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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 3:24:38 AM   
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THAT is exactly what I think as well.

I have a full strength ID moving into Manila. As soon as the Watampone situation is finished I shall take 2nd TK, 19th ID and move them to Formosa. Two full strength Brigades move to Luzon joining what is already present. Have decided to pretty much bet the house of this team. Figure I have about 10-14 days to make whatever preparations I can...


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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 1:27:08 PM   
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Just letting out a BIG TIME CRY:

BANZAI!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 1:51:07 PM   
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March 26, 1944

Though the Empire teeters on the knifes edge of destruction with real and perceived threats EVERYWHERE there are occasional victories still scored. For March 26, 1944 some victories are small like the Decoy Kido Butai sinking an AR near the edge of the board but others are HUGE.

Just as in Sumatra a year ago. An opportunity presented itself in the Celebes. With careful deliberation a precious Infantry Division was fed into the campaign. Hope grew. One of only two Japanese TK Divisions was brought in to add weight to the assault.

The Allies did nothing.

Half of the remaining few Capital Ships of the Imperial Navy were brought in to race through dangerous sub infested waters to bombard Makassar and Watampone repeatedly.

The Allies did nothing.

The few remaining full strength IJA/IJN Fighter and bombers units were committed to the fight at great risk to finding dozens of high performance Allied Fighters.

The Allies did nothing.

March 22, 1944 saw the surrender of the 1st Aussie Corps, 1st Aussie ID, a USMC TK Bn and a RAAF BF. A total of 7,321 POWs taken.

The Allies gathered their massed Invasion Armada and STILL did NOTHING.

March 26, 1944 sees the 2nd TK Division and 2 banged up Infantry Brigades attack Watampone, Celebes. Facing them are another Aussie ID, 2/3 of an American ID, and 9 other units. They have been bombarded by 14"--16"--18" Guns from the ocean and then nailed by 100-150 bombers a day. The Japanese cautiously expect heavy resistance so they launch a Deliberate Attack. Much to the shock of Imperial HQ the Allied position immediately collapses and the Japanese tankers pour into the small town and enlarged AF. It is over barely 4 hours after it began. The ENTIRE Allied Army SURRENDERS.

JDA: 3-1 Forts 1 Japan: 1,199 Cas 12 Guns for 12,887 Allied Cas, 1169 Squads destroyed, 278 Guns, and 204 Vehicles.

BANZAI Baby!

While the celebration is commencing and the Allied prisoners are being marched off, orders immediately go out for 2nd TK , an Inf Brigade, and 19th ID to get back to Makassar for immediate combat loading. They are needed elsewhere...

Hundreds of aircraft begin redeployment for some R&R, new pilots, and new airframes.

The supporting Capital Ships turn and retire towards Singapore for repairs and R&R.

Victory in late-March 1944. Nice!

Burma may be a disaster being held together by rice paper, Indochina is threatened by China, and a VAST Allied Fleet gathers at Horn Isle, but TODAY belongs to Japan!

BANZAI!




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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 2:05:39 PM   
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Where is the outcry from Australia and New Zealand?

For the third time in twelve months an Allied army is crushed, beaten, and/or forced to retreat.

Alas the Mothers, Fathers, Girlfriends, and Wives of Australia...

YUM!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 2:27:54 PM   
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Nice haul of Allied dogs, John! A high risk:high reward gambit that paid off for you. Well done.

Now get those guys back into theatre reserve on Luzon to prepare for the inevitable.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 2:30:45 PM   
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Where is the outcry from Australia and New Zealand?


I always play as though my reputation / assignment as Supreme Commander is not a sure-fire thing. In real life, the public outcry after Betio/Tarawa was unexpectedly ferocious. Imagine what it would be like after another Gallipoli for the Aussies/Kiwis? What about two or three of those in a year? I think someone would be quietly shown the door, ala Ghormley.

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RE: July 8, 1943 BANZAI! - 1/10/2017 2:42:48 PM   
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In a campaign that started over seven months ago, it is Japan that raises the flag of the Empire over the Port City of Sabang this day! Who would ever have thought it in mid-1943 a victory of this size was possible for the Empire?

Here comes a series of screenshots:






Here is a screenshot of the final surrender in Sumatra.


