with SS I-5
SS I-5 eludes ASW attack from DD Aylwin
Escort abandons search for sub


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

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Amagisan Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
DD Nenohi
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru

I've got to remember to bring CC/CA to these events. The bigger ships soak up the rounds and kind of brush them off.

5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Nenohi firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Nenohi firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Nenohi firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
xAK Amagisan Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Kamogawa Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Nitiran Maru fired at enemy guns


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1
CW-21B Demon x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 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 to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 24

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 2 damaged
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

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

Sweep first - Escorts find bombers and drop eggs - all is well coordinated. Often coordination sux so I enjoy seeing this.

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 37

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-35, Shell hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet

Zeroes do this much-much better. It must be the 20mm cannons...

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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 10

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

plant a hole - cost Steve supplies. Increases detection level of the base. And my pilots pick up experience - kind of a 3-fer-1 deal - huh?

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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 5

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 Tuyun , at 74,51

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 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 2
Airbase supply hits
Runway hits 9

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

Clark will get it's rotation in another turn or three.

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Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Tank Regiment, at 84,41 , near Sian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29A Hudson x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

I notice Steve kind of hones in on my tanks to practice his bombing skills on... I'd do the same tho.

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 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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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 14
Runway hits 75

Aircraft Attacking:
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
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

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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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 9
MTB 10, Shell hits 1
PT-34
PT Q-113
PT Q-112
PT-31

Aircraft Attacking:
41 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet

All I've seen so far is shell hits - not a single skipped bomb.

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Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Time to rotate this bomber group out.

Aircraft Attacking:
13 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 (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sambas at 57,88

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sambas at 57,88

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokusho Maru

I had this TF set to do-not-unload... Fudge!

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sambas at 57,88

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kurohime Maru
xAK Ikuta Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 17th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

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



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Sub attack near Kona at 182,110

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
DD Bagley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PG Sacramento
DMS Zane

SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Bagley
DMS Zane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Zane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Zane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Zane attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Zane cannot reach attack position over SS I-15
DMS Zane 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-5

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan
APD Waters
DD Aylwin

SS I-5 is located by DD Monaghan
I-5 diving deep ....
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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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Dewey
DD Helm

SS I-5 is located by DD Dewey
I-5 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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Invasion Support action off Palmyra (170,133)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru

xAK Tokai Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Kamogawa Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Nitiran Maru fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2297 troops, 30 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 641 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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


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Ground combat at Jesselton (68,86)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1519 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 539 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jesselton !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
108th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 258 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Defending force 2226 troops, 30 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

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

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
53rd Naval Guard Unit




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RE: The 3rd Day of 1942 - 11/20/2012 6:04:55 PM   
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It's my understanding skip bombing was only witnessed once the Exp. was over 70. I may have missed something, though.

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Something to consider when skip-bombing... - 11/20/2012 6:30:21 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lecivius

It's my understanding skip bombing was only witnessed once the Exp. was over 70. I may have missed something, though.


I figured out the reason - kind of funny actually... Did you know that Oscars don't carry small bombs?

Yup - time to pick a different fighter for this type of mission. <sheepish grin>


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The 4th day of 1942 - 11/21/2012 2:54:52 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 04, 42
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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
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru
xAK Nitiran Maru

xAK Tokai Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Kamogawa Maru fired at enemy guns
xAK Nitiran Maru fired at enemy troops

I spilt off my DD for bombardment. Merchies just have supplies @ this point - all LCU are on the ground.

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Submarine attack near Palmyra at 170,133

Japanese Ships
xAK Kamogawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tuna

xAK Kamogawa Maru is sighted by SS Tuna
SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kamogawa Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palmyra at 170,133, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nenohi

Allied Ships
DD Crosby

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% 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 Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 10,000 yards
Terauchi, Saburo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Crosby engages DD Nenohi at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

My DD has max react to 0 so not much aggression
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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 5 <<-17/38/3

Allied Ships
DM Ramsay
AO Neosho
TK Gulfhawk
DD Dale
DM Tracy

SS I-173 is sighted by escort
DD Dale attacking submerged sub ....
DM Tracy attacking submerged sub ....
DM Tracy cannot establish contact with SS I-173
DM Tracy cannot establish contact with SS I-173
DD Dale attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dale is out of ASW ammo
DD Dale is out of ASW ammo
DD Dale is out of ASW ammo
DM Tracy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dale fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Tracy fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dale fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dale fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dale fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Palmyra at 170,133

