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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 11/30/2013 1:28:04 AM   
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NorPac: The RACF and USAF does its best, but we lose the USS Houston. Really bad command decision on my part to leave setting at react 3 on that patrol. 1 would have saved the ship and still bagged the DD.

CenPac: Kido Butai patrolling NNW of Baker at about 400nm.

SwPac: Forts hit Port Moresby again. I do not think he will station aircraft there in the near future. With Buna empty I may have a chance to bring more squadron into play and begin to shut down airfields.

Burma: The RAF and USAF hit Prome loaded with aircraft and no CAP. 50 P38s arrive through out the day to observe. An entire B17 group backed up with Blennies smoke the field. Over 50 reported destroyed on the ground.

China: The Far East IJAF hits Kweiyang in retaliation for yesterday. The Chinese are used to it and continue to march south east. 4th Army Group will hold Kweiyang. I hope the 20th Army Group will arrive soon to counter attack in the north.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 11/30/2013 1:43:42 AM   
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I love to hit planes on the ground. Sorry about the Houston. You still thinking about playing as the Japs?

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 11/30/2013 2:22:48 AM   
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Not at this time. I may face a familiar face as allies shortly though. I meant to respond to your question about troop strength at PM, I will next turn.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 11/30/2013 4:09:40 PM   
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NorPac: Operation TITANIC is cancelled. Battleship Division 1, comprised of three older battlewagons is ordered to come about 600nm SSE of Adak and return to Pearl. There is not enough to be gained and too much risk. RCAF and USAF resume CAP duties over Dutch Harbor after a day off. I hope I can rest everyone here in a few days as more help is on the way.

CenPac: Tabiteuea is invaded again. This time there is no supply. None. The 9th holds their ground on day one, but the outcome is gloomy to say the least. Their defense is feisty. An AK is set alight off shore and many Japs are killed on the beach. Intel reveals over 3,ooo casualties on them over the course of the day. US Navy vessels abandon Arorae and several flee Baker for safer waters. Aviation squads allow fighter squadrons to stage out of Canton to Baker to up the CAP over the base.

United States: WINGFOOT assembles the largest combat TF of the war for the allies and should depart in 72 hours.

SoPac: 200 naval squads arrive to assist Lex and Hornet in their lair.

SwPac: quiet today except for the Darwin defenders. They are being slaughtered from the air along their retreat.

Burma: Also quiet as the Forts need maintenance and the P40 squadrons take new “K” models.

China: Relentless Japanese attacks on the Yangtze pocket. The army surrounded SSE of Chungking. They repel another today.

Ground combat at Tabiteuea (137,134)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5631 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 206

Defending force 12836 troops, 233 guns, 257 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1879 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Assaulting units:
113th Infantry Rgt /1
14th Nav Gd /1
4th Div /2

Defending units:
7th Marine Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
4th USN Naval Construction Battalion
118th USAAF Base Force
106th USN Base Force
5th USN Naval Construction Battalion

Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 173670 troops, 2072 guns, 1329 vehicles, Assault Value = 2562

Defending force 73326 troops, 341 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1308

Japanese adjusted assault: 1847

Allied adjusted defense: 757

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5278 casualties reported
Squads: 219 destroyed, 300 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 135 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 84 disabled
Guns lost 111 (9 destroyed, 102 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (4 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1324 casualties reported
Squads: 163 destroyed, 136 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 32 disabled
Guns lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
104th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
56th Infantry Brigade
54th Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
22nd Division
15th Tank Regiment
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
39th Division
51st Infantry Brigade
40th Division
38th Division
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Guards Tank Division
17th Division
37th Division
32nd Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Division
34th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
1st Militia Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
22nd AA Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
52nd Infantry Brigade
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
23rd Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd RF Gun Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
71st Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
29th Group Army
22nd Group Army
27th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/1/2013 2:25:09 AM   
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CenPac :The 9th marines are in deep. The landings continue last night through today. The artillery is reduced to one effective gun and the forts have been reduced . Reports from the island state 2100 japanese casualties on the day. The marines lose 885. Most are lost during a bombardment my IJN battleships and cruisers which place an additional 100 hits on the base.

Burma: Prome’s airfields are abandoned. Rangoon shows thirty odd fighters on the ground.

China: Our brave Army, trapped by over thirteen divisions holds off the slaughter one more day.

Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 179938 troops, 2160 guns, 1328 vehicles, Assault Value = 2175

Defending force 70826 troops, 331 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1179

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 367

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 33

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

Japanese ground losses:
885 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 19 (7 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (1 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
267 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Ground combat at Tabiteuea (137,134)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 7966 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Defending force 11699 troops, 229 guns, 251 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 21

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
768 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
352 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/1/2013 2:30:12 AM   
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To Joe: Terapo has the PM Bde and the 4th Aussie Cav Bde with two BFs.




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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/1/2013 4:11:46 PM   
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CenPac: Tabiteuea falls today. This is a setback I was not ready for. I firmly believed I could land and hold the island with carrier support until an airfield was developed. The IJN did not even need land based air help from Tarawa to retake the island. It was expensive for both sides. I can’t imagine how much supply and fuel was burned in so many bombardments by Yamato and three other Kongos. The IJA 4th Division was thrashed as well as many of the second wave. There will be a special mission for the 9th when they are reformed in the spring.

SoPac: 1LT Bong is assigned to 67th fighter squadron, 58th fighter group. The unit is taking P38F models now and will be operational in 7 days. The Hornet and Lex continue to repair in their lagoon. New Caledonia still appears empty if recon is to be believed from Noumea. The F4s are invaluable. A large fuel and anti-submarine warfare TF is a week out of SoPac HQ.

SwPac: There is nothing I can do for the defenders of Darwin, moving in the open, they are hammered daily. It is hard to watch. Southern New Guinea does not appear to be a line in the sand for IJ. I just do not have the resources to make any grabs at present and am more concerned with keeping Terapo supplied and developing.

United States: I am still wavering on sending another heavy group to the CBI. There are two groups training hard, one in B24s and one with mostly B17Fs. The groups are filled out but experience is just at the forty mark. So I wait. WINGFOOT is currently loading supply and support units for SwPac. I hope to have firm plans in place within thirty days and be able to commence offensive operations in December. The USS Tennessee reaches San Francisco today and begins shipyard repairs. The USS Arizona is at 85 days although she has a refit due as well.

Burma: I screwed up today and left some RAF and US squadrons on previous orders. I hope I don’t regret it. The 96th and 36th Chinese divisions reach Ledo and rail head for the rear for refit and rest.

China: The USAF is stood down for tomorrow to recover fatigue. The 26th Army group reaches the IJA lines SSE of Kweiyang and ordered to test the defenses tomorrow. HQ is three days away in a snafu. The Army Group is at full supply and has good leaders. The 20th Army group is outside Kienko and closing on the IJA perimeter.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/1/2013 10:38:49 PM   
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Indian Ocean: Ceylon: Royal Navy HQ: After spotting small groups of CS and PC between Diego Garcia and Colombo the Royal Navy put to sea. The last spot was about 600nm SW of the port. The Royal Navy sorties with two carriers and Prince of Wales. In the afternoon the IJN is spotted as a BB and cruisers. The RN sends all its torpedo planes to find Haruna. One fish finds her. Orders in the evening recall the Task Force at flank. In the afternoon they are 40nm due west of Colombo again. The IJN launches a large carrier raid damaging both carriers and Prince of Wales. The TF is now disbanded in port under a combined RN RAF CAP. It was a trap and it was well executed. I am very unhappy with my spotting aircraft as they have been sighting ships for a week but only reporting small craft and cruisers. I suspected some IJN carriers operating in the background but did not believe they could catch us at flank nor would they close on Ceylon and catch them. %$#@!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/2/2013 11:23:21 PM   
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Indian Ocean: On the evening of the 27th the Illustrious TF is disbanded in Colombo pier side. The IJN strikes again. There are more than 5 CVs present, now the CATs report them! It is audacious of them to attack the port and anchorage. Paul selects port attack correctly and goes right for the battleships and carriers moored there. The attacks on the 26th 40nm to the west of the harbor gave him enough intelligence to select his targets properly. Colombo is the second most defended place in the PTO when it comes to air defense artillery. The AA rating is 69. The raid on the 27th is the longest replay in the war. Over 80 Zeros escort over 150 attack aircraft. The IJN scores 11 hits between the carriers and battleships. All are afloat. The KB rings up a reapers bill as over 100 aircraft are shown lost to CAP and FLAK. Will he come again? I would like another chance at those beautiful pilots! They made the RN and RAF fighter guys look silly. Fortunately for the Brits, the fighters eventually get to the bombers and begin to down a couple of dozen while only sending a handful of the Zeros down.