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RE: July 8, 1943 BANZAI! - 1/10/2017 2:53:07 PM   
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These were the destroyed units at Sabang. Am looking back for the remaining at the tail-end of the Sumatra Campaign.

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Here is the list of destroyed Allied units:









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RE: July 25, 1943 - 1/10/2017 2:59:26 PM   
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Had issues formatting this screenshot but it does work.

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These were the final units to surrender after the fall of Sabang. They surrendered July 25, 1943.

That feels like 4-5 lifetimes ago...


July 25, 1943

We're now whittling down the last stack of Allied units on Sumatra. I've got an ID and 2nd Tank destroying them. Needed to say this since two of them surrendered this turn. Took a screen shot so you can see the last bag of future POWs.

Marcus
We've got 10 Flattops at Marcus. Kaga and 3 CVL are still at Yokohoma doing some unit re-sizing and then they shall sail for the base. CV Hiyo and CVL Zuiho are coming up from Soerbaja. This will be my Kido Butai for the near future. Only CV missing is Junyo and she still has 60 days in Manila. Have 24 Jakes here, two AV, 15 Emily, and 18 Judy-R flying from here. NOTHING will get the drop on this force.

Heavy Ship Distribution
The Battlefleet is 10 days from upgrade completion. Once done, I've decided that the Kongos will go up to the Aleutians, the new two CBs and ALL CAs will join the carriers, The battleships (Ise, Nagato, Mutsu (repairing for 40 more days), Yamato, and Musashi will go to Truk and operate from that location.

Surface Search
There are now eight Glen I-Boats around Hawaii and 7 AKs spread out into a scouting line SE of Umnak. We should KNOW if something comes north or leaves PH.


Aircraft Query
Just got the lovely Lady named Frances starting July 1st. She has a lousy 4 for SR but has armor. What do people think of this plane compared to Miss Betty 2?









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RE: July 25, 1943 - 1/10/2017 3:10:10 PM   
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Done Posting for a bit. Running new turn.


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RE: July 25, 1943 - 1/10/2017 3:17:12 PM   
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Well the 4 SR limits the aircraft to a one shot then stand down unit. Just like the Allied 4Es they need to be used with discretion and from safe airfields. (on a rail line). Otherwise they are good planes. From an Allied standpoint I would think that a mix of Francis and Bettys would be the ideal situation.

As an Allied fanboy, I can accept the loss of a division or two if it were useful but the Australian 1st ID is a crack unit. Not one to be thrown away. Plus the replacement rate for Australian squads are very low at this stage of the war. I lost the same division in a foolish attempt to take Port Blair in early 1943. Still regret it. Got plenty of Australian divisions but Allied divisions with a 70 exp are very rare even in 1944. American divisions are fairly easy to rebuild but every Commonwealth one takes some planning and thought.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 3:19:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

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2. PPs to move out of national borders (Japan - Manchuria, Thai) and (Allies - India, China)


So...all of those Indian Divisions raising Caine in Burma are 100.0% bought out? Okey dokey. Lots of PPs.

The 254th Armored Bgd-Can some AFB cite the organic HQ for that too por favor?

ETA: Forgot sig figs on the percentage.


It doesn't have to cost lots of PPs to buy the divisions out. If you can buy the early in the game, when they have lots of disrupted devices/squads and haven't taken replacements, you can get them for ~300-500 PPs each.

The armor brigades is even cheaper - ~50-100 PPs each if bought out early (Oh BTW, to answer your question - 254th have Eastern HQ(R) as the organic HQ).


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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 3:21:26 PM   
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BTW, to answer your question - 254th have Eastern HQ(R) as the organic HQ).



Danke, Viking Dude!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 3:33:27 PM   
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The CW (Common Wealth) LCU can usually withstand the loss of the infantry, its the various artillery and other devices that they get in limited amounts as replacements that hurt when rebuilding a full division. Gen Patton is finding out the hard way in July '42 as he lost the two Aussie brigades in Singapore and now has lost 8 more in western Australia. Too bad the 6th Aussie Div and another brigade will not make it out from the desert.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 4:26:27 PM   
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March 27, 1944

Here it slowly comes boys...

Lose two SS this turn trying to get into the TFs.





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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 4:58:20 PM   
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Here it slowly comes boys...

Yes, but what is the "it"? A comically large invasion force or a massive noisemaker feint designed to attract your eyes there and not to the main prize?


