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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/5/2013 2:57:29 AM   
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Well, there's a certain logic to abandoning captured islands in the centpac. Either Damian reinforces them or he does not. If he does, you've lured more of his reserves (probably local) into strategically irrelevant locations. If he does not reinforce them, you create a little narrative that at least parts of the centpac offensive are a distraction, which makes him ponder whether or not that narrative is itself a distraction from what might end up being a critical thrust with the kurile foothold gone. Further, you can recapture abandoned islands with the thought on his part that it is more of the same. It creates doubt as to your objectives and priorities, as well as creating potential hesitation in response. That said, based on your description of his play, I would suspect that Damian has learned to focus on what he thinks is important more than whatever narrative you are feeding him (more so than most players, anyway), so in that case the value, as I see it, is "noise" in his intelligence that can get him to ignore signs at first glance, which buys you perhaps an day or two to get a foothold when you use some of the freed divisions for reinforcing a front line hold. That would be especially true if you use some minor xAK or xAP shipping during the abandonment phase which can make him numb to the presence of such shipping.

For Burma, I'm guessing you are perhaps hoping that the common wisdom of the defense at Moulmein pre 44 squads and a relatively static OMG will lure an overcommitment at that line, allowing for a greater pocket with a deeper littoral invasion (how is Tavoy defended?). That said, you've said he's been ruthless in abandoning things that are lost, so perhaps it is more likely that he will thin the line to free some kind of reserve for response there, in which case I see another opportunity.

If you deployed the OMG to the hex just below Moulmein, it would cut the rail and the road up from Tavoy, as well as an intersection of yellow trails from Bangkok. You've already indicated a willingness to use landings on non base hexes, and there's unlikely to be a massive supply pool at Moulmein at this point, in my guess. A simultaneous paradrop at Rahaeng, if it is takeable, or possibly the clear hex to the se (less ideal in terms of supply cutoff, but probably more takable) or Ayuthia (probably more risky due to 1 hex lrcap to slow/kill transports, though he'd have to shock attack anywhere but diverting some of the Bangkok garrison if you got the lodging). With one of those bases lost, Rahaeng especially, he'd have no active supply to the river defense hexes and he would almost certainly have to abandon his line and move toward Rahaeng due to hex control and the roads there. That would give you the inside track to reach Bangkok before his troops could (effectively interior lines due to road length/quality). My guess is that would pull the line all the way back into Indochina without having to fight anything substantial. Not deploying the OMG now lets you see where your littoral campaign would be most effective next while playing at luring more troops back towards those coastal bases in China, which could end up creating a Dunkirk style pocket for the Japanese if he leaves them until later.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/5/2013 3:24:02 AM   
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Schlemiel gets the gold star for the local aspect of the CENPAC withdrawals - creating noise, confusion and luring him to garrison bases I've no intention of using. Additionally being slow draws IJN elements into action --- which weakens the IJN off Burma and in the DEI ( and in NORPAC ).

E.g. I'm bombing Mili daily and Damian is using transports, FT TFs etc to move the 10th Garrison Unit into position in Mili. Since I'm bombing it but haven't actually even attempted to interdict these reinforcements ( I made a show of doing so with the CL TF raid but hit the convoy going elsewhere, not the one going to Mili ) perhaps I'm quite happy to let these reinforcements gather in an irrelevant place?

As to Burma: Well I can't conduct a littoral campaign until I weaken his naval force in the region and, right now, his navy is much stronger than mine in the Burma region.... Some I'll sink, more I'll damage and even more I plan to lure away with unignorable distractions elsewhere.

Everyone forgets about Darwin though and the 1500 AV of troops from there. How could any delays impact on the re-allocation of these troops? ---- specifically in terms of causing them to be re-allocated where I WANT them to go and where they'll do least good. Remember, EVERYTHING is always phased with respect to operations in other theatres.


The nice thing about Damian is that he sees through a lot of this stuff and so I have to be really rather sneaky. Even then sometimes it doesn't work as he has learnt to correctly identify the critical centres of things and act appropriately irrespective of any obfuscatory narrative.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/5/2013 5:41:24 AM   
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Ahh, so you want them manning the Moulmein position so you can push into the eastern DEI?

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/7/2013 5:00:29 PM   
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Troops take time to move from Darwin to Burma. If the position there were to collapse before they could arrive but long after they had been irretrievably committed you might have the best of both worlds with those reserves not being available to counter significant developments in the DEI and CENPAC.

Over the last couple of days I've finally almost cleared the road net from Taung Gyi to Pegu, forcing an IJA Infantry Regiment and 3 Tank Regiments into the jungle near Chiang Mai, have begun moving out of Pegu with 3,200 AV of troops and tanks. They will have to shock attack across a river but are opposed by only 7 units. I'm going to blast them with bombers tomorrow as I cross the river. It'll be interesting to see how my forces do.

I've been experimenting and now can reliably co-ordinate sweeps with escorts, LRCAP, level bombers and dive-bombers ( at different altitudes and from 2 to 3 different bases ) through the different air forces on the Allied side. So, I can pretty much handle the absolute worst case scenario imaginable. It really wasn't that difficult either. I'm a bit confused why others seem to find it so difficult. Line up the HQs, ranges etc and it works out just fine.


The IJN looks like it is serious about intervening with 4 CVs and at least 4 BBs (+ escorts ) just 8 to 9 hexes from Rangoon and Pegu. If they hit me they'll win the battle but they'll take serious losses - an outcome I'm happy to accept.

In Oz I'm in the process of taking the northern bases west of Darwin and gathering an armoured force for the invasion of Java... I've changed plans a little as I really am going to need shorter SLOCs between the US and British and I want the ports and repair shipyards. The British have very few repair yards.


In CENPAC he has committed CVLs AND CVs ( At the very least Kaga and 1 other CV are present ) to commerce raiding in CENPAC. I have a couple of ambushes there and my own CVs will be in range in 4 days so if he chases the targets I've teased him with I might be able to sink some CVLs. Otherwise he'll run away before I can engage. He's flooding this region with more and more shipping and troops and reacting much more strongly than I would have expected. This is great news as every ship here is one fewer ship elsewhere.