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitiran Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire <<- Sinks later in the turn

Allied Ships
SS Tuna, hits 1

xAK Nitiran Maru is sighted by SS Tuna
SS Tuna attacking xAK Nitiran Maru on the surface
SS Tuna low on gun ammo, DeTar, J.L. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


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

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokai Maru, Shell hits 2 <<- 33/11/2/8
xAK Kamogawa Maru

5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 8,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 8,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 8,000 yards
xAK Tokai Maru fired at enemy guns


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palmyra at 170,132, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nenohi

Allied Ships
DD Crosby, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 17,000 yards
DD Crosby engages DD Nenohi at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DD Crosby at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Crosby engages DD Nenohi at 19,000 yards
Domingo, G.A. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokai Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru

xAK Tokai Maru fired at enemy guns


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Day Time Surface Combat, near San Fernando at 80,74, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-34, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113
MTB 9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 10

Steve's still using these little water-bugs and I'm still smacking them down.

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-111 at 15,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT Q-113 at 15,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-113 at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-112 at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-35 at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-35 at 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-35 at 7,000 yards
PT-34 sunk by CL Kuma at 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 9 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-112 at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 9 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-35 at 12,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 12,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 9 at 12,000 yards
Zubal, D.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-112 at 17,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT-35 at 17,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-31 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 9 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 9 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 9 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-111 at 17,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 17,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 17,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 9 at 17,000 yards
Zubal, D.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 19,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 19,000 yards
MTB 9 sunk by CL Kuma at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-112 at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-112 at 19,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-113 at 19,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 19,000 yards
Zubal, D.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-112 at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages MTB 10 at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 115 encounters mine field at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Ships
DD Katsutade, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kyukaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Double fudge! Along with smacking into a pair of mines I had my TF set to DO NOT UNLOAD. I've vectored in Surface Combat support plus LRCAP for next turn.

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Sub attack near Mersing at 51,82

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze
xAP Tsingtao Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXI

SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Akikaze
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akikaze 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 rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF 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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

I switched up on Steve here - going from Oscars to Zeroes. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 18

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

This type of smacking stops him from further forting.

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

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 1 damaged
I-16-III: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

Steve seems to like to fly in around 6k on his bombing strikes. Flying @ 6k tends to give me better results for a mission or two but at the expense of increased pilot fatigue and losses.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 79,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PT Q-112
PT Q-113, Shell hits 1
PT-31
PT Q-111
PT-35
MTB 10, Shell hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
37 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar bombing from 100 feet

I just switched over to Nates this turn. They were set with 15kg bombs but divide/rebuild the air group resets bomb load to the correct pair of 50kg bombs. Of course this is at the expense of drop tanks but a range of 3 (normal) covers all of the ports Steve has been running his water bugs into.

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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 10

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
27 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 Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9

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 Tuyun , at 74,51

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

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



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

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 14th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
Blenheim IF x 4
139WH-3 x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, Bomb hits 2
DD Tokitsukaze, Bomb hits 1 <<- I moved these into port for a turn or two
xAP Hakone Maru, Bomb hits 1

Oil hits 5
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb
7 x Blenheim I bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IF bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 40 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 53,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
A6M2 Zero x 11

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 11000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 53,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 9
A6M2 Zero x 11

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Atago

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 68 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (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 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 4000 feet * <<- what does the * mean again - a WAG?
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 46th Indian Brigade, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

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

Allied ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

Also attacking 103rd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 103rd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 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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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 53,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 101 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Taiyo-1 with A5M4 Claude (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
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
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
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 2

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6 <<- His 4E pop back up onto the board. He musta been resting them after all the damage my Oscars inflicted on them when he was attacking Miri <laughter>.