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RE: March 1944 - 1/10/2017 5:48:16 PM   
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John, regarding the unfortunate loss of 2 ss (damn!), I'd like to remind japanese traditional defense doctrine for the approach of main US fleet: MASS concentrated attacks by SS and small nimble shipping when approaching land controlled defense location and massed airplane range, to cause attrite before main confrontation. i.e., not piece-mealing (easier to say from here, I know).

Main point: Celebes is the blueprint. Let him come, let him do his stuff, try to accelerate and ensure, with minimal losses possible, exahaustion of his main fleet's logistic allowance, let him go, and THEN swiftly and
VIOLENTLY counter strike; It can be longer than before, he may have planned this time to establish more consistent supply replenishment advanced bases on the scort of past failures. Please, bear PATIENCE waiting patiently for the right occasion, that he will give anytime.

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ChickenBoy: 1 ++.

Still, if he'll keep unprotected his forces in current secondary operation which is developing under our eyes, maybe worth to concentrate and stike them to annihilation. Some additional allied units burned is not so conducive to his victory.

I'm taking in consideration that the second attack prongue has to be anyhow close to the first and its massive main combat escort.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 12:43:32 AM   
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Nice to know we think alike about his future plans, let's see if he plays along?

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 2:46:31 PM   
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March 26, 1944

Though the Empire teeters on the knifes edge of destruction with real and perceived threats EVERYWHERE there are occasional victories still scored. For March 26, 1944 some victories are small like the Decoy Kido Butai sinking an AR near the edge of the board but others are HUGE.

Just as in Sumatra a year ago. An opportunity presented itself in the Celebes. With careful deliberation a precious Infantry Division was fed into the campaign. Hope grew. One of only two Japanese TK Divisions was brought in to add weight to the assault.

The Allies did nothing.

Half of the remaining few Capital Ships of the Imperial Navy were brought in to race through dangerous sub infested waters to bombard Makassar and Watampone repeatedly.

The Allies did nothing.

The few remaining full strength IJA/IJN Fighter and bombers units were committed to the fight at great risk to finding dozens of high performance Allied Fighters.

The Allies did nothing.

March 22, 1944 saw the surrender of the 1st Aussie Corps, 1st Aussie ID, a USMC TK Bn and a RAAF BF. A total of 7,321 POWs taken.

The Allies gathered their massed Invasion Armada and STILL did NOTHING.

March 26, 1944 sees the 2nd TK Division and 2 banged up Infantry Brigades attack Watampone, Celebes. Facing them are another Aussie ID, 2/3 of an American ID, and 9 other units. They have been bombarded by 14"--16"--18" Guns from the ocean and then nailed by 100-150 bombers a day. The Japanese cautiously expect heavy resistance so they launch a Deliberate Attack. Much to the shock of Imperial HQ the Allied position immediately collapses and the Japanese tankers pour into the small town and enlarged AF. It is over barely 4 hours after it began. The ENTIRE Allied Army SURRENDERS.

JDA: 3-1 Forts 1 Japan: 1,199 Cas 12 Guns for 12,887 Allied Cas, 1169 Squads destroyed, 278 Guns, and 204 Vehicles.

BANZAI Baby!

While the celebration is commencing and the Allied prisoners are being marched off, orders immediately go out for 2nd TK , an Inf Brigade, and 19th ID to get back to Makassar for immediate combat loading. They are needed elsewhere...

Hundreds of aircraft begin redeployment for some R&R, new pilots, and new airframes.

The supporting Capital Ships turn and retire towards Singapore for repairs and R&R.

Victory in late-March 1944. Nice!

Burma may be a disaster being held together by rice paper, Indochina is threatened by China, and a VAST Allied Fleet gathers at Horn Isle, but TODAY belongs to Japan!

BANZAI!





Holy Toledo!!


My nature is defensive , I love early war as Allied so it may come to no surprise that I believe you should be on
the heavy defensive at this point but find it amazing what you pulled off, this late.

Superb work!!!

Remember a quote from Japans War, something like "after a big victory tighten the chin strap."

Congrats!!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 2:53:55 PM   
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Had an email exchange with Dan last night/this morning and I think it captures how we play our match. Last turn the Chinese troops on the Indochina border started moving into Indochina. I was ranting about a day late and a dollar short because I--literally--have troops landing THIS turn at Haiphong. Ordered bombers to hit the troops and braced for the worst.