China: I've gotten intel that tank units are moving to the Shanghai/Changsha axis. I expect a major armoured thrust through this region. I think I'll just fall back before it and draw his forces into the Chinese hinterland... making a virtue of necessity. I'm also going to send some AT Regiments from Burma to China to prevent his armoured forces from running as riot as they have.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/7/2013 5:55:19 PM   
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It seems likely that he has matched his CVs/CVLs by speed, and that would mean a slower CV with Kaga, likely Hiyo or Junyo. Given their slower speed and smaller capacity, they should not be able to run away from your CVs. Fingers crossed - love to see CV battles - rare and unpredictable.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/7/2013 9:59:47 PM   
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Actually I saw some planes from Junyo there also so that would make sense. I think he has 2 CVL and 2 to 3 CVs in the region.

I won't be chasing them down though, as that evens the odds. No, I'll wait in ambush IF he pursues morsels I've displayed in front of him but I'm not interested, at all, in a fair fight. The USN only has 2 CVs left and if I lose them then I'm fairly stumped in the Pacific for the next 18 months.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/8/2013 1:37:32 AM   
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So what is the secret to air mission co-ordination. Just having HQa's in range doesn't seem enough. Are you actually aligning the command structures of the units i.e air units subordinated to the actual HQ's in range?
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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/10/2013 2:26:35 AM   
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Guys, OPSEC has come up a lot recently in CRs AAR and there was an OPSEC breach of this game when someone mentioned my creation of an OMG in Burma in a general forum thread. It was unintentional but, still, it shouldn't have happened.

If I was playing anyone but Damian and two others here I'd quit this AAR now due to the, frankly, nonsensically accepting attitudes to this OPSEC breach which has happened in CRs AAR. As it is I think I'm going to put it on hold until such time as an attitude whereby those who breach OPSEC are actually censured is brought into effect. It seems like the guy who broke OPSEC is going to get away Scott free, which is crazy since even if unintentional he can't breach OPSEC while acting as secret, self-appointed moral guardians

I will say that I tested co-ordinating dive and level bombers and that works well also with a slight drop in coordination but still well over 80% co-ordination. I also got perfect coordination of sweeps and escorts so the sweeps went in at the same time as the bomber group and acted as free-ranging escort. Honestly I'm having difficulty NOT getting coordination unless I do things designed to break it.

Also the OMG proved itself in the river crossing north of Moulmein, maintaining combat power and with minimal disruption vis a vis the accompanying infantry divisions.

Anyways I'll talk with Damian about OPSEC and we'll see what he thinks.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/10/2013 2:54:03 PM   
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I would be sad to see this AAR go into hibernation due to the carelessness of others. I am really enjoying it. I understand your feelings but its kind of like letting the terrorists win. I for one sincerely request you to reconsider and keep at it.

Meantime how did you get such high levels of co-ordination? I haven't seen anything near that. I regularly fly multi unit B-24J missions all from the one base with an air HQ and they frequently break up into small sub units in the raid. I don't know what else I need to do to improve the situation.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/10/2013 6:03:17 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nemo121

Guys, OPSEC has come up a lot recently in CRs AAR and there was an OPSEC breach of this game when someone mentioned my creation of an OMG in Burma in a general forum thread. It was unintentional but, still, it shouldn't have happened.

If I was playing anyone but Damian and two others here I'd quit this AAR now due to the, frankly, nonsensically accepting attitudes to this OPSEC breach which has happened in CRs AAR. As it is I think I'm going to put it on hold until such time as an attitude whereby those who breach OPSEC are actually censured is brought into effect. It seems like the guy who broke OPSEC is going to get away Scott free, which is crazy since even if unintentional he can't breach OPSEC while acting as secret, self-appointed moral guardians

I will say that I tested co-ordinating dive and level bombers and that works well also with a slight drop in coordination but still well over 80% co-ordination. I also got perfect coordination of sweeps and escorts so the sweeps went in at the same time as the bomber group and acted as free-ranging escort. Honestly I'm having difficulty NOT getting coordination unless I do things designed to break it.

Also the OMG proved itself in the river crossing north of Moulmein, maintaining combat power and with minimal disruption vis a vis the accompanying infantry divisions.

Anyways I'll talk with Damian about OPSEC and we'll see what he thinks.


Yo Bud,

I don't like OPSEC either. There's something about it that just pisses me off. And there's not much defense against a PM - and by that I mean that unless they put something in the subject line that might clue you in, you are not gunna know it's OPSEC until you read the PM.

Also, if you think you might glean something from a post I or someone else makes in your AAR then it's your job to call me out. Do it nicely if you believe it was unintentional but do it openly as an educational/training opportunity for our community.

Suggestion: You & Damian might both post regularly in your AARs a concern about OPSEC and request that anyone that feels a need to post a "concern" do so to a 3rd party "umpire" and let that person do an investigation. Using an umpire could take away that unintentional OPSEC violation by any of your concerned readers.

Intentionally sending PMs or intentionally posting of OPSEC in an AAR is really an act of malice. I don't know how you can stop someone that intentionally is bent towards ruining games that post AARs. The only 100% effective way of combating that scenario is to cease your AAR.

It looks like you and Damian both enjoy posting AARs. From the number of hits your AARs have it looks like a lot of people enjoy watching and learning from your AARs. It would be sad to see you both lose out on additional enjoyment from playing this game.

Just my 2 cents.


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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/10/2013 9:12:19 PM   
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quote:

It looks like you and Damian both enjoy posting AARs. From the number of hits your AARs have it looks like a lot of people enjoy watching and learning from your AARs. It would be sad to see you both lose out on additional enjoyment from playing this game.


