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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/5/2013 12:51:40 AM   
Justus2


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Interesting tactic/reasoning on the CL TF spoiling attack. Does the code actually reflect the heightened visibility for fires in naval combat at night? I've noticed damaged ships get disproportionate shares of hits, but I always assumed it was because they had been slowed by the damage, didn't think of the fire aspect. Good lesson learned!

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/5/2013 1:14:27 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Justus2

Interesting tactic/reasoning on the CL TF spoiling attack. Does the code actually reflect the heightened visibility for fires in naval combat at night? I've noticed damaged ships get disproportionate shares of hits, but I always assumed it was because they had been slowed by the damage, didn't think of the fire aspect. Good lesson learned!

From what I have seen in the game, both speed decrease and fires are shell magnets. This is historically accurate in the early war too, before the USN figured out target allocation would sink more ships than ganging up on the easiest target.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/5/2013 3:49:01 PM   
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Justus2,

Yes, fires massively increase the visibility of the ship on fire at night.

The next two days....
Well, it seems the spoiling attack worked well, too well. It ran into 3 BB, 3 or 4 CA, about 3 CL and a horde of DDs. I lose the CA and both CLs were damaged but the DDs got out relatively unscathed. No IJN ships made it to the beach landing site overnight and so pulling my transports out was unnecessary - damn !!!!

Over the next couple of days we're going to be dancing around eachother as I try to land supplies and troops and he looks for a good opportunity to hurl his battleline at my forces.

In the meantime I downed about 50 Netties today as they tried to attack my BBs. One BB took a torpedo but she has very light damage and can stay and fight.

Bases are building nicely and the Aleutians are almost built to the point where they can support the resupply of the Kuriles.


Day 2:
KB pops up again around the Aleutians hunting for cripples and fuel tankers. I have them well protected by my bases though.

Around Burma there's a bit of a disaster as my LRCAP refuses to fly and the Netties come for a second day. Over 50 Netties and Kates  attack and put 3 torpedoes into one BB, 2 into another and one into a third. This leaves me with only 2 combat-ready BBs around Ramree - although PoW and an R Class are on the way and should arrive in 4 or 5 days.

One of the BBs has 75 flotation damage and the others have sys damage and flotation damage in the 20s to 40s each. I'm responding by beginning to build a Port at Ramree so I can dock the BBs there and remove their minor flotation damage before moving them back to Chittagong and wherever else is required after that.

Well, that's what can happen when you have to fight without carriers... losses are bound to increase.


On the bright side the logistical bases underpinning the airmobile thrust into CENPAC are being provisioned and garrisoned. I still need to figure out how to rescue the 2 divisions cut off and starving in CENPAC. If push comes to shove I'll just have to swallow losses and send in some DDs, xAKs and then fly in some fighters as CAP.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/6/2013 5:46:41 AM   
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We've churned through quite a few turns so I'll just give the highlights:

1. NORPAC:
Damian launched a port attack on Attu as his CVs retreated back to the Kuriles. It cost him 60 of KB's finest. I think he was hoping to catch some BBs in port repairing but they're all back at Attu under a horrendous number of fighters and AAA.



2. CENPAC
I think this will have to be unmasked soon enough so I'll begin giving some details.

My reconnaissance submarines ( all with low aggression skippers so they don't attack anything and give themselves away ) are ranging all the way from Fiji to Rabaul, Truk and Saipan/Marcus. I'm differentiating his bases into three categories, those he has taken but not occupied, those he holds with small forces and those which are hubs/well garrisoned. I won't be touching the well-garrisoned ones as I don't have the strength ---- or the need.

So far I have 25,000 boots on the ground with another 10,000 on the way. I'd like the forces involved to top 60,000 before I unveil it. This will take another month as that's how long it takes to ship things from CONUSA.

I've also pretty much figured out how I'm going to rescue the 2 or so divisions of troops he has trapped and I've got forces in position to undertake that rescue. I won't do it yet though since I don't want to tip my hand.

This means that when I do unmask there's going to be a massive race on between his counter-invasion forces and these rescued troops - whom I need since the US has pretty much no free troops in CENPAC or SOUTHPAC -- the carnage done to Allied forces in this region had to be seen to be believed.


2. China:
He concentrated 5 tank regiments and annihilated a couple of Chinese Corps. He then got a little lucky with an attack at Loyang and forced about 1,500 AV back with heavy losses - about 700 AV. At the coast I've succeeded in my objectives as I've taken 2 ports and have drawn in about 3 to 4 divisions of reserves into the region. I'm settling in now, pinning those reserves in place. I have also brought in the MGBs from west China and am running them through the straits between China and Formosa nightly hoping to catch some merchant shipping. So far all I've done is caught a CL TF which appears to be hunting me.... Great news, 4 CLs and 4 DDs hunting 3 MGBs with no torps instead of fighting it out with me at Ramree.


3. Oz:
I'm massing more and more force vs Darwin but supplies continue to remain a problem. This is fine though as the real point of all of this is just to stop the 60,000 men he has at Darwin from solidifying his lines in the DEI or, even worse, transferring to Burma.

I've pulled another 100 USAAF fighters who were sitting around contributing nothing out of Oz and am sending them to Burma.So in 1 month I'll have double the fighters I had... and this will completely break the back of his air force.


4. Burma
The British and Australians occupy Shwebo and have forced a river crossing 46 miles west of it into the clear hex in between Magwe and Moulmein. I expect Damian to begin railing his troops out of northern Burma ASAP. I'm going to try to intervene a little but won't be doing anything too strenuous as I'm quite happy to concentrate my force and meet his forces inland somewhere where my superior firepower per squad can be brought to bear.

PoW and the R class BB are just 2 days away from joining up with my remaining BBs at Ramree so I will hold off making any moves to reinforce/resupply the beach landing force until they arrive. Then I'll have 4 BBs again and will have a force capable of standing up to the Japanese.


So, all in all, Burma is collapsing and he should be back to the river line just north of Rangoon within the week, China has featured some tough fighting in the centre where he has won some victories but I've won in the south ( and pinned about 3 divs from his strategic reserve ). Oz is serving its purpose in pinning his strategic reserve. CENPAC is going well and NORPAC is secure.

Kuriles:
Well, he landed there yesterday and has about 400 AV ashore. I just had enough time to get the first major sub transport convoy in and set my Catalinas and bombers to fly in supplies and I've managed to resupply pretty much everything I have there. I think that when he attacks he is banking on them being out of supply. Instead he'll find they have supplies and are ready to fight. I think they'll hold. In 3 weeks time when Winter weather rolls in he won't be able to invade again and these outposts will be secure.

So, at this moment in time it looks like with a little luck I'll hold the Aleutians AND the Kuriles and that's an amazing strategic victory given the situation I inherited. It really sets the stage for bringing the Japanese Homeland into action in early 1943.


And all of this actions means that I don't think he suspects there's another major thrust developing sight unseen.





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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/6/2013 5:53:41 AM   
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Having just played a game of 40k tonight, appreciate the post titles ;).