Sent this note with the turn this morning:

Are your Political Points paid for this little Indochina Incursion? Hmmm… You have to be careful as our Poppy Fields are in full bloom currently.

When the turn came back I was astonished to see a book written:


They aren't paid for!, I never thought about it. I apologize.


I would buy them out, but most of the units are permanent restricted. So I've stood each unit down until we decide what to do. I propose that they retire to China by the closest road or jungle hex routes that make sense. Does it make sense to do so under some kind of cease fire? They haven't don't any real damage yet, and I'd hate to have them obliterated by your bombers as they slink back home. (By the way, the Viet militia are not triggered after 1942; and it's the country line, not Hanoi, that triggers them in '41 and '42.)


I checked to make sure there aren't any unrestricted, unpaid for Chinese units in Burma. There aren't.


I also checked Indian units in Burma. There are several. All but one of those is in the northern Burma/Assam region. The only exception is 23rd Div. at Toungoo.


My memory is that we had an exception to the Restricted Unit/PP rule that allowed restricted Indian units to operate in northern Burma/Assam. I've tried to find that exception mentioned in my AAR or our emails, but the latter go back only to July 2015 (not to when we began the game) and I haven't found anything in my AAR using the search function and using Google. I'm nearly positive that you and I discussed this via email about what we remembered about house rules a year ago, while we were involved in the Sumatra campaign (I think naval bombing or night bombing was the issue at the time). I'm pretty sure I also mentioned this in my AAR. But I can't find anything. I opened a few old game files from August 1943 (we played those turns last year) and December 1942 (we played those turns in 2013) to see if I had any restricted units in Upper Burma, and found the same ones that are there now, so that's the way I've played since the early stages of the game.


I don't think we ever defined northern Burma, but the idea was to allow Allied operations where it made sense historically while preventing restricted units from pouring across the border in unrealistic numbers.


I'm open to your suggestions, but one way we can handle this is to limit restricted units to no further south than the Shwebo/Akyab line (I think we included Ramree Island too, but there aren't any restricted units there now). As for 23rd Indian Div., I can pay to buy it out as soon as I have sufficient political points. That will be about two weeks, though I'd like just a bit of latitude in case I need to spend a few PPs to replace task force or air unit commanders for key units (I don't think that will happen, but I don't want to get stuck with Admiral Ghormley if I find that he's in command of a key combat or carrier TF).


That's just a suggestion, and I'm open to your thoughts. In the meantime, I've stood down the restricted units or, in a couple of cases, started them back up roads and trails to where they belong.


After so many years playing together, I laughed and thought about this, I sent a rejoinder and am now getting ready to run the new turn. Players who don't know each other might be hot/mad at their opponent. Not I said the John. Here is what I just sent him:

I opened this email and was stunned to see a LETTER sitting here!


Heck…I was being funny on the PP thought going into Indochina. Am really HAPPY now that it actually was relevant. Crazy.


I accept your plan without fail in Burma. Sounds reasonable. I cannot fly bombers in their right now anyway so those units will not be attacked. You will have to excuse the bombers attacks on the Chinese going into Indochina. Will stop those immediately so you can sit there in peace and tranquility…am really glad your allowing the poppy harvest to occur. Gotta have revenue to pay for all those Indochinese kids…


Now if you find commanders as OUTSTANDING as Adm Ghormley in command of anything vital I shall allow a royal dispensation for him to stay but only if it for a really--REALLY important unit!


Speaking of going back into the AARs, I wanted to go back and find the units I destroyed when Sabang fell. Had to go back to like page 66 or so of the AAR. Did some re-reading. It was like going down amnesia lane.


Running turn.
John


How is that for players working things out??!!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 2:58:10 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

March 26, 1944

Though the Empire teeters on the knifes edge of destruction with real and perceived threats EVERYWHERE there are occasional victories still scored. For March 26, 1944 some victories are small like the Decoy Kido Butai sinking an AR near the edge of the board but others are HUGE.

Just as in Sumatra a year ago. An opportunity presented itself in the Celebes. With careful deliberation a precious Infantry Division was fed into the campaign. Hope grew. One of only two Japanese TK Divisions was brought in to add weight to the assault.

The Allies did nothing.