+1

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/10/2013 10:47:18 PM   
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I think a mea culpa is necessary before anyone should think about letting someone off the hook for even an unintentional opsec violation. If someone can't even admit "my bad" for playing ironic morality police, then they do not deserve white knighting by others. Obviously, such breaches can be unintentional. But if they are unintentional, the culprit should own up and learn from it. That said, I'm generally of the opinion that pms about a game to a player with an aar are generally bad taste anyway. If the player can benefit from the advice or discussion, their aar can generally benefit as well.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 10:42:34 AM   
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Well, I thought I should update.... Damian and I have gotten another week under our belt... with the interregnum being marked by lack of net access etc. After some thought - and rather a lot of amazement at 2 things:
1. The fact that the person who broke OPSEC once again doesn't even get a pat on the wrist about what they did and
2. Email from them to me in which they refute that their email to CR in any way broke OPSEC ( a rather delusional ( insofar as it has no connection to reality and shows a real lack of insight ) and minority viewpoint )

I've decided that the thing that matters is that I trust Damian 100%. If someone tries to ruin the game by emailing him I trust him to do what's right and together we will work through it. It does severely limit the number of people I'd be willing to play in future which is a pity but such is life.

In terms of what has been happening. Well, subs have run rampant, major armies have clashed with thousands dead and injured on both sides near Moulmein, IJN raiders are raiding deep into my operational depth in Oz, the Pacific and Burma, Damian has gotten carriers into my convoy lanes again and dozens of fighters on both sides were downed as the IJNAF and IJAAF tested its ability to take control of the air over Burma back again. The Allies have embarked on a strategy which even I think is high risk in order to keep frontline formations in Burma etc in action and just yesterday we had yet another bout of surface action involving carriers. I think we are 1 to 2 days away from our first carrier battle also.

I'll begin with the monthly update later today and then bring you through the last week sequentially.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 11:09:08 AM   
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So, as of 21st November where are we in terms of score, troop losses etc?

Score:
In August the score was Japan: 30,651, Allies: 9,976. A ratio of 3.07 : 1 in favour of Japan. Auto-victory was a possibility.

In November the score is Japan: 37,667, Allies: 16,715. In the past 3 months Japan has gained 7,016 points while the Allies have gained 6196 points, a ratio of 1.13:1 in Japan's favour. Auto-victory is now utterly unattainable for Japan and a roughly 1:1 exchange rate for these 3 months is an extremely good result for the Allies.


Aerial Losses:
In August Japan had lost 3,064 planes to 3,500 Allied planes lost. Japan lost 0.88 planes for every Allied plane lost.

In November Japan had lost 5071 planes to 5297 Allied planes.

In the 3 months from August to November Japan lost 2007 planes to 1797 Allied planes. Japan therefore lost 1.12 planes for every Allied plane lost. This is, again, an extremely favourable turn-around for the Allies and has been achieved while withdrawing many of my squadrons to training in order to create a pilot training programme. The first fully trained graduates of this programme ( 70 Skill in their primary skill ) should graduate at the end of November.

Japanese losses and the impact of Allied airpower should increase significantly as I bring the full Allied airforce into play from January 1943.


Army Losses:
In August Japan had lost 805 points of ground forces while the Allies had lost 10,990. This was a ratio of 13.65 Allied losses per Japanese ground force point lost.

By November Japan had lost 1451 points of ground forces while the Allies had lost 13,700.

So in the three months from August Japan had lost 646 points of ground forces to 2710 points of ground forces. This is a ratio of 4.2:1. While this ratio isn't 1:1 or better it is still over 3 times better than the ratio which was being achieved prior to mid-August and this ratio has been achieved whilst transitioning over to several major strategic offensives which have achieved almost all their objectives. Most of the losses I have suffered have come to tank attack in China. I am responding by sending several AT Regts from Burma to China to help bolster the Chinese infantry vs tanks.


Naval losses:
In August the IJN had suffered the loss of 64 vessels worth 434 points while the Allied fleet had lost 532 vessels worth 7,551 points. The Japanese were achieving a 17.4 : 1 ratio in naval losses.

By November the IJN had lost 132 vessels worth 1260 points while the Allied fleet had lost 834 vessels worth 10,348 points.

Over the past three months the IJN had lost 826 naval points to 2797 Allied naval points. This represents a 3.4 : 1 kill ratio. Of course this could be better but:
a) It is already a fivefold improvement on the loss ratio before August and
b) It was achieved by only the damaged, unupgraded, scattered remnants of forces I had to throw together in emergency TFs with insufficient support. When I can begin meeting the IJN with repaired, upgraded TFs organised as I'd wish with appropriate logistical and aerial support this 3.4 : 1 ratio will improve even more significantly.


So, bottom line, Japanese losses have rocketed upwards with 40% of their aerial losses, 43% of their ground losses and 2/3rds of their naval losses occuring in the past 3 months ( versus the previous 9 months ). The RATE of loss has increased even more massively with the monthly loss RATE increasing as follows: air - more than tripled, ground - almost tripled, naval - more than sextupled.

Attacking the Japanese critical weakness:
The key to breaking Japan is to draw in and pin their army strategic reserves and increase the RATE of their aerial and ground losses to an unsustainable rate such that they cannot rebuild their strategic reserves. I believe that that is currently being achieved.

Over the next 3 months I'll open a new front in the DEI and seek additional significant attrition of the IJA in that region as I seek to increase IJA loss rates and ratios even further.


So, so far everything's going according to plan. My losses are being kept at a level which allows me to speedily rebuild my air force and navy. I have taken steps to ensure the British and Indians have the ability to sustain prolonged attritional combat and as Japan's loss rate increases and its forces shrink mine will only continue to grow stronger. So, the strategic plan's working nicely.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 2:43:42 PM   
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Hummmmm, was the identification of the dastardly perp ever revealed?  I'd like to scratch that person from my "to play" list.

I don't know about punishing persons that unintentionally breach opsec, but the Forum should develop and publish a policy on what will happen to persons deemed culpable of both intentional and unintentional breaches.  So much time and energy is invested in a game and AAR that there should be more than a verbal slap-about for messing with players. 

Why does this kind of stuff happen to you so much?  Perhaps it would help to write in a "delayed-reporting" fashion such as some AAR writers do.  By playing a couple of game weeks ahead of the AAR, opsec breaches would have a diminished effect.  Of course, writers such as you that like to discuss strategic decision-making in real time will still be vulnerable.  Maybe you should consider discussing strategy after the fact rather than going into it in detail before carrying it out.

