Another toast for the successful bombing run. Prosit!
If there are infantry units in the incoming reinforcements, I'd amph drop them adjiacent to Makassar, to save time.
THIS PLAN seems sound. At least we're going for some good clear profit, whatever the consequences moreover. (I like it very much Sir; THIS is the way to cause problems and concerns to CR-Allied!)
On the subject, when you write to reinforce in deep your garrisons, i'd like if given leave, to express following thoughts:
1- you cannot garrison of course everywhere; as well known, and as expressed by Hans and others previously, all what CR needs is a decent squared surface to base his air forces and then to proceed. He could probably even have enough allowance to invade 2 or three spots, very lightly defended, and embed them with the appropriate support to sustain air operations, while keeping possibly you busy with a major invasion on a more important location in same area.
Where this could happen? Well, if he shall keep his main Carriers force where's now, so then DEI-Philippines (including Palau?)is best candidate; Western Malay is in range, but much unprobable; Haiphong-Tonkin: that would be deal breaker for the Allies, but I don't believe CR is willing to do it, he's too scary of you, yes he is he definitely is, and cautius; Formosa would be even riskier;
the vast number of spots in the arcipelagus favors CR but favors us as well, in the sense that it favors counter attacks and counter invasions from the other close spots and islands, possibly by night, once Cr has shown up his cards, exactly as done here in Sulawesi-Celebes that can serve as prototype;
If allowed to further elaborate, i'd point out to you the idea to assign some Fast Reaction Forces, with necessary and adequate transports on hand, which serves as garrisons as well up until the main attacks, similarly as done here in Celebes. Every unit should be competent for certain designated targets close to it (BTW do you have LSTs-Barges?).
About Allied advanced airplane bases: much unfortunately he's already too much in DEI; those in Sulawesi, you're going to take care of, hopefully; any thought to pay, eventually and somehow, a"visit" to Allied garrisoning trops at Ambon, Boeala, or the Moluccas?
In relation to the screenshot showing position of Main Carries Fleet: does this mean that NoPac and Western Pac are now free hunting areas?
I'd like to see the reaction of CR when the KB is spotted north of Midway.....
(BTW: how many recon planes has it costed you to sniff around Townsville?)
All the best, keep well and good wishes for the new year
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