From: St. Louis
4/3/42 Additional Japanese forces are about to arrive in Noumea marching down from Koumac. They will have contracted malaria by now. I have no idea how long it takes to recover in the resort city of Noumea, with its famous spas and what all.
The other day Mutsu took a fish (1 out of a spread of 6) from a US sub near PM just before her TF was to bombard there. Ise, Hyuga and Nagato continued on while Mutsu began her retreat. She appeared to be making pretty good time so she's not badly hurt, as you would expect. I figure adding the time it takes to get to a shipyard, get repaired and return will be 10 weeks or more.
Following the bombardment, Raiden landed some more troops including a tank regiment. A shock attack followed. The computer must have ordered it, but it looks like he may have lost up to 75 of those tanks. Still a success I think, having reduced the fortifications a level.
Raiden crossed the Chinese border from Burma and is fighting his way toward Paoshan, having reversed the BFF brigade from the first hex of Chinese territory. BFF, best friends forever? It's a Commonwealth unit, but that seems rather optimistic. It and a Sikh battalion stand between him and Paoshan.
Here is the tank battle at PM.
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