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Dairen Maru
xAP Shanghai Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Taizan Maru
xAP Shanghai Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 17

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

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokai Maru, Shell hits 5
xAK Kamogawa Maru

5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 10,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 10,000 yards
5in CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tokai Maru at 10,000 yards
xAK Tokai Maru fired at enemy guns


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Ground combat at Liuchow (74,55)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 7437 troops, 72 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 9704 troops, 86 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 377

Japanese adjusted assault: 320

Allied adjusted defense: 38

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Liuchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4079 casualties reported <<- these units were routed from a previous base and I've given them no chance to regroup.
Squads: 127 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 109 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 30 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 19 (10 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Kuala Lumpur (49,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

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

Defending force 945 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 7

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-) <<- This is probably cuz FO=Singapore

Allied ground losses:
903 casualties reported
Squads: 71 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 84 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Recon Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2265 troops, 30 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 58

Defending force 632 troops, 12 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 44

Allied adjusted defense: 8

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Palmyra !!! <<- Good - this was becoming a pain in my arse.

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

Japanese ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
783 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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




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TTFN,

Mike

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Amphibious Assault at Mersing (51,82)

TF 115 troops unloading over beach at Mersing, 51,82

Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad lost overboard during unload of 16th Infantry Rgt
20 troops of a IJA HMG Squad accidentally lost during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt /1
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad accidentally lost during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt /3
19 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 16th Infantry Rgt /3
10 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 16th Infantry Rgt /4
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 24th Infantry Rgt /4


I get my troops ashore but pay a price...

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Sub attack near Lahaina at 182,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Case
DD Ward
DD Reid

SS I-23 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Smith
I-23 diving deep ....
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-23 eludes ASW attack from DD Reid
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Mersing at 51,82, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Akikaze, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Dairen Maru, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
xAP Hoten Maru, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Tsingtao Maru, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Taizan Maru, Shell hits 22, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Keihuku Maru, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
xAP Ussuri Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Shanghai Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Ukishima Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Katsutade, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Vendetta
DD Stronghold
DD Encounter
DD Isis, Shell hits 1
DD Jupiter, Shell hits 3, on fire


This sucked. The combat went on-and-on 4 ever. They musta expended all rounds. What hurts is I had a 3BB TF nearby that these 5 DDs somehow seemed to slip by...

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
DD Katsutade engages DD Jupiter at 10,000 yards
DD Katsutade engages DD Isis at 10,000 yards
DD Katsutade engages DD Encounter at 10,000 yards
DD Katsutade engages DD Vendetta at 10,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Keihuku Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Katsutade sunk by DD Jupiter at 10,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Keihuku Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Taizan Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Hoten Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages DD Akikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Ukishima Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Shanghai Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Akikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Keihuku Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Dairen Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Shanghai Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Shanghai Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Akikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Akikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages xAP Hoten Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Dairen Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
xAP Ukishima Maru sunk by DD Isis at 2,000 yards
xAP Shanghai Maru sunk by DD Stronghold at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Keihuku Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 2,000 yards
xAP Keihuku Maru sunk by DD Encounter at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Vendetta at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAP Dairen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Stronghold at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Isis at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Encounter at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Vendetta at 2,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages xAP Dairen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Dairen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Dairen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 2,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAP Ussuri Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Encounter at 2,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Encounter engages xAP Dairen Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Jupiter at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Encounter engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Encounter at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Hoten Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Encounter at 2,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages DD Isis at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Taizan Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Jupiter engages xAP Tsingtao Maru at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,90, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze
DD Nokaze
DD Namikaze

Allied Ships
DD Parrott
DD Stewart
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% 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 Stewart engages DD Namikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Namikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Arashi at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD Banckert at 9,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Nokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Nokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Nokaze engages DD Banckert at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Nokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Banckert at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

I needed to force a direct route w/no retreat... Bad on my part.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,90, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CL Kinu
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
DD Parrott
DD Stewart, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Banckert
DD Witte de With

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Kachinsky, O.W. crosses the 'T'
DD Witte de With engages CA Nachi at 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stewart at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
CL Kinu engages DD Banckert at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Witte de With at 9,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Banckert at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Banckert at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Banckert at 11,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Yakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stewart at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
CL Kinu engages DD Witte de With at 12,000 yards
DD Yakaze engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Parrott at 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Witte de With at 12,000 yards
DD Yakaze engages DD Banckert at 12,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Yakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

The night-fighting for this game seems much different for Japan. I'm used to Japan having an advantage but I've noticed in several night-time engagements within this game that Japan's night-time fighting seems blunted.
- Good moonlight
- Superior war assets in this engagement
- Good leaders (Naval +65 on all 4 ships)
- failure to close - the engagement is at long range...