I'm much too paranoid to write an AAR, but if I did, it would be done in the "delayed reporting" style.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 2:51:21 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

It looks like you and Damian both enjoy posting AARs. From the number of hits your AARs have it looks like a lot of people enjoy watching and learning from your AARs. It would be sad to see you both lose out on additional enjoyment from playing this game.


+1

+2

And sorry, I missed the breach or I would have reacted. I haven't been present much lately due to RL committments.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 3:08:25 PM   
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I'm much too paranoid to write an AAR, but if I did, it would be done in the "delayed reporting" style.

Don't fret about it. Even if you were not paranoid, everyone would still be out to get you.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 3:16:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: princep01

I'm much too paranoid to write an AAR, but if I did, it would be done in the "delayed reporting" style.

Don't fret about it. Even if you were not paranoid, everyone would still be out to get you.



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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 9:29:08 PM   
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princep01,

Well the person who talked about OMGs in the main forum was, I believe, just being over-enthusiastic. As to the person who broke OPSEC in J3 vs Canoerebel. Yeah, if you want to know who that is PM me and I'll let you know so you can scratch them off your to play list.

As to why it happens to me so much. Well the majority of the time it has happened it has been due to a single person deciding to wreck the game ( FatR to be precise ). Pretty much all of the other OPSEC breaches have been unintentional but FatRs have been intentional and he has said he'll happily do it again. One reason I'd never play John III ever again is that he defended FatR at the time --- and also Symon ( aka JWE aka Osterhaut ) when he was using his Osterhaut alter ego to post racist and bigoted comments about Europeans etc.

Overall I had a think about it and just realised that so long as I didn't play people in that orbit ( FatR/JIII etc ) then I could trust them and it didn't matter what intentional breaches occured since I could rely on the person I was playing to be honourable about it. Like I said, I trust Damian 100%.


And now onto the game... Things have really gotten more interesting over the past week. But before I outline what has happened I'll answer the question i posed earlier about what the strategic reason to delay moving on Moulmein might be.

Basically by delaying moving on Moulmein I'm ensuring that:
1. The IJA forces from Darwin are largely redeployed to Moulmein as "just in time" reinforcements. The stress of getting stuff there "just in time" would, IMO, encourage over-commitment of forces to this blocking action.

2. My plan always was to defeat his forces piecemeal.
2a The first phase was to lure him forward into the area north of Moulmein, south of Pegu in the belief that using a second river crossing to damage my troops would be advantageous. Of course the problem with that is that they'd also not have the benefit of the forts in Moulmein. Once I saw he had 5 units committed forward I ordered my forces across the river from Pegu. Once across their job is to attrit whatever forces he has here such that they won't be able to materially add to the defence of Moulmein.

2b. Moulmein itself. BY hitting Moulmein slowly I'm hoping to lure the garrison forward ( see above ) BUT still hit it quickly enough that I begin writing down the forces there before his reserve from Darwin can enter the fray. My plan is simply to render his forces at Moulmein combat ineffective but allow them to be saved by his forces moving up from Darwin. If his forces in Moulmein are very weak then I am reserving the option of capturing it and carrying out the next phase further inland.

2c. As his Moulmein defenders are whittled down they will be reinforced by the reserve he has formed from the forces at Darwin. This reserve will then be sucked into the fighting at Moulmein or slightly inland from Moulmein.


This then pretty much removes the IJA forces he has freed up from Darwin.
3. So, over time, but a little slowly I intend to continue the CENPAC airborne thrust, taking islands and pushing up into the Saipan, Truk region. This will require the garrisoning of all of those islands as well as the use of sacrificial garrisons in the region I'm currently working through.


4. Pressure will be kept in the Aleutians with scouting missions and minor raids. This should encourage garrisoning of this region.


5. In the meantime I'm buying out US Army tank units and Australian tank and infantry units as rapidly as possible and prepping for some significant invasions in the DEI. The force he could use to stop me cold there is the force which is going to be rushed to Moulmein, sucked in and held close in attritional battle there.

So, the reason for moving slowly on Moulmein was to allow reserves to be sucked into a just in time rescue - making them unavailable in other regions as those escalated.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 22, 42
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Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-30
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-33

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Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-30
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-33

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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 35000 feet *

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 87,55 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 23rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 23rd Group Army ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd PA Constabulary Regiment, at 80,90 (Malaybalay)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 26

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
98 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 59th Chinese Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Group Army ...
Also attacking 59th Chinese Corps ...

Lots and lots of IJAAF bomber raids... None of them are occurring doing anything strategically important though so I'm largely ignoring them. It is tough on the Chinese troops involved but such is life.

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Morning Air attack on 59th Chinese Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

I had kept these hidden till now. The use of CVs nearby by Damian has led me to unmask them so he is aware they are present and might keep his CVs away from Tarawa and Tabitheau. Not all communication is verbal.


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 6
B-17E Fortress x 46
B-17F Fortress x 22
B-24D Liberator x 29
B-25C Mitchell x 29

Not a badly co-ordinated raid if I say so myself. 132 bombers hit the target in a co-ordinated manner. Note, especially the presence of 4 different types of bombers. These bombers were flying from 2 different bases. Later 10 bombers from my main base attacked in an unco-ordinated manner. The B18 raid was never intended to co-ordinate so doesn't count. Overall that's better than 90% co-ordination from two different bases more than 5 hexes apart. That's quite acceptable co-ordination IMO.


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 79th Chinese Corps, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 5
P-66 Vanguard x 3
Hurricane I Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop x 6
Kittyhawk IA x 7
A-24 Banshee x 12
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40K Warhawk x 5
SBD-3 Dauntless x 5


The dive-bombers co-ordinate separately from the level bombers.... as is quite reasonable. Note however that they DO co-ordinate even though coming from different nations. Note also the fighter co-ordination. This raid is flying from two separate bases and linking up on the way to target. Again, acceptable co-ordination.