Been following both AARs off and on for a while. This is shaping up to be epic.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/6/2013 11:04:27 PM   
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Today was a quiet day but even the quiet days have a lot of contact in a lot of areas. I'll post a full CR to illustrate.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 10, 42
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Invasion Support action off Shimushiri-jima (132,51)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-6
DMS W-3
LSD Shinshu Maru

DMS W-6 fired at enemy troops
DMS W-3 fired at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tsinkiang at 84,61, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Kuma
DD Yamagumo
DD Oboro
DD Akebono
DD Mutsuki

Allied Ships
PT-32
PT Q-111
PT Q-112

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 2,000 yards
DD Akebono collides with CL Jintsu at 84 , 61
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Oboro engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
DD Akebono engages PT-32 at 6,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages PT Q-112 at 6,000 yards
DD Oboro engages PT Q-111 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Finschhafen at 101,126

Japanese Ships
PB Shinkyo Maru
xAKL Yamashimo Maru
xAKL Tatsuha Maru
PB Tomitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-23

SS S-23 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shinkyo Maru
S-23 diving deep ....
PB Tomitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tomitu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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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Invasion Support action off Shimushiri-jima (132,51)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

29 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
LSD Shinshu Maru

40mm M1 Bofors battery firing at LSD Shinshu Maru
105mm M2 Howitzer battery firing at LSD Shinshu Maru


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Invasion Support action off Shimushiri-jima (132,51)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru
xAP Miike Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru

xAK Ryunan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Miike Maru fired at enemy troops
LSD Shinshu Maru fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pescadores at 84,62, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Kuma
DD Yamagumo
DD Oboro
DD Akebono
DD Mutsuki

Allied Ships
PT-32
PT Q-111
PT Q-112

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
CL Nagara engages PT Q-112 at 4,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT Q-112 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages PT Q-112 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Port Hedland at 57,129

Japanese Ships
xAK Konzan Maru
xAK Asahisan Maru
xAK Imizu Maru
PB Kozan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seal, hits 3

SS Seal is sighted by escort
Seal bottoming out ....
PB Kozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kozan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kozan Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Clark Field at 78,76, Range 18,000 Yards

PT Boats near Clark Field in October 1942... Yup, they were sitting in a base doing nothing so I put them to work to complicate his convoy system.


Japanese Ships
E Shirataka
xAK Keihuku Maru
xAK Mantai Maru
xAK Tohuku Maru
xAK Taigen Maru
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAK Enju Maru
xAK Hikosan Maru
xAK Hokko Maru

Allied Ships
MTB 10
MTB 11

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Agattu Island at 154,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 13, heavy damage

And she sinks. I think I've sunk about 15 IJN subs since taking over, compared to about 4 sunk prior to that. I usually put a fair bit of effort into ASW work and once you've got a focal point for your forces it really pays off.


Allied Ships
APD Waters
AP William Ward Burrows
AK Alhena
xAP Matua
xAP Sarpedonia
xAP William Dawes
xAP James Schureman
xAP General Fleisher
xAK Exchange
xAK Sea Fox
APD Stringham
APD McKean

SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Waters
I-173 bottoming out ....
APD Waters fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Stringham attacking submerged sub ....
APD Stringham fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Stringham attacking submerged sub ....
APD Stringham loses contact with SS I-173
SS I-173 eludes ASW attack from APD Stringham
SS I-173 forced to surface!
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Stringham firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Stringham firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Stringham firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Waters firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Stringham firing on surfaced sub ....
APD McKean firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Morning Air attack on Tsiaotso , at 88,42

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 31

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 87,45 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 87,45 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 34

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

Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Also attacking 24th Group Army ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 24th Group Army ...
Also attacking 94th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Uruppu-jima , at 130,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 12

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D3A1 Val bombing from 4000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Uruppu-jima , at 130,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 4000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 24th Group Army, at 87,45 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 36th Chinese Corps, at 87,45 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 36

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

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 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 62nd Chinese Corps, at 81,61 (Chaochow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
E7K2 Alf x 1
Ki-30 Ann x 11

No Japanese losses

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

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

Also attacking 9th Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 28th New Chinese Division, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 25
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 25

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

Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th New Chinese Division ...
Also attacking 99th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Tsiaotso , at 88,42

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 84,61 (Tsinkiang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on Uruppu-jima , at 130,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 24

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Uruppu-jima , at 130,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 19th Australian Brigade, at 54,48 (Ramree Island)

I think this must have been a raid made in error... There's no way Damian would sent a Sentai of bombers into Ramree without escorts.


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
Kittyhawk IA x 6
P-38F Lightning x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 26
P-40K Warhawk x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 destroyed by flak

In reality 6 of the 11 planes which survived the fighter interception were destroyed by FlAK. Ramree is loaded with quite a bit of FlAK although about 2/3rds of all my FlAK in theatre is accompanying the OMG.


No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

CAP engaged:
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
23rd FG/75th FS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-38F Lightning (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Chinese Corps, at 89,40 , near Taiyuan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 15

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

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



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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Australian Brigade, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
G4M1 Betty x 15
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 17

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

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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



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Afternoon Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G4M1 Betty x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Fenton , at 76,126

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet



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Invasion Support action off Shimushiri-jima (132,51)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryunan Maru
xAP Miike Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru

xAK Ryunan Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Miike Maru fired at enemy troops
LSD Shinshu Maru fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Shimushiri-jima (132,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14570 troops, 183 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 382

Defending force 8391 troops, 194 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 233

My troops have full supplies and terrain on their side. Their disruption is very high but I'm hoping that if they can hold the first attack or so then they can be set to take replacements and should regain their strength more rapidly than the IJAAF, IJNAF and IJA can destroy it again.

This also shows how crucial his landing at Attu was. He had a minimum of 700 to 800 AV there. Some was sunk on the way in and a lot was disabled but after landing he still had just under 500 AV. If this force comprised 900 AV instead of 400 then the Kuriles would be toast and there wouldn't be anything I could do about it.


Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
61st Infantry Group
7th Division

Defending units:
6th Marine Regiment
164th Infantry Regiment
132nd Infantry Regiment
2nd Marine Regiment
1st USN Naval Construction Battalion
113th USAAF Base Force
8th USN Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9758 troops, 80 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 1265

Defending force 24382 troops, 112 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 795

Assaulting units:
20th Engineer Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd Division
54th Division
17th/A Division

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
10th Group Army







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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 1:14:19 AM   
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Two of the MTBs tooling around the Philippines were found and sunk by IJN naval assets - assets which aren't interdicting my forces at Akyab.

Massive air attacks on Shimushiri Jima by over 200 bombers reduced supplies below necessary levels for full AV in combat. I'll keep flying supplies in though as I really would like to hold one of these islands.

At Akyab the PoW and the RN BC join up with the BBs which remain undamaged. So, overall, I have 4 BBs again and am free to push southward again.

In central Burma the Allies are across the river and exploiting forward. I have 2 Bdes at Magwe and 2 Bdes plus a Tank Regt at Mandalay. I assume that the enemy in both of those bases are getting ready to move out by rail (using strategic movement ) so I've ordered attacks for tomorrow. With a little luck I might catch them before they move out and inflict crushing losses. If I miss them then I'll progress southward myself as rapidly as possible with a view to attacking their next defensive line before it has time to solidify itself. The landings east of Bassein have achieved their primary objective of winning me Burma speedily and at almost no cost.