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Night Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
DD Craven
TK H. M. Storey
TK Connecticut
TK Mobilgas
xAK Walter Luckenbach
DD McCall

SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Craven
DD McCall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCall attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-7 eludes ASW attack from DD McCall
DD McCall cannot establish contact with SS I-7
DD McCall cannot reach attack position over SS I-7
SS I-7 eludes ASW attack from DD McCall
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Saury

SS Saury is sighted by escort
Saury bottoming out ....
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru 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: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.453 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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G3M2 Nell x 21

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

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

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

AF Attack goes first.

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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 23
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 1

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

Allied aircraft losses
I-16-III: 1 destroyed

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th FG/26th FS CAF with I-16-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 10

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,66 (Victoria Point)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3

Sallys don't seem to do as much damage as Betty/Nell air groups...

Aircraft Attacking:
24 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 Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 12

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 Tuyun , at 74,51

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6

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



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Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Steve is trying to slow me down. Fortunately his bombers can't hit the side of a barn.

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Morning Air attack on 5th Tank Regiment, at 84,41 , near Sian

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
A-29A Hudson x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Sambas , at 57,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th Ku S-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 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Johnston Island , at 164,112

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
13th Ku S-1 Det B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 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 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

Now comes a small sweep...

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 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 17th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
190 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

Another small sweep

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N1 Kate x 17
D3A1 Val x 16

Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 8
P-40B Warhawk x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 19
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 3 destroyed, 6 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
CA San Francisco
DD Schley
BB Warspite
DD Craven
CL Raleigh
DD Selfridge
TK H. M. Storey

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

This was a sad engagement... Warspite tho - hmmm

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (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 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 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 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/46th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

More Sweep. Why doesn't sweep go first? Zeroes on sweep are faster than the Bettys I sent to attack the AF...

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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G3M2 Nell x 4
G4M1 Betty x 48

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 24

Aircraft Attacking:
13 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
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
20 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 15

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8

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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Afternoon Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

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

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



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16

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 Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Allied losses

Oil hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 3

No Allied losses

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IF bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 40 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 49,90

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 4

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
APD Tsuta

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (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



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 12
D3A1 Val x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Isis
DD Stronghold

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6
A6M2 Zero x 4
B5N1 Kate x 22
B5N2 Kate x 5
D3A1 Val x 3

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Banckert, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Van Nes
AMc MMS C, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


I get a little pay-back but this is poor return for my losses @ Mersing.

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
22 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Djampea, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Endeh, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey

SS I-173 is located by DMS Dorsey
I-173 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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Sir Robin @ Rangoon - 11/23/2012 11:59:50 PM   
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Burma looks like it's gunna be another walk-through. China is much like this - Steve pulls back as I approach. I wonder if he's concerned about losing troops due to auto-victory concerns?






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RE: The 4th day of 1942 - 11/24/2012 8:22:41 AM   
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If airfields are closed, you could switch your target to port in Manila, and Bataan. That way there is chance, that you take out some guns in those forts.

quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Morning Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 4000 feet * <<- what does the * mean again - a WAG?
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

It means plane carry extended load (either flying at extended range, or from too small airfield)


quote:

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-) <<- This is probably cuz FO=Singapore

Michaelm mentioned some time ago, that "-" for leaders means, that they FAILED TO INFLUENCE outcome, not that they influenced it negatively.

quote:

ORIGINAL: Lecivius

It's my understanding skip bombing was only witnessed once the Exp. was over 70. I may have missed something, though.

That was for serious reduction in accuracy in WITP. It is possible it is still used in AE, but you can surely get hits no matter the pilot experience. Just use enough bombs (like in B-29 for example)

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RE: The 4th day of 1942 - 11/24/2012 3:50:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: inqistor

If airfields are closed, you could switch your target to port in Manila, and Bataan. That way there is chance, that you take out some guns in those forts.

quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Morning Air attack on Madang , at 97,123

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 4000 feet * <<- what does the * mean again - a WAG?
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

It means plane carry extended load (either flying at extended range, or from too small airfield)



Cool - thanks. That's an interesting bit of info. Now what to do with the info...

