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A War to Be Won: Uncivil Engineer (J) vs. Praetor1944(A) - 4/23/2013 12:38:16 AM   
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This will be a joint AAR written by both of us. I'm playing Japan, Kris is playing the Allies. We’re playing the Reluctant Admiral mod with extended map and stacking limits. The game started back in October 2012 using RA 4.6. We have updated the database as newer RA versions came out; we just upgraded to RA 5.5. We’re using the latest beta, now at 23h. In our game it’s now 4 Jun 42.

Here’s the action up to now: Guam was captured on 10 Dec 41; Wake on 14 Dec 41; Midway on 9 Jan 42.

The Southern Resources Area was occupied along fairly historical timelines. Manila was captured on 13 Feb 42, Clark Field on 11 Mar 42, and Bataan on 23 Apr 42. The historical romp down Malaya ended with the capture of Singapore on 18 Feb 42, after a 1 week siege. Sumatra was invaded through Oosthaven on 20 Dec 41 and Palembang was captured on 16 Jan 42. Java was invaded at Merak on 3 Mar 42, ending with the capture of Soerabaja on 22 Apr 42 and Batavia on 1 May 42.

Rangoon was ceded to Japan on 22 Jan 42 when the Allies departed for points north. In the Solomons/New Guinea area Rabaul was captured on 19 Dec 41, Tulagi on 19 Feb 42 and Guadalcanal on 5 Mar 42 (these last two were occupied, not really captured). Port Moresby was captured on 22 May 42 by a combined overland and seaborne invasion. In the southern DEI Koepang was finally secured on 26 May 42.

In China the Allies quickly withdrew to defensible terrain losing a few corps in the process. Changsha was ceded to Japan on 25 Feb 42. Currently, Japanese forces are 80 miles from Tuyun, in Chihkiang which is still controlled by China, and stopped 80 miles south and 40 miles east of Sian. Yenan has been overrun, and forces are just east of Lanchow.

Aleutian islands as far east as Adak have recently been occupied by Japan (Attu on 17 May, Amchitka on 22 May, and Adak on 26 May 42).

Port Hedland, Australia was captured on 1 Jun 42 and transports are at Broome unloading.

We have yet to have a carrier vs. carrier engagement, but Saratoga was sunk by submarine torpedo leaving San Diego in early January.

Since we’ll both be contributing to this there won’t be much “if I do this, will he do that?” kind of stuff. It will be after the fact and probably a lot of what poor luck one or both of us has. Stay tuned.
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RE: A War to Be Won: Uncivil Engineer (J) vs. Praetor1... - 4/23/2013 11:34:48 AM   
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This map shows BASE control as of 4 Jun 42. Looks like I need to tidy up the rear.

< Message edited by Uncivil Engineer -- 4/23/2013 11:38:08 AM >

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RE: A War to Be Won: Uncivil Engineer (J) vs. Praetor1... - 4/23/2013 7:04:42 PM   
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So far, the game has been great fun, though maybe too boring for some since nothing spectacular has occurred thus far. The sinking of the Saratoga about 4 hexes from San Diego was a real bummer. The initial sub attack caused flotation damage 60 so I thought I could get her back to SD with no problem. Escort TF of 6 DD provided no protection as she sunk by the same (or another) sub almost within sight of the shore.

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RE: A War to Be Won: Uncivil Engineer (J) vs. Praetor1... - 4/23/2013 10:39:34 PM   
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The map is south central China showing locations of Japanese attacks (yellow stars). The attack NE of Ichang started on 31 May 42 and should wrap up soon. The attack SW of Tuyun started 6 Jun 42. I cropped the heck out of the map; Kris is likely aware of everything shown here, and I don't want to give too much free intel by showing more of China.

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Advance to Tuyun - 4/28/2013 7:40:55 PM   
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These three days of combat show the effect supply has on combat. The Chinese defenders are in a x3 jungle-rough hex (yellow circle) 92 miles from a base (Tuyun), but the supply line runs through another jungle-rough hex because the Japanese attacker has occupied the road hex between the base and the defenders. Supply arrives every other day at best. The attacker is on the main road and supplies are plentiful from his base to the southeast.

The first deliberate attack on 6 Jun is at 2:1 and even with a +terrain modifier the defenders adjusted AV is less than nominal, indicating supplies may have been marginal or leaders failed their checks. The defender suffers 298 combat disablements, and the 3 HQ units in the stack suffer high casualties and retreat. The second attack on 7 Jun is at 1:1 and shows a –supply modifier, but this time adjusted AV is higher than nominal, perhaps due to the +leader modifier. The third attack on 8 Jun is at 5:1 and shows the defenders fatigued as well as low on supplies. 256 combat squads are killed along with 148 non-combat squads. Two Japanese tank regiments pursue the 3 retreating Chinese corps.




Ground combat at 73,52 (near Tuyun) x3 jungle-rough, 55k stacking limit, 6 Jun 42

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 45098 troops, 425 guns, 757 vehicles, Assault Value = 1681
Defending force 18179 troops, 127 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 511

Japanese adjusted assault: 1231
Allied adjusted defense: 493

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
468 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3316 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 298 disabled
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 52 (2 destroyed, 50 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
20th Division
7th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
104th Division
9th Tank Regiment
16th Division
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
23rd Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
4th War Area
35th Group Army



Ground combat at 73,52 (near Tuyun) 7 Jun 42

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 43313 troops, 425 guns, 573 vehicles, Assault Value = 1619
Defending force 12983 troops, 125 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Japanese adjusted assault: 863
Allied adjusted defense: 457

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1103 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 25 (2 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment (in reserve)
16th Division
104th Division
7th Tank Regiment (in reserve)
20th Division
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
23rd Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps


Ground combat at 73,52 (near Tuyun) 8 Jun 42

Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 43570 troops, 437 guns, 617 vehicles, Assault Value = 1598
Defending force 11858 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 158

Japanese adjusted assault: 1037
Allied adjusted defense: 202

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

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

Allied ground losses:
4445 casualties reported
Squads: 256 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 148 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 33 (25 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
20th Division
16th Division
9th Tank Regiment
104th Division
4th Tank Regiment - pursuing
7th Tank Regiment - pursuing
10th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps


Being on the main road, the Japanese divisions will have no problem getting to Tuyun before the 3 broken Chinese corps can.

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