Now let's see if I can land the OMG and turn a fighting withdrawal into an utter rout.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 4:04:50 AM   
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The pressure around Bassein tells and the IJA forces facing mine prove insufficient to the task of holding the riverline. Magwe falls and his troops at Mandalay are caught in Strategic Mode and take significant losses.

Tomorrow I'll begin exploiting towards Prome, drop paras at Toungou etc to disrupt attempts to strategic rail out and begin the next phase of landingst near Bassein.


Ground combat at Magwe (57,47)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9430 troops, 132 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 288

Defending force 5604 troops, 61 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 105

Allied adjusted assault: 168

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Magwe !!!


Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2049 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 104 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (11 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (33 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 5


Allied ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Australian Brigade
17th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
56th Recon Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
17th JAAF AF Bn
35th Field AA Battalion
84th JAAF AF Bn
93rd JAAF AF Bn



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Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5833 troops, 84 guns, 119 vehicles, Assault Value = 285

Defending force 8088 troops, 161 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 269

Allied adjusted assault: 259

Japanese adjusted defense: 122

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Note that the defender are stronger to me but have been manoeuvred out of their strong positions by flanking attacks and deep thrusts.


Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
695 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th British Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
23rd British Brigade

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment

So, overall, Burma is coming along nicely.... as is CENPAC - another convoy has arrived today and Damian still hasn't caught a peep through naval,, submarine or aerial recon assets.








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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 11:38:22 AM   
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IMO the Jap player has to know when its time to up sticks from the northern bases in Burma. Once the fort level is down to 3 in a clear hex its time evacuate. I defend a line of Rangoon-Toungoo-Taung Gyi for as long as possible...if you can get the later pair up to 6 forts they are very tough nuts to crack. Have to make sure you can keep the rail lines open however. Of course the Allies could always march down the coast, take Bassien and then cross the river into Rangoon, but that's a very bad idea assuming the Japs have full forts and 1500AV there.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 1:19:05 PM   
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I landed another 300 AV near Bassein but it looks like a large IJN SC TF is in position to bombard Ramree. I don't have the naval forces to cover my amphibs and Ramree at the same time so I need to pull back and protect it - again. It is a bit frustrating but eventually the OMG will be fully unloaded and then things will really speed up. Damian's playing a very skillful game here of keeping his fleet in being to threaten several of my groupings, all of which must be protected such that I can't just stick with invasion unloading, take my losses in a day or two and then be done with it. If he committed his forces to the fight then they'd be so worn down I'd gain freedom of action so this whole dance of threatening but never committing is precisely the right thing to do.

Losses so far have been very light although 3 xAKLs went down today when they refuelled mid-ocean and thus avoided LRCAP over the landing beach.... IJNAF forces attempted to intervene over the landing beaches and suffered heavily. They got some torpedo hits in through sheer numbers but nothing significant. Overall I lost 7 planes to 56 Japanese during the day.

The big news today really is that my paradrops on Toungou and Taung Gyi worked rather well and I took both bases. This effectively cuts off 2.5 IJA divisions in northern Burma... Well, they can move down the trails from Lashio to Taung Gyi or east of it to Thailand via the jungle paths but they're definitely not going to be involved in deciding the outcome in Burma anymore. The amount of time it'll take them to get to Thailand means they are unlikely to be able to be involved in resisting the OMG's thrust into Burma either.

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Ground combat at Shimushiri-jima (132,51)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1793 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 228

Defending force 21176 troops, 232 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 586

Assaulting units:
164th Infantry Regiment
132nd Infantry Regiment
6th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Regiment
1st USN Naval Construction Battalion
113th USAAF Base Force
8th USN Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
144th Infantry Regiment
7th Division
61st Infantry Group
22nd Recon Regiment
14th Garrison Unit
18th Garrison Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1


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Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5710 troops, 83 guns, 118 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Defending force 7453 troops, 161 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 216

Allied adjusted assault: 229

Japanese adjusted defense: 216

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
605 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)

I'm utterly out of supplies but am relying on bombing raids and sheer persistence while he is in Strat Move mode to see my through. I'm rushing another 2 Bdes to the area also. I can't let Damian realise just how tenuous my supplies are.


Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
14th British Brigade
23rd British Brigade

Defending units:
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Taung Gyi (59,48)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 174 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Taung Gyi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
77th Chindit Bde /1



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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 753 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 1155 troops, 14 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

His forces were superior but they were caught in Strat Move mode and thus were easy pickings.


Allied adjusted assault: 26

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Toungoo !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 5 destroyed


Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-)

Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 30 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (49 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 2


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

Assaulting units:
77th Chindit Bde /2

Defending units:
2nd Recon Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Another Chindit Bde is in action now and I'll begin actively searching for targets deep in Thailand and Vietnam ASAP.

In other news: He has brought more troops into Shimishuru-Jima. Hmm, it may not hold after all. I need to make a decision. Should I accept its loss and just begin flying supplies to Urrupu-Jima now or should I keep supplying it and try to hold both. Hmm........





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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 1:46:07 PM   
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In other news: He has brought more troops into Shimishuru-Jima. Hmm, it may not hold after all. I need to make a decision. Should I accept its loss and just begin flying supplies to Urrupu-Jima now or should I keep supplying it and try to hold both. Hmm........


In the medium run you will lose both. The Kuriles did give u an opening into Burma by distracting Damian to the north.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 1:48:39 PM   
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He simply has to kick you out of the Kuriles, its death to the Japanese economy if he does not.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/8/2013 8:57:56 PM   
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Well Damian seems to have had some sort of pathfinding malfunction as his battleline hit neither the landing beaches nor Ramree but, instead, ended up sitting 150 miles from Ramree in the morning. I am saving my naval attack planes for later so I'm leaving these ships unmolested for now.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Clark Field at 77,76, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Amagiri
APD Shimakaze
APD Nadakaze
E Kunashiri

Allied Ships
PT-32, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-111, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

The Phillipines PT TF gets toasted.


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 17,000 yards
PT Q-111 sunk by APD Nadakaze at 17,000 yards
APD Shimakaze fires at PT-32 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
PT Q-112 sunk by DD Amagiri at 16,000 yards
PT-32 sunk by APD Shimakaze at 16,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Sub attack near Chirikof Island at 179,47

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Kane
DD Hatfield
DD Gridley

SS I-9 launches 6 torpedoes at BB Washington
DD Gridley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gridley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gridley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gridley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gridley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

2 BBs and 3 damaged DDs are making for Seattle. Washington takes yet another torpedo but she will survive the trip to Kodiak where she can repair flotation damage prior to following the others to CONUSA.


I had left 3 ships unloading near Bassein to ensure all my units there had enough supply and covered them with the same CAP as yesterday. For some weird reason twice as many of my fighters showed up today and butchered the IJNAF strike groups. Over the course of the day the IJNAF lost a total of 48 planes for a total of 11 Allied planes lost ( mostly transports carrying supplies/dropping paras ).