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
21st Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Kimura Det , at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 2
Martlet II x 4
Blenheim IV x 9
Blenheim VD x 4
Hudson IIIa x 4
Hurricane I Trop x 2
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop x 28
Lysander II x 3
Wellington Ic x 4
DB-7B x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
A-20A1 Havoc x 3
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-38G Lightning x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 15

The 57 level bombers go in in a nicely co-ordinated group with a larger allotment of protecting fighters. These also flew from two separate bases.


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
DB-7B: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
138 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-7B bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Blenheim VD bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20A1 Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 14th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 5th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 3
Martlet II x 3
Blenheim IV x 6
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3
Liberator II x 5
Lysander II x 3

P-40K Warhawk x 4

A failure to co-ordinate properly.

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x Liberator II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
Hurricane I Trop x 5
Vengeance I x 11

The Vengeances didn't co-ordinate with the SBD/A-24s.


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Vengeance I releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 5
B-25C Mitchell x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 9

Hmm, another failure to co-ordinate. Still, given the worst case scenario - storms, multiple different nations, models, multiple different airfields and conflicting missions flying from those same airfields I think that a 70%+ co-ordination rate is pretty good. Certainly sufficient to lend the veneer of credibility to my mental model of how co-ordination can be optimised.


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 2
A-24 Banshee x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Dobo at 83,116

Japanese Ships
PB Yahonui Maru

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
Skipjack bottoming out ....
PB Yahonui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahonui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahonui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahonui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahonui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at 57,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4788 troops, 79 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 235

Defending force 642 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 133

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 133 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
617 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Burma is now fully cleared of Japanese troops except for one small jungle path where some stragglers are waiting to be mopped up.


Assaulting units:
16th Australian Brigade
23rd British Brigade

Defending units:
84th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 69625 troops, 1453 guns, 2227 vehicles, Assault Value = 2276

Defending force 21996 troops, 187 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 687

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
43rd Cavalry Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
2nd British Division
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
54th British Brigade
19th Indian Division
19th Australian Brigade
17th Australian Brigade
44th Cavalry Regiment
55th British Brigade
7th Australian Division
16th British Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
53rd British Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
23rd Indian Division
6th Aus Div Cav Regiment
45th Recce Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
35th Light AA Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
Kimura Det
14th Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment

Overall this is a great correlation of forces for me. There's not enough there that I cannot definitely take it but there is enough there to allow me to really hurt the IJA's forces in-theatre. Destroying this 850 or so AV will necessitate the commitment of his newly created reserve.





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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/27/2013 9:37:07 PM   
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Lots of shuffling of IJN forces into and out of the seas about 300 miles from Rangoon. I see multiple BBs, multiple CAs, CVs and subs... He has a LOT more than I have but I have the fear of not being able to replace his losses on mine... and that's a powerful advantage. I'm inviting him in since I'd be quite happy to trade 4 old BBs for 4 CAs at this stage. Damian won't take that until I start using those BBs to bombard Moulmein though ( about 10 days to 2 weeks from now ).


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ASW attack near Boela at 80,110

Japanese Ships
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Anbo Maru
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS O20

SS O20 is sighted by escort
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Rangoon at 55,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-160

Allied Ships
BB Warspite
BC Repulse
CL Sumatra
CL Leander
DD Stuart
DD Schley
DD Van Galen

SS I-160 launches 6 torpedoes at BB Warspite
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 87,55 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 11
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 72nd Chinese Corps, at 84,54 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Chinese Corps, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 26

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 16
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

They went in before the sweepers. Unfortunate.


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 35000 feet *

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 35000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 6
B-17E Fortress x 42
B-17F Fortress x 20
B-24D Liberator x 25
B-25C Mitchell x 33

126 were co-ordinated. 9 weren't. Quite acceptable really. Again they flew from 2 different bases.

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

I know I said I wouldn't para-invade Mili but this destruction of squads is looking promising. I wonder if they are out of supply and thus disabled units are beginning to be destroyed?


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 24th JNAF AF Unit /1 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 9

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 81st PA Infantry Division, at 80,86 (Cebu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18464 troops, 426 guns, 1669 vehicles, Assault Value = 2370

Defending force 22157 troops, 187 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 695

Allied adjusted assault: 127

Japanese adjusted defense: 1697

Allied assault odds: 1 to 13

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
612 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 59 (59 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 269 (149 destroyed, 120 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

I tried an attack with JUST the OMG forces. I won't be doing that again. It was rather less than successful.


Assaulting units:
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
44th Cavalry Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
255th Armoured Brigade
19th Indian Division
7th Australian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
55th British Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
53rd British Brigade
23rd Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd British Division
17th Australian Brigade
19th Australian Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
6th Aus Div Cav Regiment
16th British Brigade
54th British Brigade
43rd Cavalry Regiment
45th Recce Regiment
35th Light AA Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
14th Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
Kimura Det
Imperial Guards Division
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment







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Submarine attack near Noumea at 115,159

Japanese Ships
xAK Venice Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-45

xAK Venice Maru is sighted by SS S-45
SS S-45 launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Toyohara at 124,48

Japanese Ships
PB Bisaku Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-32

SS S-32 is sighted by escort
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Shortlands at 109,131

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima
CM Tsugaru
CM Tokiwa
xAKL Konsan Maru
xAKL Amakasu Maru
xAKL Juyo Maru
xAKL Yamashimo Maru
PB Choko Maru #5
PB Tomitu Maru

Lots of troops moving... probably back to Rabaul and Truk. Damian should abandon Noumea and Guadalcanal and Fiji given my position in his rear.


Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray is sighted by escort
Stingray bottoming out ....
PB Choko Maru #5 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Toyohara at 124,48

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37

Allied Ships
SS S-32

SS S-32 is sighted by escort
SC CHa-39 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-39 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-39 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-39 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-39 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-39 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-39 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 94th Chinese Corps, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
175 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 94th Chinese Corps, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Lots of dead Chinese but strategically nothing of any import.


Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 20

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd PA Constabulary Regiment, at 80,90 (Malaybalay)

He is finishing mopping up his rear areas to make sure there's nowhere I can airlift troops into.