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RE: The 6th day of 1942 - 11/24/2012 4:07:25 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 06, 42
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Sub attack near Lahaina at 182,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-23

Allied Ships
DD Ward

SS I-23 launches 6 torpedoes
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 attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-23 eludes DD Ward by diving deep
DD Ward 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 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

No Japanese losses

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

I think Steve has pulled out all of his LCU @ Rangoon now... I'm prepping units for a fast push.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 17

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2
CW-21B Demon x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Parrott
DD Van Nes
DD Stewart

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

This is where I need DB... DDs are damned hard to hit with my Nettys & Nells. Showing torpedoes tells Steve I've moved a HQ up forward but it's a damned if I do damned if I don't kind of thing.

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
G3M2 Nell x 7
G4M1 Betty x 56

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 69

Aircraft Attacking:
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
29 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 21

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
15 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 Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G4M1 Betty x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 17

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 Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

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

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

It looks like he's pulled his aircraft from this base.

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

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

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 10

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,66 (Victoria Point)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 19

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 14 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP 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 12000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Chengchow , at 88,44

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 27

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 Tuyun , at 74,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

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



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Morning Air attack on 5th Tank Regiment, at 84,41 , near Sian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29A Hudson x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

I've got a TF unloading air support this turn
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 50,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3
139WH-3 x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Recon Regiment, at 49,79 (Kuala Lumpur)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 181,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged <<- No escorts - cool!

Japanese Ships
xAK Nansin Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 10000
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 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 107th RAF Base Force, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged

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

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

Also attacking 103rd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 103rd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero 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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 183,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
B5N1 Kate x 12

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 4
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Cassin
DD Hull

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000
Raid is overhead
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (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 23000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 181,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Uyo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 2000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 100 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 183,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Cassin

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (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 23000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 5

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Parrott
DD Witte de With

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

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 9
Runway hits 15

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 14th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB-III bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengpinang at 50,86

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiryu Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IF bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 40 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Sambas , at 57,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 14

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th Ku S-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 15000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G3M2 Nell x 5

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Stronghold
DD Vendetta

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

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Hilo , at 183,111

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 48
B5N1 Kate x 7
B5N2 Kate x 88
D3A1 Val x 54

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 3 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Lawrence
CL Trenton
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AV Curtiss, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Florence D., Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AD Rigel, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AR Vestal, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AE Mauna Loa, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires

Steve is setting this up as a forward base from PH? I'm not sure why AE/AD/AR are here... AV to help against subs would make sense.

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

Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 23000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes

Also attacking Hilo ...
Massive explosion on AV Curtiss
Massive explosion on AD Rigel



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Ground combat at Mersing (51,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7156 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 180

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 180 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mersing !!!

This was too expensive when I factor in the lpss of the xAPs and DDs in the TF that Steve intercepted. I keep trying to push and win the war in 90 days... Steve is running to Singapore - me taking this base a few days earlier will have no impact in the coming battle. This was a brain-damaged idea on my part.

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
16th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment




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Notes regarding Burma in early Jan of 42 - 11/24/2012 8:40:41 PM   
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Operation Burma Liberation
ToD
Notes – Burma Liberation
ToD
Units in initial deployment to theatre:
• 21st Army – 2 Regiments on the board with another 2 plus armor plus Combat Engineer over the next 53 days
• 4 (basically half) divisions of the RTA (they’ll pick up experience & squads along the way)
• 15th Army sans the 33rd Div which has been pulled for Operation Grass Skirt.
• Armor from the 25th Army to sprint up the roads
1.7
• I see enemy TFs @ Sabang, Sumatra. Hit them by air from Bangkok.
• Rangoon DL=1/4. Do a port attack out of Bangkok to keep the DL up.

Journal – Burma Liberation
ToD
Ground
1.7.42
• 14th Tank Regiment (40AV) @ Pegu – DF=11/28 so Rest. FO=Magwe/11
• 55th Cav Regiment (45AV) @ Pegu – DF= 6/24 so Rest. FO=Rangoon/25
• 3rd RTA Div E of Pegu Move to Rangoon 0/92m. FO=Rangoon/25

The following are @ Moulmein & Moving to Pegu:
o 15th Army HQc. FO=Rangoon/44
o 112th Inf. Regiment (125AV). FO=Prome/25
o 55th Mountain Gun Regiment. FO=Rangoon/33
o 55th Engr Rgt. (9AV) FO=Rangoon/25
o 21st Med. FA Bat. FO=Rangoon/25
o 2nd RTA Div. (155AV) FO=Lashio/25
o 4th RTA Div. (139AV) FO=Mandalay/0