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bassein at 53,52

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 13
P-40K Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Delawarean
xAP Nirvana

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bassein at 53,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 14
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Mabella

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 59,46 (Mandalay)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8
Hudson IIIa x 10
Hurricane I Trop x 3
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
DB-7B x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-7B bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x Hudson IIIa 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
2 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 113th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 143rd Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 113th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 143rd Infantry Regiment ...

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Naval bombardment of Shimushiri-jima at 132,51

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
BB Hiei
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
CA Nachi
CA Chokai
CL Kiso

Allied ground losses:
860 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 37 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)

OUCH!!!


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 27
Port hits 20
Port supply hits 9

BB Kirishima firing at Shimushiri-jima
BB Hiei firing at Shimushiri-jima
CA Mikuma firing at Shimushiri-jima
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mogami
CA Mogami firing at 6th Marine Regiment
CA Nachi firing at Shimushiri-jima
CA Chokai firing at Shimushiri-jima
CL Kiso firing at 6th Marine Regiment


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Ground combat at Shimushiri-jima (132,51)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14987 troops, 183 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 618

Defending force 7482 troops, 189 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 217

Hmm, this extra 200 AV is enough to break the back of the resistance here.


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
18th Garrison Unit
22nd Recon Regiment
14th Garrison Unit
61st Infantry Group
7th Division
Maizuru 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
6th Marine Regiment
132nd Infantry Regiment
164th Infantry Regiment
2nd Marine Regiment
113th USAAF Base Force
1st USN Naval Construction Battalion
8th USN Naval Construction Battalion

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Ground combat at 88,43 (near Kaifeng)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23134 troops, 182 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 784

Defending force 9188 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Japanese adjusted assault: 527

Allied adjusted defense: 77

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
992 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
757 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th RGC Temp. Division
7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
1st Engineer Regiment
2nd Mobile Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps

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Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5594 troops, 83 guns, 117 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Defending force 3622 troops, 23 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Allied adjusted assault: 99

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Mandalay !!!


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

Japanese ground losses:
1717 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 41 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th British Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
23rd British Brigade

Defending units:
113th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment

Damian appears to have recommenced his bombing of Light Industry in China. With the Burma Road about to open some bombing can be tolerated. Once the Bassein landings are finished I plan to put a P-38 squadron into China to launch long-range ambushes of his bomber raids. He is still allocating about half of his bombers to bombing ground troops - this is a huge waste as it doesn't accomplish anything strategically important. I am leaving units in the open in order to invite this misallocation of resources. He should ask himself WHY I'm leaving units open to be targeted without mounting a defence when I could easily do so? Why? Because its a misallocation of resources I'm happy to encourage.



Tomorrow I'll paradrop onto Lashio, cutting the 2 Regiments driven out of Mandalay off from their escape route. In the meantime 2 Regiments are heading for Prome with another 2 heading for Rangoon. The IJA lines are well and truly broken and I do not believe he can hold me in Burma.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/9/2013 1:27:42 AM   
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The IJA lines are well and truly broken and I do not believe he can hold me in Burma.


Quite impressive for mid-October '42.

If Damian maintains his fleet in being and threatens several locations, that would burn a significant amount of fuel. I wonder if his tankers could be prosecuted with submarines?

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/9/2013 4:58:48 AM   
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Taking Toungoo and Taung Gyi by para drop is huge. These bases are the key to defending southern Burma. The rout will be on in this theater.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/9/2013 9:55:53 PM   
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Harlock,

To be honest the subs are doing more important things right now:
1. Secretly reconning his entire defensive preparations in depth ( with low aggression captains to make sure they don't unmask ).
2. Running supplies to the Kuriles - although that mission looks like it is coming to an end.

Once the Kuriles fall - which looks likely now - I'll unleash the subs on his tankers. His tankers are my absolute priority target. It is ALL about the economy. Everything else is just a means of disrupting it more or less effectively, more or less quickly.


So, we've had another few days of turns and we're onto 18th October.Here's the highlights...

1. KB popped up south-east of Dutch Harbour looking to sink some of my crippled BBs heading home and sank 2 TK, 1 AO and an xAK. Slim pickings for such a major use of fuel.


2. The IJN battleline has pounded the Kuriles mercilessly but he managed to split a few fast BBs and CAs off and sent them in against Attu, Shemya and Attagu Islands at maximum speed before I could spot them. Unfortunately for me a major convoy was unloading and he sank about 20 xAK. I didn't lose any ground units but several engineer units lost most of their support and engineer vehicles - I have lots of replacements for both.

In terms of ship losses losing 20 xAKs isn't welcome but, to be honest, I am usually quite efficient with my shipping needs and have about 120 unused transports in the Indian theatre ( now that the movement of troops to Ramree etc is completed ) and have another 130 or so around Oz so I've just taken 60 or so from Oz and sent them to CONUSA. I'll replace them with a few of the Indian ones when the time for major amphibious invasions from Oz arrives.


3. Sneaking supplies into Pago-Pago has worked and I should soon have that back as a functioning base, rescuing about 2 divisions worth of troops and giving me the garrison troops for what I expect to take in the airmobile campaign.


4. Kuriles: Shimishiru-Jima fell to his first attack. I had enough supplies for my infantry regiments there but a single day of air attacks by about 250 bombers and massive naval bombardment by BBs and CAs destroyed all of that supply and when he attacked my troops were out of supply and easy pickings. I'm no longer entertaining even a slight chance that Uruppu-Jima will hold. Also it seems that the troops lost in these places are NOT available to be bought back so once they're gone, they're gone forever. *Sigh* "Floyd, give me back my Regiments!!!" I know how Augusts felt.


5. There was some sort of movement mess-up at Bassein. I had all of my infantry and armour units set to FOLLOW the 19th Indian Division so they'd all cross together.... and what happens, yes, some of my armoured units cross a couple of days early for some reason, launch a shock attack and take serious losses wiping out the 7th Australian Division's Cavalry Regiment.

Sure you can role-play it as some armour CO hotheads disobeying orders but it is still rather annoying to see this sort of thing happening and disrupting really major plans.


6. Elsewhere in Burma I managed to paradrop Chindits onto Lashio WHILE THEY WERE IN STRAT MODE !!!!! *sigh* Don't make this mistake guys. 1,000 Chindits are currently almost finished changing from STRAT to COMBAT mode AFTER having been dropped on Lashio right on top of an artillery unit.

The enemy masses 3 Regiments to retake Toungou but I was expecting this and had flown the rest of the Chindits in there. I managed to mass over 100 AV and withstood the IJA assault. If I understand the ground combat mechanics correctly all of the units fleeing from Meiktyla ( which I have captured ) are now going to be trapped at Toungoo and will be available for annihilation.

I'm running recon over Pegu now to scare him into thinking that's my next target whereas, really, it'll be the bases around Rahaeng that I'll be looking to next once I get airbases within transport range. I am hoping that by forcing him to keep forces garrisoning Pegu I'll be able to stop his forces from moving up to Toungoo and blasting my blockade there open... I'll be flying in another Brigade over the next few days just to make sure it holds.