Half of the remaining few Capital Ships of the Imperial Navy were brought in to race through dangerous sub infested waters to bombard Makassar and Watampone repeatedly.

The Allies did nothing.

The few remaining full strength IJA/IJN Fighter and bombers units were committed to the fight at great risk to finding dozens of high performance Allied Fighters.

The Allies did nothing.

March 22, 1944 saw the surrender of the 1st Aussie Corps, 1st Aussie ID, a USMC TK Bn and a RAAF BF. A total of 7,321 POWs taken.

The Allies gathered their massed Invasion Armada and STILL did NOTHING.

March 26, 1944 sees the 2nd TK Division and 2 banged up Infantry Brigades attack Watampone, Celebes. Facing them are another Aussie ID, 2/3 of an American ID, and 9 other units. They have been bombarded by 14"--16"--18" Guns from the ocean and then nailed by 100-150 bombers a day. The Japanese cautiously expect heavy resistance so they launch a Deliberate Attack. Much to the shock of Imperial HQ the Allied position immediately collapses and the Japanese tankers pour into the small town and enlarged AF. It is over barely 4 hours after it began. The ENTIRE Allied Army SURRENDERS.

JDA: 3-1 Forts 1 Japan: 1,199 Cas 12 Guns for 12,887 Allied Cas, 1169 Squads destroyed, 278 Guns, and 204 Vehicles.

BANZAI Baby!

While the celebration is commencing and the Allied prisoners are being marched off, orders immediately go out for 2nd TK , an Inf Brigade, and 19th ID to get back to Makassar for immediate combat loading. They are needed elsewhere...

Hundreds of aircraft begin redeployment for some R&R, new pilots, and new airframes.

The supporting Capital Ships turn and retire towards Singapore for repairs and R&R.

Victory in late-March 1944. Nice!

Burma may be a disaster being held together by rice paper, Indochina is threatened by China, and a VAST Allied Fleet gathers at Horn Isle, but TODAY belongs to Japan!

BANZAI!





Holy Toledo!!


My nature is defensive , I love early war as Allied so it may come to no surprise that I believe you should be on
the heavy defensive at this point but find it amazing what you pulled off, this late.

Superb work!!!

Remember a quote from Japans War, something like "after a big victory tighten the chin strap."

Congrats!!


Hello Mister SuluSea!

Thanks. The victory stunned me as well.

My chin strap is as tight as I can make it. Am thinking about adding super glue as well. Maybe I need that glue that used to be in that TV ad of the guy hanging from the girder. Anyone remember that one?


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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 3:20:24 PM   
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Heck…I was being funny on the PP thought going into Indochina. Am really HAPPY now that it actually was relevant. Crazy.


Am really glad you asked the question about buying out restricted units. Am also really pleased that Dan copped to it and rectified the situation immediately. Very nice.

Of course, I would have given him a mandatory ration of **** and told him to ignore the entirety of the superfluous Manchuko garrison that would be showing up in Northern Burma soon. What's good for the goose and all that.

I like teamwork and patient and honest opponents. Very hard to come by-but highly prized.

Now cut his guts out!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 3:40:58 PM   
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Hi John, glad to see you're still battling! I have to admit I thought your desire was waning.

What does your kamikaze training situation look like and hopefully you're building the planes that give you the best bang for the buck while doing the deed.

Best of luck and health!


Good to hear from you Sir.

I was mentally exhausted when I cut back on the number of games I was playing. Even once I was down to just Dan's game that feeling persisted. Burn out was quite real. Am sure everyone has experienced it periodically. I've had matches running constantly for ten years and simply needed a break. Couple of months took care of that and we're doing OK presently. As said before, the biggest regret is half-assing those months away in early 1943 with attention divided between separate matches.

Hope you are well. Have you been doing any of that FANTASTIC artwork?

EDIT: Just realized that I did not answer any of your actual questions!

I have SOOOOOOOOOO many planes training in Japan right now. There must be 3,000+ aircraft in the Home Islands presently. Ran some of the numbers by Michael yesterday--CRAZY. Everyone is training!

SIDE NOTE: Just got MISS PEGGY (with Torp) this day--March 21, 1944. Will commence immediate traing as I change out the Helen's for this marvelous aircraft.



Wish I had time for running a sandbox regarding kamikazes with high low naval and defense ratings.