• 22nd Recon Regiment (37AV) @ Moulmein DF=8/22 so Resting
• 15th Guards Regiment (147AV) is attacking Mergui. Moving 1/46m
• 17th Indpt Guards Regiment @ Bangkok is Moving to Akyab 0/782m
• 1st Tank Regiment @ Surat Thani move by rail to Chumphon. DF=7/27

Air
1.7.42
• Transfer the 15th Spc. Tpt. (9 MC-21 Sally) from Saigon to Bangkok
o Orders to transport 7th JAAF Base Force (24AS) @ Bangkok to Pegu, Burma
• Transfer 260th Sentai (36 Oscar-Ib) from Bangkok to Pegu, Burma. Set CAP/Rest 60/40 @ 10k R3.
• 15th Ku K-1 (36 Betty) @ Bangkok Naval Atk/Port Attack Sabang, Sumatra @ 6k w/bombs.
• 261st Sentai (36 Sally-IIa) @ Bangkok Port Attack Rangoon. CAP from Pegu might leak over for support?

Naval
1.7.42
• TF311(2DD 7xAK)Amphib @ Miri is loading the I/143rd Inf. Bn. (41AV) for transport to Bangkok.
• TF26(1CA 2DD 3xAK)Amphib @ sea N of Sambas is en route to Brunei to transport the II/43rd INF. Bn. (41AV) to Bangkok


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Triple Crown - 11/25/2012 12:12:36 AM   
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Operation Triple Crown – Singapore/Palembang/Singkawang
ToD
Notes – Triple Crown
1.7.42
• Looks like 4 LCU @ Singkawang, Borneo
• @ Palembang DL=9/10
o F2 B17 Aux11
o 2TF 1 ship/6 ships
o 19 enemy LCU: Troops-33,580 Guns-126 AFV-116
• @ Singapore DL=9/10
o Mines
o F0 B8 Aux3
o 39 enemy LCU Troops-22,860 Guns-338 AFV-170
ToD
1.7.42
• I’m watching the 16th Naval Guard unit @ Kuching that is moving off-road to Sambas. DF was low when I started the move but now DF=4/17. Maybe the message is to stay on roads?
• The 15th Guards is up by Tavoy and went off-road in a move. DF=2/13
Journal – Triple Crown
ToD
Singkawang
1.7.42
• The following units just moved off-road from Kuching to Sambas and are resting:
o 15th Nav. Guards (59AV)
o 2nd Engr. Rgt. (9AV)
o 2nd Recon Rgt. (37AV)
o I/4th Inf. Bn. (42AV)
o II/4th Inf. Bn. (41AV)
o They’ll push forward to Singkawang after their DF goes down.
• Air Ops from Kuching
o F 18 Escort Palembang
o F 36 Sweep/CAP Palembang
o MB 36 AF Palembang
• TF311(2DD 7xAK)Amphib @ Miri loads I/143rd Inf. Bn. For transport to Bangkok
• TF11(1DD 2E 6xAK)Amphib is en route to Beaufort

Palembang
1.6.42
• TF103(3DD 1TB 2APD 2xAP)Amphib is loaded with the 65th Bde and currently next door to Palembang. I’m running the TF back to Kuching.
o 1.7.42 move east past Kuching
• TF3(1PB 1DMS)Mine Sweep is following TF103 back to Kuching
o 1.7.42 – still follows TF103
• TF109(4DD)Surface Combat was supposed to push through to Palembang and has run back near Groot Matoena and is currently set to head to Miri.
• TF119(1CA 1CL 2DD) that was following TF109 into Palembang is headed to Miri too. I’ll swap out the DD Amatsukaze that took damage later.
• TF112(2CVL 2CVE 2CA 1CS 5DD)Air Combat near Bangka moves middle of the throat between Singapore Singkawang as air support.
o 1.7.42 – move into same hex with TF248 near Soebi-besar
• TF248(2BB 2CA 1DD 1TB)Surface Combat near Bangka moves up near Singapore on a quick troll and then will head back towards Kuching.
o 1.7.42 – move near Soebi-besar
• TF115(1xAP) near Singapore runs to Cam Ranh Bay. Damage is 11/46/12/3. The sole surviving ship from Project Mersing. The only saving grace was that the troops were deployed and didn’t go down with the rest of the task force.
• TF5(1E 1PB 1DMS 6xAK)Amphib is loaded with the INF Yokosuka 1st & 3rd SNLF and is en route for Sambas. These units will help push into Singkawang.
• TF23(1CA 2CL 3DD)Surface Combat @ Miri is headed for Cam Ranh Bay for fuel.