Supplies are still a major problem but in an operation like this where central Burma has fallen in about 1 week speed is much more important and so my forces are fighting whilst out of supply and relying on captured Japanese supplies --- the only reason I'm winning here is that the landings at Bassein have split his defences so badly that he hasn't been able to concentrate his forces. In pure numerical terms he has more combat power available to withstand this attack than I am capable of generating in the attack.

Ground combat at Bassein (54,52)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1435 troops, 3 guns, 226 vehicles, Assault Value = 149

Defending force 10237 troops, 68 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 347

Allied adjusted assault: 34

Japanese adjusted defense: 359


Allied assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
410 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 68 (25 destroyed, 43 disabled)

Assaulting units:
7th Aus Div Cav Regiment
2nd Royal Tank Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
43rd Cavalry Regiment
45th Recce Regiment

Defending units:
5th Engineer Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
50th JNAF AF Unit

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7th Aus Div Cav Regiment Wiped Out at Bassein by attrition!!!


As you can see in the picture below the IJN is 6 hexes from Ramree. I've decided that I've had enough of it for now and am sending my SC TFs in.

I'm sending in 1 TF with 4 BBs, a CLAA and several DDs, another with about 3 CAs, 2 or 3 CLs and a gaggle of DDs and then the last two TFs are pure destroyer TFs with 5 to 6 DDs each.

None of his damaged shipping can make for Rangoon as that's bound to fall soon so I figure he will have to send any damaged ships to Port Blair and from there to Singapore. Effectively that takes them out of the next stage of the littoral campaign.

I, on the other hand, should be able to save even badly damaged shipping. In any case I really want to ramp up IJN naval losses and am prepared to lose more than I sink in order to continue doing so. This decision has also been sparked, in part, by the realisation that given my experience near Bassein that I might just be quicker sending all the tank formations overland and driving down the coast road rather than engaging in a littoral campaign. Just the threat of a littoral campaign will pin the Japanese in place.

In the expectation that damaged shipping will make for Rangoon I've brought in everything capable of flying naval strike missions and have about 150 strike aircraft at Ramree along with about 200 fighters for escort duties. Let's roll the die.





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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/10/2013 7:24:56 AM   
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Burma normally bores me with its malaria, supply flow, stacking, bombing and other issues - it seems hard to make progress there but you have achieved it on a shoestring. Looking forward to the naval action!

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/11/2013 2:05:48 AM   
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Well, rather unsurprisingly the Japanese managed to attack and force my tank units out of Bassein the following day. Everything else was pretty quiet except for more IJA landings at Uruppu Jima and some more Chinese Corps getting beaten unmercifully by IJA tank formations. Overall though nothing really significant happened.

The day after the Allies were forced out of Bassein the main force crossed the river. Results were good with 2 IJA Regiments being thrashed and Bassein taken. I'm immediately going to begin building it up to a Level 2 airbase and once it is at that level I can bring my transports down, offload them over the beaches, bring the OMG up to full power and begin blitzing through to Thailand.

Lashio should fall in a couple of days at most. This leaves just Prome, Rangoon, Pegu and Moulmein in IJA hands Another ten days should see Burma completely in my hands and the Chindits consolidated into a divisional airmobile force. I don't quite have the transports to exert its full mass at this stage but in a few months time I will. In the meantime I'll just have to combine short and deep vertical envelopments.

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Ground combat at Bassein (54,52)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8817 troops, 232 guns, 580 vehicles, Assault Value = 634

Defending force 9182 troops, 68 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

Allied adjusted assault: 414

Japanese adjusted defense: 16

Allied assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Bassein !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
5964 casualties reported
Squads: 186 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 129 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (21 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (82 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Allied ground losses:
206 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 41 (3 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
25th Australian Bde /3
255th Armoured Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
18th Australian Brigade
251st Recce Battalion
55th British Bde /1
21st Australian Bde /3
53rd British Bde /4
7th Hussars Regiment
54th British Bde /1
254th Armoured Brigade
44th Cavalry Rgt /1
2/1 AIF Pioneer Bn /2
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
35th Light AA Rgt /1
2/9th Field Regiment
33rd Medium Rgt /1
8th Medium Rgt /1
2/215th Bty 80th AT Rgt /1
2/11th Field Regiment
21st Light AA Rgt /1
2/13th Field Regiment
13th Indian Light AA Regiment
48th Light /1
2nd Recce Rgt /2

Defending units:
114th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
50th JNAF AF Unit



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Ground combat at Lashio (62,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 723 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Defending force 360 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 38

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2


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

Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Bde /1

Defending units:
55th Mountain Gun Regiment


Activity in the South Pacific remains unspotted. The rescue of the 5 Regts at Pago-Pago is almost complete and with another few weeks of work I think I'll be ready to unleash a fairly nice and rapid airmobile assault.

I'm beginning to reconsider the issue of not using carriers. If I lose the Kuriles then I simply have too many large ocean gaps to "jump" to get across them without defensive carrier support. Netties can sink the xAPs and xAKs too easily. I am considering using carriers defensively ( loaded with just fighters ) to cover my convoys etc.

Damian is playing a good game, really forcing me to work for victories.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/13/2013 4:12:46 AM   
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Not a huge amount to say really, I've taken Lashio, the road to China is truly open and I've decided on when to kick the Pacific operations off.

Basically I've IDed several Japanese bases in the Kuriles which he hasn't garrisoned and I plan to paradrop troops onto them on the 30th and 31st October. I don't expect these bases to hold but the winter weather rules apply from 1st November and will make his counter-invasions exceedingly costly.

I'll also launch the CENPAC offensive at roughly the same time. It is earlier than I had wished but I judge the psychological impact of Burma crumbling, more invasions in the Kuriles and CENPAC disintegrating all at the same time is worth the lack of preparation. One reason I can do this is that I managed to complete the rescue of the Pago-Pago forces and now have 800 AV of troops available to garrison whatever I take. That makes a HUGE difference to the scope and feasability of the CENPAC offensive.


Burma:
I've chopped his forces up into multiple pockets through the use of frontal manoeuvre, vertical envelopment and the deeper amphibious prong. I've linked the base at Ramree into central Burma and thus allowed supplies to flow there. This ends most of my supply problems in Burma and allows my forces to operate at full combat effectiveness.

Things are going nicely and the narrative I wished to communicate is coming along nicely. The phasing across theatres is also coming together nicely although CENPAC will have to launch a little earlier than I would have liked in order to maintain the narrative impact I wish to convey.




Strategic Assessment:
IJA reserves have been sucked into theatres as follows:
1. NORPAC - 2 divisions destroyed, 2+ division equivalents sucked into counter-invasions. At least 1 more division sucked into garrison duties.

2. Australia - 2 divisions destroyed, 4 division equivalents garrisoning Darwin, 1 division-equivalent tied down guarding other Oz bases.

3. Chinese offensive action has, at significant cost to Chinese forces, caused Japan to tie down 4 additional divisions in China.

4. Burma - Approx 6 IJA division equivalents have been encountered. 5 of these have been outmanoeuvred and rendered irrelevant or have been defeated in combat. 1 division remains guarding Rangoon/Pegu. These divisions do not appear to have come from his strategic reserve.