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 72nd Chinese Corps, at 84,54 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 72nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 30th Group Army ...
Also attacking 72nd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 81st PA Infantry Division, at 80,86 (Cebu)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 5 destroyed

These SBD-2s are just not co-ordinating properly with the sweepers at all.


CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 35000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 137 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 79 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 7
P-66 Vanguard x 5
Sea Hurricane Ib x 9
Martlet II x 11
Blenheim IV x 18
Blenheim VD x 3
Hudson IIIa x 10
Hurricane I Trop x 15
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop x 46
Liberator II x 9
Lysander II x 12
Wellington Ic x 7
DB-7B x 3
Spitfire Vc Trop x 10
A-20A1 Havoc x 6
B-24D Liberator x 21
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-38G Lightning x 15
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 9

101 bombers and more fighters co-ordinate rather nicely. Again, from two bases. 22 bombers from two squadrons failed to co-ordinate. Still that's roughly an 84% co-ordination rate.


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
DB-7B: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-7B bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Liberator II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20A1 Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Blenheim VD bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 11th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Engineer Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Blenheim VD x 4
Kittyhawk IA x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Blenheim VD bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 5th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane I Trop x 2
Vengeance I x 12
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

Hmm, the Vengeances and Dauntlesses co-ordinated properly today.


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 6
B-17E Fortress x 41
B-17F Fortress x 19
B-24D Liberator x 26
B-25C Mitchell x 30

122 bombers from two bases co-ordinate their raids. 33 don't co-ordinate properly but, again, that's about an 80% co-ordination rate which is quite reasonable given that this is a bit of a worst case test case.


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (11 destroyed, 5 disabled)

11 GUNS destroyed. I think that's a dead giveaway that these guys are out of supply.


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...


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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
D3A1 Val x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Duncan, Bomb hits 1, on fire

This guy was checking the route a supply convoy will take next week. It is clear but there are carriers lurking. I'm happy to take that risk as I need to get supplies to Darwin. Once I get 20,000 tons there that base will be able to project enough power to make future resupply missions much safer.


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9
Kittyhawk IA x 7
A-24 Banshee x 10

Hmm Vengeances co-ordinate today but the Banshees didn't.


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Garrison Unit , at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Garrison Unit , at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 81 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 24th JNAF AF Unit , at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 24th JNAF AF Unit , at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 76,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
D3A1 Val x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Duncan, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb





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Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-30
SC CHa-37

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-33
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-30
SC CHa-37

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin is sighted by escort
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-37 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14

The IJAAF makes an effort to win air superiority over Pegu. At the end of the day this costs it about 34 planes in return for 20 of my fighters. Overall it isn't a trade worth making but, just in case, I draw another 100 fighters to Pegu in case he tries again.


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
Kittyhawk IA x 12
P-38G Lightning x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 25
P-40K Warhawk x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 13 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 20 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 20 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
70th FS with P-38G Lightning (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 24

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 13
Kittyhawk IA x 10
P-38G Lightning x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 21
P-40K Warhawk x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 27040.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 26950.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
70th FS with P-38G Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 22650.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 8
Kittyhawk IA x 7
P-38G Lightning x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


CAP engaged:
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26950.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
70th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17650 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
Kittyhawk IA x 4
P-38G Lightning x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
70th FS with P-38G Lightning (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 39

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 6
Kittyhawk IA x 1
P-38G Lightning x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 19000 feet

CAP engaged:
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
70th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
P-40K Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 18000 feet
6 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.79 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 23040.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 36th Chinese Corps, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 25
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
208 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 87,55 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd PA Constabulary Regiment, at 80,90 (Malaybalay)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 18000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 78th Chinese Corps, at 84,54 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 72nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 72nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 78th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 87,55 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

A lot of these raids are in the south of China and I have reports of multiple tank regiments no ship heading for southern China to launch a counter-offensive to retake southern China. I'm quite happy for this offensive to take place as it represents a waste of tank regiments IMO. In the meantime I'm using the Chinese bases to support a wolfpack between China and the Phillipines. This wolfpack comprises over 20 submarines and can be resupplied from my coastal Chinese bases ( the ones I captured with the costly offensive earlier ).

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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 39,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 37500 feet *

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Mili Naval Fortress, at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 6
B-17E Fortress x 34
B-17F Fortress x 21
B-24D Liberator x 22
B-25C Mitchell x 40

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

I've decided to invade Mili so these bomber raids are crucial as paratroops are arriving later today.


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-29 Hudson bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...
Also attacking Mili Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit /4 ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison Unit , at 136,121 (Mili)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 31

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 19000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 59th Chinese Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
Hurricane IIb Trop x 5
Vengeance I x 9
A-24 Banshee x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 2
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12

It looks like the steps I've taken have gotten some better co-ordination of the dive-bombers. Lets see if it lasts.


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x Vengeance I releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance I releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking Kimura Det ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Moulmein

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7
A-24 Banshee x 10
P-38G Lightning x 12

Guess not.

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 29000 feet
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 68 minutes



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Ground combat at Mili (136,121)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 858 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Defending force 967 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Allied adjusted assault: 20

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Mili !!!


Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1

Defending units:
Mili Naval Fortress
10th Garrison Unit /4
24th JNAF AF Unit /1


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Mili Naval Fortress Wiped Out at Mili by attrition!!!


Japanese Unit(s) Wiped Out at Mili by attrition!!!

Mili falls. Nice little airborne operation result given that I only decided to launch this 2 days ago ( no preparation etc, people worry far too much about preparation ).






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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/28/2013 3:26:03 AM   
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Glad to see you haven't stopped posting. I was somewhat concerned after the lengthy gap that you had decided that the aar was no longer worthwhile.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/28/2013 4:29:57 AM   
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Yes, great to see this AAR is active again (and nice screenshot of the South Burma Airshow, quite the eclectic collection!). Interesting discussion on pulling his reserves into Moulmein, I remember you saying you were allowing him to withdraw his forces from Darwin several weeks back, but didn't connect the dots to this fight.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/28/2013 8:35:14 AM   
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Agree its nice to see this AAR back up again. Now if only the secrets of air mission co-ordination would be shared........

