From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
John couldn't flip a turn last night and was out and about early today, so it's a planning day for me. The Allies have units prepping for "down the road" in each theater. In this post, I want to focus primarily on NoPac, but here's a general overview:
Burma Theater: Big armies prepping for Toungoo and Rangoon, with one UK division prepping for Moulmein.
Western Oz: Several units prepping for Exmouth one one Aussie division prepping for Broome (though I'll likely change that).
Coral Sea: Large number of Allied units prepping for Milne Bay and adjacent islands; smaller but growing army prepping for Noumea.
CenPac: Reinforcing units prepping for Gilberts with some units prepping for Baker Island.
NoPac: The Allies intend to invade the Aluetians in a major way. I think John is focusing on the Adak to Umnak line, so the Allies are focusing further west - the isles from Adak to Attu. Following his campaign to recover the Gilberts (which I think will succeed), John is likely to vector his carriers to Oz or possibly the Bay of Bengal. I'd like to strike the Aluetians while the KB is far away. Not sure I can be ready that quickly. Not sure I even want to be ready that quickly (the best time to be ready to invade would be in a month or six weeks, but the optimal time from my perspective would probably be October in order to have the reassurance of winter weather on the horizon). Here's what I have ready and what I need:
Adak: 35k stacking; 828 AV; infantry, combat engineers, AA, tnaks, arty, base forces. Needs: Engineers and base forces. Questions: Is this a realistic target? Better to divide troops amongs other bases?
Amchitka: 20k; 314 AV; infantry. Needs: Engineers, base forces, more AV and support if I really want this.
Kiska: 20k; 115 AV. Probably lightly defended. Needs: Engineers, base forces.
Ulak Island: 10k; 69 AV, infantry, paratroops. Needs: Engineers, small base force.
Attu: 35k; 768 AV, HQ, AA, infantry, combat engineers, AA, arty, base forces, engineers, CD. Needs: more base forces.
Shemya: 10k; nothing yet. Needs: small infantry, engineers, small base force.
Agatta: 35k; nothing yet. Needs: infantry, engineers, base force.
Buldin: 35k; nothing yet. Needs: infantry, engineers, base force.