Overall I can account for 22 division-equivalents. Of these at least 8 division-equivalents have come from his strategic reserve ( defined as units he has bought out since the start of the game ). I don't think he has anything left in the strategic reserve and I'm seeing indications that he is already pulling back in CENPAC. I doubt I'll find major garrisons in CENPAC and I think I'll make significant advances.

The plan to pin IJA forces and then unleash manoeuvre elements for various rapid thrusts appears to remain valid and I think the game is looking fairly good to be clearly over by the end of 1942 in terms of Japan's ability to mount a strong defence with any chance of success. I think that if we continue playing that I should be in Korea, the Kuriles etc looking to invade Japan proper by 1st January 1944 so, all in all, it is going according to plan.

Around Christmas 1942 I think we should probably consider whether we want to fight it out to the bitter end or whether it would be more interesting to start a new game - e.g. that Armageddon scenario game which is open to anyone who would like to pick it up - as either Allies or Japanese. I don't care which side I play.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/13/2013 4:15:17 AM   
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Kiwi forces rescue 4 Regiments of Marines and 1 US Army Regt at Pago-Pago.

Wallis island is next. This will anchor the southern flank of the airmobile thrust and provide garrison troops to hold the necks of the breaches. While islands may be taken by vertical envelopment they can still only be supplied using secure SLOCs.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/13/2013 4:51:09 AM   
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quote:

Around Christmas 1942 I think we should probably consider whether we want to fight it out to the bitter end or whether it would be more interesting to start a new game


That's only two-and-a-half months away! You may be able to inflict some major land defeats, but I don't see serious inroads to either the Home Islands or the Southern Resource Area for some time.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/13/2013 7:42:49 AM   
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I would bet you never get past Moulmein till mid 44.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/13/2013 1:40:28 PM   
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Harlock,

Aye but by then the IJA's strategic reserve will no longer be sufficient to meet the needs of most of the theatres and Japan will have to cede large portions of land in several theatres in order to create a new, cohesive defensive line. Damian knows that if he tries to do that he'll either:
a) have to leave large forces behind as roadblocks - forces I'll destroy, thus weakening the lines he is trying to create deeper
b) find that I switch over to the pursuit and overrun his forces before they can solidify again.

He's basically facing the same problems the Germans faced in summer 42, 43 and 44.


Bigred,
I mentioned your post to Damian. He thinks you must be joking but I think you're serious - incorrect but serious. Would you mind clarifying with your reasoning?

I'm assuming it is something along the lines that Damian will be defending a riverline, with strong defensive bonuses, a stacking limit of 30,000 and a nearby base which he can use to rotate new, rested units into the line as his frontline units are depleted... which is something one might see if I was silly enough to match insufficient strength against strong defences ( which is what you usually see when the Allies try to attack Burma ). On the other hand I can't imagine what you've seen which would make you think I'd be interested in doing that. I'm genuinely curious.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/16/2013 5:51:17 PM   
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Well we're up to the 30th October 1942.

NORPAC:
Uruppu-Jima finally fell today. I managed to rescue elements of the infantry regiments there so it isn't a total disaster but it is still a pity.

I have a plan to take 4 islands in the Kuriles and run reinforcement convoys in under cover of CVs flying CAP but it will require a distraction....


CENPAC:
The distraction.... 1 Marine Parachute Battalion is begin airdrops tomorrow on some of the islands I've identified as potentially being unoccupied. I expect that about 50% will prove to be occupied but with 6 targets tomorrow I should still take several bases, and from those bases I can continue the vertical movement deeper into his strategic depth. The operation is launching from Tabiteau (sic) which I've occupied and am building up.

Darwin:
Sitzkrieg continues. I don't have the supplies to attack but am delighted to just sit there watching 1200 AV of IJA forces which could be doing much more important work in Burma.


China:
Damian continues to be stalled everywhere except where he masses his tank regiments. I have no answer to them and wherever they go they cause massive losses.


Burma:
I've taken all of Burma except Rangoon and Burma. Hell, I took Prome without a fight after outflanking it. I have 2+ IJA divisions encircled behind my lines and will destroy them over the next couple of days using the forces which moved down from Northern Burma. In the meantime the forces marching overland from Ramree and the forces landed at Bassein are coalescing before marching on Rangoon. Together they mass some 1800 AV complete with massive artillery support. They should more than suffice to crush whatever is in Rangoon. The plan is then to close on Moulmein and simply push the whole force across the river and crush Damian with mass. Sure there'll be huge supply penalties to doing this but I believe I can afford the inefficiency in order to get results.


I am also making another effort to occupy Cocos Island midway between Oz and India as I need that to provide a safe base for bombers making their way to India. As it is I can fly the bombers from CONUSA to Oz in about 4 days but then have to load them on transports and sail them to India - which takes over 2 weeks. Logistically I NEED that base to get those bombers into action. They'll then support the attack on Moulmein which I expect to be able to launch in approximately 2 to 3 weeks time.

Below you can see the forces defending Rangoon. I'd quite like to be able to get to grips with the Imperial Guards Division and crush it.




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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/18/2013 12:34:55 AM   
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November 1st 1942... I'll start posting more frequent updates at this stage as things are going to start happening... I'll also post an analysis of how points have gone and the lessons learned so far:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 01, 42
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Amphibious Assault at 53,52

TF 259 troops unloading over beach at 53,52

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 102 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (0 destroyed, 19 disabled)

12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of RAF 225 Group Base Force /1
12 Aviation Support troops lost overboard during unload of RAF 223 Group Base Force /1
9 troops of a Bren Section accidentally lost during unload of 54th British Bde /8
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of XV Indian Corps /2
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of XV Indian Corps /10

LOTS of disablements but few actually destroyed.



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Sub attack near Pago Pago at 149,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
DD Brooks

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes
DD Brooks fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Brooks fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Brooks fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Brooks fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Brooks fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Bassein at 52,51

Japanese Ships
SS I-11

Allied Ships
xAK Autolycus

xAK Autolycus is sighted by SS I-11
SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Autolycus


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Submarine attack near Ramree Island at 53,49

Japanese Ships
SS RO-33, hits 21, and is sunk

In the last two months Japan has lost about 15 subs. His subs have taken a hell of a beating once I got my ASW efforts organised.


Allied Ships
xAK Corinda
xAK Tarifa
xAK Maetsuycker
xAK City of Pretoria
AM Poole
xAP Aorangi
xAP Duchess of Bedford
xAK Mary Livanos
xAK Iron King

SS RO-33 is sighted by escort
RO-33 bottoming out ....
AM Poole attacking submerged sub ....
AM Poole attacking submerged sub ....
AM Poole attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-33 forced to surface!
xAP Aorangi firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Duchess of Bedford firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mary Livanos firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Iron King firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Poole firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Aorangi firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Duchess of Bedford firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mary Livanos firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Iron King firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Aorangi firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Duchess of Bedford firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mary Livanos firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Iron King firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Aorangi firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Duchess of Bedford firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mary Livanos firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Iron King firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Poole firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Aorangi firing on surfaced sub ....
xAP Duchess of Bedford firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Mary Livanos firing on surfaced sub ....
xAK Iron King firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Sub attack near Uruppu-jima at 129,53

Japanese Ships
CM Ukishima
SC Ch 27
CM Hoko
CM Hirashima
CM Kyosai
PB Menado Maru

LOTS of defensive minefields.