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/28/2013 3:53:56 PM   
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You were able to overcome low prep levels at Mili due to his troops probably having very high disruption (80 or higher) and in all likelihood little to no supply. The newer Beta patches have units with over 50 experience levels and already at 100 prep for a base switch over to a new enemy objective at either 25 or 33 which helps.

Good job overall here.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 7/28/2013 4:37:57 PM   
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Well, anyone can get a save game and password and examine it in as much detail as they wish. As I've said before that's just a matter of PMing me.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 8/10/2013 7:26:09 PM   
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November 26th 1942

I'm trying to push forces into Northern Oz now that I own it. Supplies are getting into Darwin, but slowly. I'd like to speed things up and if it costs me a dozen xAKLs so be it. This will also tie some of his CVLs/CVEs down in this region which is all to the good.
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Submarine attack near Carnarvon at 48,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
AS Lucia, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

SS I-170 is sighted by AS Lucia
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at AS Lucia


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TF 298 encounters mine field at Tabiteuea (137,134)

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Submarine attack near Carnarvon at 48,134

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
AS Lucia, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

AS Lucia is sighted by SS I-170
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Eniwetok at 126,109

Japanese Ships
xAK Toyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ueizuru Maru
PB Kaikei Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-28, hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

SS S-28 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Toyu Maru
S-28 diving deep ....
PB Kaikei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaikei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kaikei Maru cannot reach attack position over SS S-28
SS S-28 eludes ASW attack from PB Kaikei Maru
PB Kaikei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaikei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaikei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

He's bringing troops into the area, as well as significant naval assets. This burns fuel and lets me attrit him. I'm doing my best to encourage this.

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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 178,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-30

Allied Ships
AO TAN 5, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO TAN 6
AM Matai

SS I-30 launches 6 torpedoes at AO TAN 5
I-30 diving deep ....
AM Matai fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Matai fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Matai fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Matai fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Matai fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

We're both flooding the PH/Tarawa area with subs. We both know the next battle will occur here.

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 38

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

A small ambush with nice results.


Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 4000 feet

CAP engaged:
51st FG/16th FS with P-40E Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/75th FS with P-40E Warhawk (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 82nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...

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Morning Air attack on Imperial Guards Division, at 56,54 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 2
Sea Hurricane Ib x 8
Martlet II x 12
Blenheim IV x 22
Blenheim VD x 9
Hudson IIIa x 3
Hurricane I Trop x 15
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop x 31
Liberator II x 3
Lysander II x 9
Wellington Ic x 3
DB-7B x 3
A-20A1 Havoc x 7
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 31
B-26 Marauder x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed

Lysander II: 1 damaged
DB-7B: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-7B bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Martlet II sweeping at 30000 feet
6 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Lysander II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
9 x Blenheim VD bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Sea Hurricane Ib sweeping at 30000 feet
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x A-20A1 Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Martlet II sweeping at 30000 feet
13 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 30000 feet
3 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Liberator II bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 29700 feet *
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 29700 feet *

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead
21st Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking Kimura Det ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...
Also attacking 112th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking Imperial Guards Division ...

I'm giving myself 2 weeks before I must begin moving on Moulmein. So, over that time I'll leisurely grind down this force and move to Moulmein with fresh elements I'm conserving for the second phase of operations.

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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
A-29 Hudson x 6
B-17E Fortress x 26
B-17F Fortress x 18
B-25C Mitchell x 29
B-26 Marauder x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
A-29 Hudson: 2 destroyed
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Runway hits 16


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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

I don't show the myriad smaller raids or the 500 to 1,000 Chinese casualties per day to IJAAF and IJNAF bombing since they are, essentially, irrelevant.


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Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 74157 troops, 1465 guns, 2656 vehicles, Assault Value = 2421

Defending force 21592 troops, 187 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 675

Allied adjusted assault: 987

Japanese adjusted defense: 681

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2707 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 15 (5 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2981 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 42 disabled
Guns lost 58 (23 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 76 (14 destroyed, 62 disabled)

I'm suffering heavier losses right now but I'm grinding him down at an acceptable rate. I'm confused why the Japanese are having supply problems though.


Assaulting units:
7th Armoured Brigade
16th British Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
54th British Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
6th Aus Div Cav Regiment
19th Australian Brigade
44th Cavalry Regiment
19th Indian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade
2nd British Division
23rd Indian Division
17th Australian Brigade
7th Australian Division
53rd British Brigade
43rd Cavalry Regiment
55th British Brigade
45th Recce Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
35th Light AA Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2/13th Field Regiment
III Indian Corps
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
XV Indian Corps
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
Imperial Guards Division
5th Engineer Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
Kimura Det
112th Infantry Regiment

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 8/10/2013 7:38:04 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 27, 42

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Sub attack near Wakkanai at 122,47

Japanese Ships
TK Fukoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Teikai Maru
TK Samui Maru
TK Ose Maru
TK Hishi Maru #2
PB Toko Maru
PB Shonon Maru #11

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at TK Fukoku Maru
Dolphin diving deep ....
PB Toko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonon Maru #11 attacking submerged sub ....
SS Dolphin eludes ASW attack from PB Shonon Maru #11
SS Dolphin eludes PB Shonon Maru #11 by diving deep
PB Shonon Maru #11 loses contact with SS Dolphin
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

With the screening and reconnaissance missions in the Pacific largely settled I now have enough spare submarines to push several large wolfpacks into the inner Japanese defensive belt. I commit 20 submarines to cutting the SLOC between China and the Philippines and another 10 to hunting in the waters around Japan itself.

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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 56,54 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 5
P-66 Vanguard x 5
Sea Hurricane Ib x 8
Martlet II x 11
Blenheim IV x 16
Blenheim VD x 3
Hudson IIIa x 9
Hurricane I Trop x 11
Hurricane IIb Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop x 19
Liberator II x 3
Lysander II x 6
Wellington Ic x 9
DB-7B x 3
A-20A1 Havoc x 7
B-24D Liberator x 15
B-25C Mitchell x 28
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson IIIa: 1 damaged
Lysander II: 1 damaged
Wellington Ic: 4 damaged
DB-7B: 1 damaged
A-20A1 Havoc: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
169 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

That's quite effective given the low number of Allied bombers here.

