From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
China: Chinese units left stranded are moving in various directions. At the moment, John's spearhead still doesn't have any road access for supply. None. That won't last long, but it has forced him to divert three or four divisions to take on the two Chinese corps that's been parked in good terrain. Four IJ divisions will probably be enough to take the hex and open a supply line, but there's a chance the Chinese can hold awhile. My Kweilin area army is still in good shape with contiguous lines and a good line of retreat. But the Hengyang army is hung out with nowhere to go except a forward guerilla warfare campaign.
Burma: Two Indian brigades are in the one key jungle hex on the border of the clear terrain. One of these is a very poor unit. The other is pretty good. But the combination should be tough to dislodge. Meanwhile, an elite UK brigade is 16 of the 48 miles towards occupying a second key border hex. Other good units are further back, but coming. I think the Allies win the race. The Allies have 2,200 PP saved up to buy restricted Indian divisions to feed into this campaign. I see no reason why Burma shouldn't be a major front in this game.
Cocos Island: On the chance that the Japanese carriers will show themselves in SoPac (a hunch of mine), the Cocos invasion troops are in the process of loading or reporting to ports of embarkation. I'm not "pulling the trigger yet," but rather trying to get in advantageous position to do so if circumstances warrant. A marine raider battalion is loading aboard transports at Capetown (as is a USN Port Service unit). 7th Aussie Div. has divided into three RCT that will begin loading at Bombay tomorrow, as will a strong Aussie combat engineer unit. In Australia, a stiff American combat engineer unit, an American tank unit, a big Dutch base force, and an Aussie HQ unit are reporting to Esperance. All troops are prepped at or near 100%. Cocos doesn't have the capacity to hold a force this size, but I've give alot of thought how to maximize the effort within the cap limit. More about that later.
Oz: The IJ stack is one hex north of Geraldton. My hunch is this isn't the real thing, but I'm prepared if it is.
Pacific: A sizeable enemy TF approaching Luganville from the northwest. This looks like the real deal. I'd like to hold this base, but I'd rather not take on enemy carriers. John appears to be doing alot of work to attend to the Santa Cruz and other nearby island groups right now. That plus recent SigInt that Kaga was bound for Truk plus patrol sightings out of Manado reporting two IJN carrier TFs northbound through the Celebes bound for Babeldoab lead me to believe he's shifted some of his carriers into the Pacific. I want more confirmation before moving on Cocos, but there you have the sum and substance of things at the moment.
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