Singapore
1.7.42
• Mersing was captured on 1.6.42. Nobody was home – it was a walk-through.
• Assault Johore Bahru:
o The 16th & 24th Infantry Regiments of the 16th Army are at Mersing, just up the road, but they are low on supplies. They are also in combat mode. DF is 2/12 & 1/10 respectively.
 The Kanoya Ku K-1 (27 Betty) @ Saigon are flying in supplies this turn.
• Assault Malacca
1.7.42
o The 5th & 56th Recon Regiments of the 25th Army are @ Kuala Lumpur and resting as they have a DF of 6/26 & 6/24. A day or two of rest should see them ready for a push down to Malacca.
o The 2nd Tank Regiment of the 16th Army is @ Temuloh and resting with a DF of 6/15. It too will slide south to hit Malacca soon.
o The following units of the 25th Army are just NE of Temuloh following the rail into town:
 12th Engineer Regiment
 21st, 42nd, & 56th Infantry Regiments
• Their fatigue is low and they only have about 40 miles left to hit Temuloh. They’ll push down also.
o The 41st and 114th Infantry Regiments of the 25th Army are south of Taiping and headed for Malacca.
o The 25th HQc and the 5th FA Rgt are resting 1 hex north of Taiping. I’ll march them to Taiping next turn as their DF is now down. From there they’ll rail to Johore Bahru once I’ve occupied that base.
o The following units of the 25th Army are sitting @ Taiping resting and will rail down to Johore Bahru once I’ve taken that base:
 3rd Med. FA Rgt.
 23rd Ind. Engr. Rgt
 55th Infantry Rgt.
 114th Infantry Rgt.
o The 56th Engr Rgt and the Imperial Guards Division of the 25th Army are resting @ Georgetown.
o The following units of the 25th Army are marching from Patani to Singora:
 56th Engr Rgt.
 113th & 148th Inf. Regiments.
• They’ll rail down to Johore Bahru once they’ve recovered from their march.
Assault of Singapore
1.8.42
• 2Do – move bombers to Taiping to attack Singapore
• Move additional engineers with Air support to Taiping
1.7.42
• 15th Ku S-1 (32 Zero) from Kota Bharu Sweep Singapore
• 64th Sentai (32 Oscar-Ib) Escort to Singapore
• 98th Sentai (32 Sally-IIa) AF Attack Singapore.


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RE: Triple Crown - 11/27/2012 10:56:27 PM   
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RE: Triple Crown - 12/2/2012 1:18:35 AM   
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Hi MBF - working on them - <grin>. Work got in the way and we had a bit of a delay.

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Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 1:40:28 AM   
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Hey guys,

AV carry FP and the FP can be assigned missions - right? Page 115 of the manual shows that AV have air groups just like CV/CVL/CE & CS. I was trying to get the screen to show a range for ASW patrols - say 100-180 degrees range 4 but it won't show the grids that I'm used to seeing for ASW search missions. I just want to verify that I can run Naval Search, ASW, & Naval Attack mission with Jakes flying off of AVs.



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RE: Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 3:03:26 AM   
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Yes.  Most of them can have 9 ac on board and then can provide support for 16 or so in a port.  They make good ASW spotters when coupled with some ASW TF's for large convoys.

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RE: Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 10:46:14 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks

Hey guys,

AV carry FP and the FP can be assigned missions - right? Page 115 of the manual shows that AV have air groups just like CV/CVL/CE & CS. I was trying to get the screen to show a range for ASW patrols - say 100-180 degrees range 4 but it won't show the grids that I'm used to seeing for ASW search missions. I just want to verify that I can run Naval Search, ASW, & Naval Attack mission with Jakes flying off of AVs.




As Pax said. But don't set patrols arcs. Just let em go!