Allied Ships
SS Pollack

SS Pollack launches 4 torpedoes at CM Ukishima
Pollack diving deep ....
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Menado Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Boela at 80,110

Japanese Ships
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Anbo Maru
xAKL Arizama Maru
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 2

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


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ASW attack near Uruppu-jima at 130,52

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 24
AMC Saigon Maru
AMC Bankok Maru
AMC Awata Maru
AMC Akagi Maru
xAP Ukishima Maru
xAP Taizan Maru
xAP Montevideo Maru
DD Urakaze
PB America Maru
PB Ryusei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark, hits 4

SS Shark is sighted by escort
Shark bottoming out ....
DD Urakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
PB America Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Ryusei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ryusei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Ryusei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ryusei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ryusei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22

No Japanese losses


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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

No Japanese losses

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 38,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 50
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 63

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 2 destroyed

I intentionally am trying to attack without massing my force as I wanted to test how multiple small, fragmented waves could wear down a larger CAP over time --- I wanted to learn lessons now which I could apply when facing CV TF CAP. It worked relatively well but I think that, overall, a single large strike would still have worked better. The difference between what fragmented and what went in together was rather illuminating though and conforms to expectations.



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 34,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 47
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 61

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed

P-39s were totally outclassed and will just be used to CAP my own bases from now on. P-40Es and Ks and P38s will conduct offensive missions.



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 43
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 58

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 51

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 9

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

The CAP is being worn down.



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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 4 damaged

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



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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 4000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 1st Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...

Inconsequential attacks which should and are being ignored. I won't be attacking Darwin since i don't need to. Manoeuvre on other fronts will require the withdrawal of the garrison sometime over the next 6 weeks and Darwin will fall once evacuated. I expect it to be in my hands by the end of November to be honest with you.... all without a single shot being fired to capture it.


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 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 79th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Liuchow , at 74,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 5 damaged

Light Industry hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 60th Chinese Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 17

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 1 destroyed

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

A small ambush by some of the 50 P-40Es I have sent to China over the last few days... They won't kill much BUT they should tie down quite a few IJAAF fighters which would be better used in Burma.


Aircraft Attacking:
17 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 2nd Australian Brigade, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Australian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 29

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 14

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

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

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

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



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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

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

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



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Morning Air attack on 37th Chinese Corps, at 83,52 , near Changsha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 23

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged

Another ambush.


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

These are attacks on about a division worth of IJA troops trapped in the jungle north of Toungoo. I'll wear them down and, eventually, annihilate them. There's no major rush though as I'm still manoeuvring to force the abandonment of Rangoon and until Rangoon is abandoned I won't make any serious moves on Moulmein.


Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5
Vildebeest III x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Swordfish I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vildebeest III bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 56th Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 143rd Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Albacore I bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th JAAF AF Bn , at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 16
A-24 Banshee x 16
SBC-4 Helldiver x 18

Allied aircraft losses
SBC-4 Helldiver: 1 damaged

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

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Morning Air attack on 17th JAAF AF Bn , at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
Lysander II x 2

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim VD x 4
Lysander II x 12

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
Lysander II x 7

As you can see the Allied bomber force in India is rather pathetic. Fortunately I don't need them in order to succeed in my plan.


No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 32,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 39
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 41

Allied aircraft
Hurricane I Trop x 19

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane I Trop: 2 destroyed



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 41,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 45

Matched speed = co-ordination.


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed

The CAP is getting seriously worn down now and my fighters start to make it through to sweep the airfield.



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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 37,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on 56th Recon Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 34,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 26
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 22

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Recon Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 14
B-26 Marauder x 16

No Allied losses

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


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 41,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 39,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 20

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 8
Kittyhawk IA x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 18

Again, well co-ordinated and adhering to the pattern.


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed



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Morning Air attack on 1st Raiding Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A1 Havoc x 11

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A1 Havoc: 10 damaged

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

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 35,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 4

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

No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 35,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

The CAP is truly broken now.


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-39D Airacobra sweeping at 32100 feet


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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 3

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

A lot of what remains should be grounded being repaired overnight. It'd be a shame if someone bombarded the airfield tonight in an example of a plan combining aerial and naval assets as a one-two punch wouldn't it? A terrible shame.


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 39000 feet *


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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

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Morning Air attack on 1st Australian Brigade, at 76,124 (Darwin)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

No Japanese losses

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

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 39,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9

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


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hurricane IIc Trop sweeping at 35600 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

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

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Afternoon Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6

No Allied losses

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

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Afternoon Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 57,49 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7

No Allied losses

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ASW attack near Horn Island at 91,128

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, hits 6


Allied Ships
AM Bowen

SS RO-62 is sighted by escort
RO-62 bottoming out ....
AM Bowen fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bowen attacking submerged sub ....
AM Bowen cannot establish contact with SS RO-62
AM Bowen attacking submerged sub ....
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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ASW attack near Uruppu-jima at 130,52

Japanese Ships
PB Tama Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Shark

SS Shark is sighted by escort
PB Tama Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9958 troops, 80 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 1288

Defending force 24512 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 801

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

Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
54th Division
20th Engineer Regiment
22nd Division
17th/A Division

Defending units:
86th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
10th Group Army


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Ground combat at 56,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12967 troops, 250 guns, 223 vehicles, Assault Value = 430

Defending force 12130 troops, 93 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 397

Allied adjusted assault: 214

Japanese adjusted defense: 869

Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

In the IJA's favour so far but they're surrounded and should be out of supply soon. Things will shift then.


Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
518 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
892 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 29 (1 destroyed, 28 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th British Brigade
16th Australian Brigade
6th British Brigade

Defending units:
Kimura Det
11th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
93rd JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 57,49 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8254 troops, 179 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 445

Defending force 6608 troops, 133 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Allied adjusted assault: 104

Japanese adjusted defense: 295

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Another isolated Japanese force tries to escape my clutches. Overall at least three divisions have been caught behind my lines. Even after losing several hundred AV to earlier combat the isolated forces still muster about 800 AV.


Japanese ground losses:
336 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Assaulting units:
17th Australian Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
5th British Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade
77th Chindit Brigade
85th British AT Gun Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
17th JAAF AF Bn
84th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Jaluit (134,120)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 2322 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

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

Allied ground losses:
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1

Defending units:
Jaluit Naval Fortress
Jaluit Base Force
24th JNAF AF Unit

My recon subs didn't show anything there so I took a chance. Didn't work. I'll come back with a regiment of paratroops in a fortnight and try again. It should work then.



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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

Why didn't I land larger forces? Simple, if the island was unoccupied I wanted it. if it was occupied I am happy to leave it to my amphibious elements which are following on.


Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2


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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 22 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /3


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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 2

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /4


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Ground combat at Mili (136,121)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 741 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Note to self: Send a Regiment next time.