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Sub attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-171

Allied Ships
AM Tamworth, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Bowen

SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Tamworth
I-171 bottoming out ....
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 72418 troops, 1466 guns, 2658 vehicles, Assault Value = 2159

Defending force 19719 troops, 186 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Allied adjusted assault: 927

Japanese adjusted defense: 691

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1799 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 237 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1454 casualties reported
Squads: 68 destroyed, 117 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 44 (8 destroyed, 36 disabled)
Vehicles lost 64 (10 destroyed, 54 disabled)

I'm still having a lot more squads destroyed BUT his disablements are rising rapidly and soon that means those disablements will be becoming destroyed.

I'm responding to these losses ( in Indian and British infantry squads - where I get 48 and 12 respectively per month --- or enough to replace about a day's worth of losses ) by disbanding any spare regiments and divisions I have in India.

Over the next 5 days I undertake a systematic policy of disbanding unnecessary units and when I'm through the number of British Infantry squads in reserve is over 100 while I have over 600 Indian Infantry squads. This will enable me to push the offensive for longer than Damian will expect - this should upset his calculations.


Assaulting units:
2nd British Division
16th British Brigade
17th Australian Brigade
55th British Brigade
19th Australian Brigade
53rd British Brigade
54th British Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
19th Indian Division
6th Aus Div Cav Regiment
43rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
254th Armoured Brigade
7th Australian Division
255th Armoured Brigade
23rd Indian Division
7th Armoured Brigade
44th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
45th Recce Regiment
III Indian Corps
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
35th Light AA Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
XV Indian Corps
6th Medium Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
IV Indian Corps
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
Imperial Guards Division
Kimura Det
11th Infantry Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment

Enemy carrier elements are probing into my SLOCs between Pearl Harbour and Tabiteau. I estimate there are 2 CVs and 2 to 3 CVLs. I have 2 CVs and 3 CVEs and I believe that by virtue of my repair bases being closer AND the fact that I need to prevent him cutting Tabiteau off I can undertake this battle on fairly even terms.

What does even mean? It means that I'll lose less than 3 times what he loses. Ideally I'd like to lose only double what Damian loses but that'll be very difficult to pull off. So long as I keep my losses below triple his I'll be doing fine though. This is based on the loss ratio I've been inflicting since taking over.

The most important thing isn't sinking his CVs actually but just sending them back to the repair yards for a month so I can get enough supplies and xAPs into the Tabiteau/Tarawa area that I can push an amphibious landing through vs Maloelap ( or a surrounding base ). Once I have that then all of his holdings in the area except Eniwetok will be in range of dive-bombers and Avengers operating from dirt fields and it'll be over for him in that region.... I'll then shift the USN past Guadalcanal etc into Northern Oz and push north into the DEI in January 1943 with a view to taking Soerabaja and getting the fuel etc I need to power Oz without endless wasteful supply convoys.


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Well, that's that settled then.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 8/10/2013 7:44:10 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 28, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 10,000 Yards

I have no carriers or warships to spare so this Cocos Island operation is going ahead on a shoestring. It isn't enough really but I have to make the effort as Cocos is one of THE most crucial bases on the entire map, controlling the SLOC between OZ and India, and it wasn't occupied at all by my predecessor - this has cost me dozens of ships since I've taken over and delayed operations from Oz by at least 1 month.

TAKE and HOLD COCOS in your games no matter what. IT IS CRUCIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty prepared to trade a dozen ships and most of a division if I can put patrol planes on Cocos, and it'll be cheap at the cost. So far though it has only cost me 2 Bns of troops which is an absolute bargain.


Japanese Ships
CL Katori, Shell hits 1
DD Yugumo

Allied Ships
xAP Dunera, Shell hits 1
xAP Dilwara, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Rajula
xAP Rohna, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Khedive Ismail, Shell hits 1
xAP Arawa, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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Sub attack near Pegu at 55,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Torpedo hits 1
BC Repulse
CL Sumatra
CL Leander
DD Stuart
DD Schley
DD Van Galen

SS I-164 launches 4 torpedoes at BB New Mexico
I-164 bottoming out ....
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

She's hurt but I want to draw the IJN in so she stays to fight.

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Sub attack near Pegu at 55,53

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 1
CL Sumatra
CL Leander
DD Stuart
DD Schley
DD Van Galen

SS I-166 launches 4 torpedoes at BC Repulse
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Same as New Mexico. She stays to fight.

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TF 101 encounters mine field at Pescadores (84,63)

Allied Ships
SS Saury, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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ASW attack near Merauke at 86,123

Japanese Ships
CS Chiyoda
CS Nisshin
DD Fubuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Fumizuki
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 2

SS Sailfish is sighted by escort
Sailfish bottoming out ....
DD Fumizuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at 56,54 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 70211 troops, 1423 guns, 2688 vehicles, Assault Value = 2042

Defending force 18061 troops, 185 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 332

Allied adjusted assault: 751

Japanese adjusted defense: 381

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3140 casualties reported
Squads: 133 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 38 (15 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
870 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 67 (21 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Well, we've clearly reached the tipping point with several of the IJA Regiments being reduced to a functional AV of 0. These disabled squads are now being destroyed. The IJA Division is down to under 100 AV from about 350 AV just 10 days ago. I'm going to rest some units in order to try to avoid getting a 2:1 too quickly. I want to attrit them further. There's more to winning the battle than owning the ground ASAP.


Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade
6th Aus Div Cav Regiment
44th Cavalry Regiment
55th British Brigade
53rd British Brigade
7th Armoured Brigade
16th British Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
19th Indian Division
2nd British Division
23rd Indian Division
17th Australian Brigade
7th Australian Division
19th Australian Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
54th British Brigade
43rd Cavalry Regiment
254th Armoured Brigade
45th Recce Regiment
21st Light AA Regiment
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
III Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
IV Indian Corps
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
35th Light AA Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
XV Indian Corps
6th Medium Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
11th Infantry Regiment
Kimura Det
Imperial Guards Division
112th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment


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Well, that's that settled then.

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