Confession time: I have been a little paranoid about OpSec and I think that that has had a negative effect on this AAR in that I am not communicating very much beyond the basics of what is happening in combat, I'm generally not talking about what I'm doing. Ive decided that I'm going to start "opening up" and "sharing".
Please let me know if you have any specific requests for information, questions
So here goes:
Use reinforcements and SAGs to Create "resistance nests" that cannot be overcome unless he brings in KB or Battleships. Every defensive buildup action is geared to this "you will not take this place unless you bring in KB". Now we know that he can take just about anything he want to if he really wants to. Great, that is a core part of this plan. Because KB can only be on one spot at a time. And when KB is away my carriers will play.
This Strategy is in effect at Rabaul, look at the casaulty list and see what has been sunk at Rabaul. The message is, you will not move beyond Rabaul unless you bring KB down here. I even want to take this a step further, i would like to make Rabaul "untenable".
Resistance nests should include: Fighters, Dive Bombers, SAGs with a few Cruisers, Mined Harbor, ground reinforcements, BUT NOT TOO MUCH. enough to stop a regiment, Enough to beat up some transports. Not over commiting and saying "no way you will take this" I dont want to be in a pissing contest in 42' I want to be monkey wrench thrown into the war machine.
SAGS should constantly be looking for opportunities for raids, if a SAG is destroyed it should not cost me more then 1-2 cruisers and a few destroyers. All SAGS are expendable but not used recklessly. Ultimately though they are expected to die.
List of actions
B-17s are starting to make there way to Australia from USA, I dont know yet what Im going to do with them. They cannot reach rabaul from townsville so they are just going to train for now.
Port Moresby, Lunga, Tulagi have all been reinforced to some degree. PM is fairly secure unless he mounts a large operation with KB in support.
Most Islands and critical locations should have fighters, dive bombers, PBY, SAG nearby or assigned to them. Canton is a good example. They have all those but in moderation.
Suva is a major base. It has a lot of troops
Nouemia is pretty solidly defended and has a lot of ENG
Darwin is pretty strong but i wish i had more AUS air support ENG.
LPs have been established at Luganville, milne bay and soon at Baker and Ndeni
Shortlands has a little security force so he cant take it for free
Kendari Koepang reinforced. The major issue is lack of Air support ENG to support defending aircraft
Ambon made into a resistance nest. Not toooo much but enough to stop a regimental invasion, maybe bog down a brigade even.
He recently had cruisers near ambon and they ate some dive bombs. Issue is i would like more air support ENG!
Philipines, Manilla and Clark contain most troops dugin fairly well but getting bombed like crazy. he has finally moved up to manilla.
Singapore - Most troops are at Johore Bahru and well dug in
China- just created resistance areas in cities mostly. i mostly ignore china.. sorry chinese
Dutch- Some reinforcement brought in to Batavia, SOerbaja. I want to make it slow and Laborious to take and requiring the prescence of KB. What if you need KB to take it? but you need KB to push beyond Rabaul?
Rangoon: I have ignored good advice I am going to defend PEGU. We are diging digging digging. The reason why I made this decision is that he is moving VERY slowly (i think) he likes to bomb bomb bomb and starve me out and then move in. This results in a slow advance. I think it is possible to hold pegu. But maybe not wise. we shall see...I may change my mind. He still doesnt have troops near Singapore.
USA CVs operating around Rabaul and gaining experience in combat.
< Message edited by godochaos -- 11/28/2012 11:23:08 PM >