Regarding art, thanks for the compliment I just try to do my best and hope it's as close to something professional as my limited skills allow.

I'm happy to say I'm working within a trio on an element of the art side on a product at this site. I don't feel comfortable speaking on it as I'm a spoke in the wheel and like to honor NDA I signed. Being vague as possible I really like the direction we're heading and the three of us are meshing well together which only means positive things.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 3:57:22 PM   
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Heck…I was being funny on the PP thought going into Indochina. Am really HAPPY now that it actually was relevant. Crazy.


Am really glad you asked the question about buying out restricted units. Am also really pleased that Dan copped to it and rectified the situation immediately. Very nice.

Of course, I would have given him a mandatory ration of **** and told him to ignore the entirety of the superfluous Manchuko garrison that would be showing up in Northern Burma soon. What's good for the goose and all that.

I like teamwork and patient and honest opponents. Very hard to come by-but highly prized.

Now cut his guts out!



Just a little over the top don't think?

It was an honest mistake.

Besides John 3rd gets free activation of the Vietnamese while the Chinese that activated it have to retreat back into China......

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 4:26:02 PM   
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Just a little over the top don't think?


What's your problem? I thought it was obvious that my comments were respectful, tongue-in-cheek and-finally-encouraging aggression. Nothing more. No more than "Banzai" or "Hip Hip Hooray".

Relax a bit and take your beef somewhere else.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 4:31:00 PM   
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That does raise an interesting point that I hadn't considered, John. What Vietnamese units were just activated? At what strength are they? I confess that I've no idea how experienced or combat ready these units are or what their rate of replenishment / production is.

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 4:49:18 PM   
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Vietnamese activated after 1942-43??

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RE: March 1944 - 1/11/2017 11:20:56 PM   
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Where is the outcry from Australia and New Zealand?


I always play as though my reputation / assignment as Supreme Commander is not a sure-fire thing. In real life, the public outcry after Betio/Tarawa was unexpectedly ferocious. Imagine what it would be like after another Gallipoli for the Aussies/Kiwis? What about two or three of those in a year? I think someone would be quietly shown the door, ala Ghormley.


Just finished up One Square Mile of Hell by Wukovits. I have to admit I love his writing style where he personalizes his subjects. I also enjoyed his Pacific Alamo.
I'll be studying the Battle of Tarawa for atleast a year to keep me busy. True thing as stated on the back cover,
it was two things to do on Tarawa-- fight or die.
It's amazing how much the Pacific powers that be learned from the Tarawa operation and put into
operational/invasion plans for the Marshalls just months later.

Apologies John for getting off topic.


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RE: March 1944 - 1/12/2017 12:06:45 AM   
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I enjoyed Pacific Alamo as well. Didn't realize he'd written that work. I take it this is a very good recommendation?

Dan's AAR goes EVERYWHERE so I enjoy it when it happens here.

@Sulu---Bet I can tell you what you're working on!

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RE: March 1944 - 1/12/2017 3:10:15 AM   
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2. PPs to move out of national borders (Japan - Manchuria, Thai) and (Allies - India, China)


So...all of those Indian Divisions raising Caine in Burma are 100.0% bought out? Okey dokey. Lots of PPs.

The 254th Armored Bgd-Can some AFB cite the organic HQ for that too por favor?

ETA: Forgot sig figs on the percentage.


It doesn't have to cost lots of PPs to buy the divisions out. If you can buy the early in the game, when they have lots of disrupted devices/squads and haven't taken replacements, you can get them for ~300-500 PPs each.

The armor brigades is even cheaper - ~50-100 PPs each if bought out early (Oh BTW, to answer your question - 254th have Eastern HQ(R) as the organic HQ).



I will on occasion disband an Australian or Indian Division or two. It gives me a pool of replacements to fill out active divisions (which are very thin at the start) and I then buy out the division when it comes back in six months for little or nothing. The trade off is that you lose a unit for 180 days but it helps the Allies who are always low on PPs. I like to disband almost all of my Australian and Indian independent brigades to fill up full divisions. If Indian and Burma or OZ are hotly contested you can pretty much plan on never getting them back but so be it. I want the full divisions and as many as I can get. Doing this You can even build back the divisions lost at Singapore. You really need to be creative to keep the Commonwealth units up to full strength.

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