They are really useful in large convoys.

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RE: Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 3:54:39 PM   
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I've got a TF with 4AV. I was gunna set them up each with 1/4 of a patrol area. So I'm gunna guess that they will all fly 360 degrees no matter what and that the only control I have is range (which is already halved due to selecting ASW missions)?

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RE: Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 4:42:05 PM   
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quote:

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I've got a TF with 4AV. I was gunna set them up each with 1/4 of a patrol area. So I'm gunna guess that they will all fly 360 degrees no matter what and that the only control I have is range (which is already halved due to selecting ASW missions)?

4AV is overkill, unless this is a special hunter-killer ASW TF. I use just one per large convoy and it is plenty. You get the DL up on any SS and then your ASW TF's can close and kill (or at least damage).

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RE: Questions about ships - 12/2/2012 5:05:28 PM   
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You haven't seen the way Steve uses subs... <grin>

The truth is that I was trying to assign sectors for patrol and can't get the search grids to come up when using AV TFs. I don't think I've ever tried this before and was concerned over my lack of success.



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AAR 1.11.42 - 12/3/2012 6:17:51 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 42
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Sub attack near Ebadon at 130,115

Japanese Ships
PB Takuna Maru #6
PB Tama Maru #5
PB Takuna Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton launches 2 torpedoes at PB Takuna Maru #6
Triton diving deep ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Ebadon at 130,113

Japanese Ships
PB Tama Maru #5
PB Takuna Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton is sighted by escort
Triton diving deep ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 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 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
CL Kuma
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-35
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113
MTB 10


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 32% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-113 at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Natori engages MTB 10 at 11,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages PT Q-113 at 11,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages PT-35 at 11,000 yards
CL Natori engages PT-31 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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TF 71 encounters mine field at Hilo (183,111)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, Mine hits 1, heavy damage <<-ouch



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Sub attack near Sandakan at 70,88

Japanese Ships
E Saga
xAK Kashiwara Maru
xAK Hakkaisan Maru
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at E Saga
KXVI bottoming out ....
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Puerto Princesa (73,83)

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio
xAK Nojima Maru

DD Arashio firing at 2nd PI Base Force
DD Arashio 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 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Puerto Princesa (73,83)

TF 124 troops unloading over beach at Puerto Princesa, 73,83

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

37mm Type 01 AT Gun dropped into water during unload of 91st Nav Gd /2


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ASW attack near Hilo at 183,111

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey

SS I-173 is located by DMS Dorsey
I-173 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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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Helena
DD Craven
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge
DD Preston
DD Gridley

SS I-16 launches 8 torpedoes at BB Warspite
I-16 bottoming out ....
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Gridley fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
DD King
DD Rathburne
DD Lawrence

SS I-7 is sighted by escort
DD Rathburne fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
DD Schley
DD Chew
DD Aylwin

SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Schley
DD Schley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Chew 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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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G3M2 Nell x 20

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 16

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

CAP engaged:
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
3-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 88

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Stearman 75M: 8 damaged
Stearman 75M: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 67

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
33 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 Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 90 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Stearman 75M: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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 spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB-III x 13

No Allied losses

Refinery hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 15 kg GP Bomb
3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply 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 108th/2 Base Force, at 51,65 , near Victoria Point

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 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 2nd Recon Regiment, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th Ku S-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 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 16th Infantry Regiment, at 51,82 (Mersing)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2
Wirraway x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 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 Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 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 Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11472 troops, 94 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 409

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

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 429

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 429 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chengchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)

Assaulting units:
35th Division


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Ground combat at Sandakan (70,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1155 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 43

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 43 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+)

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion


In Hawaii I'm pulling back my troop TFs and reloading while I get Johnston straightened out. That bombardment hurt me.

I'm gunna take Balikpapan shortly while troops are moving to take Singkawang in the NW. Once Singkawang falls I'll push for Sumatra.

Troops in Malay are running down to Singapore. I'm also setting up air operations to really pound in the troops there.

China is a funny story. Steve is still falling back faster than I can get to him.

In Burma Rangoon falls. Troops are resting from to clear fatigue. Armored units are starting up again to press in this theatre. Air units ar CAPing Pegu & LRCAPing Rangoon.


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TTFN,

Mike

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