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

Allied ground losses:
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /5

Defending units:
Mili Naval Fortress


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Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 34 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 2

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /6


I'm quite sure Damian has no idea I have troops at Tabiteuea. I have some 25,000 men there now with 6 Regiments of troops only a few days out. I've pretty much taken the Gilbert Islands out in a day and will expand northward into the Marshall Islands. My plan is to take everything east of Truk and south of Wake island and pin significant IJA and IJN assets into defensive positions in the islands threatened by these positions.

Now that I've unmasked significant aerial and naval assets will flow into the region to bolster the forces moving forward. One other thing to note is that these moves imperil the SLOCs to all IJA assets south and west of the Gilberts meaning that in a few months I should be able to take Fiji and most of the Japanese holdings south of Rabaul fairly easily.




Lessons learned:
1. Amphibious landings in non-base hexes are VERY slow to unload and suffer massive disablements. Several of my units are at below 50% readiness because of disablements caused during landing. Overall few units actually lost more than 1% of their force destroyed but the disablements were massive.

2. Flying boats don't seem to fly to 50% of their maximum range with troops anymore. They fly to that range with supplies but not paratroops. This has stymied my plan to drop a parachute Bn onto two islands in the Kuriles on 1st November. I had about 90% of my flying boats committed to this action but couldn't "test" it without giving the game away so this failure was a rather unpleasant surprise to me. These flying boats are now redeploying to the Gilberts via Midway.

3. India has very limited repair capabilities for large surface combatants. If a BB takes damage in India expect it to be out of action for twice as long as if that damage was taken in the Pacific.

4. Ground combat has been MASSIVELY improved with encirclement, manoeuvre and fixing attacks now working as you'd expect. This has been used by me, in Burma, to win the ground war without any significant ground combat actually taking place.

5. The IJN maintains a massive qualitative lead into the beginning of 1942. This requires either the acceptance of significant attritional loss or assymetric counters.


Points analysis to follow in another post.






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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/18/2013 12:52:08 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Nemo121

Lessons learned:
1. Amphibious landings in non-base hexes are VERY slow to unload and suffer massive disablements. Several of my units are at below 50% readiness because of disablements caused during landing. Overall few units actually lost more than 1% of their force destroyed but the disablements were massive.

2. Flying boats don't seem to fly to 50% of their maximum range with troops anymore. They fly to that range with supplies but not paratroops. This has stymied my plan to drop a parachute Bn onto two islands in the Kuriles on 1st November. I had about 90% of my flying boats committed to this action but couldn't "test" it without giving the game away so this failure was a rather unpleasant surprise to me. These flying boats are now redeploying to the Gilberts via Midway.



I think that may be a limitation on para-drop missions, but I know that they will fly troop transport between 2 allied bases (even unoccupied bases) up to half their max range. (using recent beta) I've used PBY-4s recently to fly restricted units from Oak Harbor to Cold Bay in Alaska recently (Range 38, so exactly half of their 76 range).


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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/18/2013 8:42:36 PM   
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P-39s were totally outclassed and will just be used to CAP my own bases from now on. P-40Es and Ks and P38s will conduct offensive missions.


It might come in handy to note that P-39's are excellent for ground attack and anti-small craft missions -- in the absence of Japanese fighters.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/20/2013 11:59:31 PM   
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Justus2,
Aye it is a new thing with the BETA. That's probably a good thing though, makes things tougher and more realistic.

Harlock,
Yeah but I don't use fighters for those kinds of missions. The Allies get so few I need them all in the air vs other planes.

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/22/2013 11:01:26 PM   
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11th November 1942....

1. I launch my cruisers at Rangoon to see what I can catch on the ground.... Overall I destroy about 14 planes. Not bad, it augers well for Moulmein in any case.

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Night Naval bombardment of Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 35 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 47 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Hawkins
CA San Francisco
CA Houston
CL Caradoc
CL Perth
CL Sumatra
CL Leander

Japanese ground losses:
663 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Refinery hits 2
Manpower hits 4
Fires 871
Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 74
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1


2. Damian's beloved Tank Regiments attack trying to take Changhsa... My blocking forces are slight but I have reserves nearby and if I can hold for 4 or 5 days they'll save me. Letting 1,000+ AV march forward like this was sloppy on my part though.

Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28752 troops, 226 guns, 410 vehicles, Assault Value = 1041

Defending force 23705 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 379


Japanese adjusted assault: 821

Allied adjusted defense: 615

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1304 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 64 (7 destroyed, 57 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1833 casualties reported
Squads: 86 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled


Assaulting units:
8th Recon Regiment
110th Division
17th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
39th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese/B Corps
9th War Area
27th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


3. The grinding down of IJA forces in Burma continues... as does the manoeuvring to fully cut off 2-3 divisions in the jungles and force the abandonment of Rangoon without costly and lengthy fighting.

Ground combat at 57,49 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13941 troops, 254 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 411

Defending force 6252 troops, 131 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 150

Allied adjusted assault: 217

Japanese adjusted defense: 133

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1


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

Japanese ground losses:
686 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 15 (6 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
424 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
5th British Brigade
17th Australian Brigade
77th Chindit Brigade
85th British AT Gun Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
17th JAAF AF Bn
35th Field AA Battalion
84th JAAF AF Bn

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RE: Offerings to Khorne - 6/22/2013 11:33:22 PM   
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3rd November 1942:

1. A quiet day. He bombs me in China, I bomb him in Burma. Neither of us take losses we cannot afford.

2. Damian tries again in China with determined attacks along the central axis.

Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27218 troops, 224 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 935

Defending force 24887 troops, 129 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 375

Japanese adjusted assault: 547

Allied adjusted defense: 577

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2


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

Japanese ground losses:
833 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 74 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2044 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 56 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 32 (1 destroyed, 31 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Division
17th Tank Regiment
110th Division
5th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese/B Corps
37th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese/C Corps
9th War Area
27th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at 84,52 (near Wuchang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25733 troops, 208 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 923

Defending force 16192 troops, 85 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 483

Japanese adjusted assault: 272

Allied adjusted defense: 961

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)

Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1063 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled

Allied ground losses:
393 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled


Assaulting units:
39th Division
40th Division

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
19th Group Army

3. In Burma the writing down of his forces continues as I begin manoeuvring my forces from Bassein via Prome onto the main road to Rangoon ( or Rome-goon as Damian has christened it since all roads seem to lead there ) threatening to cut off his blocking forces in the jungle.

Ground combat at 57,49 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9290 troops, 189 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 383

Defending force 3912 troops, 49 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

Allied adjusted assault: 144

Japanese adjusted defense: 75

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
279 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (5 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Assaulting units:
5th British Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
111th Chindit Brigade
77th Chindit Brigade
III Indian Corps
85th British AT Gun Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
5th Field Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Tank Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
17th JAAF AF Bn
35th Field AA Battalion
84th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at 58,50 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5905 troops, 64 guns, 45 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Defending force 2372 troops, 82 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Allied adjusted assault: 143

Japanese adjusted defense: 115

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Assaulting units:
26th Indian Brigade
88th Indian Brigade

Defending units:
1st Tank Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment


4. There's another paradrop... This time it lands at Majuro and gets wiped out . OOPS!!!

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Ground combat at Majuro (136,119)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 74 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Defending force 888 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 17

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1

Defending units:
Majuro Base Force

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