Burma: If I had guessed Japanese strategy earlier, I would be in Rangoon. As it is, the IJA has an army in place suitable to defend what they have taken as I still harbor a sizeable reserve. On the 27th, we sweep Rangoon but Zeros rise and best the Lightning’s. These were A6M2s and they cleaned our clocks. Only 5 P38s are left serviceable, so the squadron is posted to the rear for replacements. B17s show up in the afternoon and place 70 hits on the base as consolation. In the north, Vengeance and B25s strike at Lashio and poke at his supply. No CAP.

China: Fluid and contentious. I will have to post tomorrow. The surrounded army to the SE of Chungking may be finished. I had thought about relieving it, but I do not want to shock across the Yangtze to do it.

SwPac: B17s tear into Daly Waters on the 26th killing close to 600 japs there. The IJAF retaliates on the 27th with a raid on Tennant Creek, wrecking the airfield and the planes, Wirraways at least. B17s put another 60 hits on Port Moresby on the 26th and kill 100 japs marching to Terapo on the 27th. The force looks like two naval landing units. I hope their supply is as bad as mine was on that march. More B17s stage in to hunt them. The 27th Division is nearing Australia. The 40th is well to sea. Additional support units are also in route.

SoPac: I may place Hornet on critical and move Lex to low priority if it will get her to sea faster. Hornet is under three weeks from completing system and engine damage. She will ride the blue water with 17pts of float damage to port.

CenPac: While our seaplane bases are secure for now, the IJN rules the waves. God bless the 9th marines.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/2/2013 11:25:23 PM   
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Afternoon Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 123 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 89
B5N2 Kate x 76
D3A1 Val x 101

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 9
Martlet II x 23
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 7 destroyed, 29 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 6 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 23 destroyed, 12 damaged
D3A1 Val: 19 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious, Bomb hits 1
BB Royal Sovereign, Bomb hits 3
BB Prince of Wales, Bomb hits 1
CVL Hermes, Bomb hits 1
BB Resolution, Bomb hits 1
CL Caradoc, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Valiant, Bomb hits 1

The aircraft losses for the day reflect much higher casualties.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/3/2013 2:24:49 AM   
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Id watch for a bombardment and maybe another air attack. Remember it has to be bombs and not TTs. So that's a good thing. I hope all your planes are off the CVs and on dry land to help defend the ships. Set up a strike but I doubt he will come into strike range of your AC.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/3/2013 11:27:16 PM   
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Ceylon: RN HQ: The IJN spotted SSW of Ceylon at 320nm, heading SSW. No raid today. The review of the shipyards to follow in several days.

Burma: Prome and Lashio are hit by the RAF. Four Blenheim’s are shot down over Prome. Some IJA units are moving west from the Chinese positions in the mountains.

China: Our surrounded army SSE of Chungking is attacked hard from the air but USAF and Chinese fighter squadrons disperse and down enough aircraft to temper the results some. The 26th AG is ordered to attack on the 29th.

SwPac: It looks as though two Naval Guards units and another to be identified are marching on Terapo. B17s are ordered to hit them again tomorrow. Terapo is supplied, behind forts, and well led. IJAF hits Day Waters again. We will reply tomorrow in kind.

CenPac: The IJN TF has disappeared to the west south of Tabitueua.

NorPac: The Japanese have received replacement aircraft on Adak. F4s keep watch here.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/5/2013 1:45:55 AM   
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NorPac:CenPac: quiet

SoPac: Small sub skirmish off Pago Pago.

SwPac: I wonder how close the IJA troops are to Terapo. B17s do little damage today in clear weather.

Burma: Rangoon hit by B17s and P38s. We lose two heavies in the raid. The field is proving difficult to close. Prome is hit by the RAF. The Flak here is heavy, but the fields stay closed.

Ceylon: CATS spot the KB SSE of the island heading east.

China: The surrounded army SE of Chungking holds one more day to determined Japanese efforts to annihilate the pocket. 20th Group Army liberates Kienko. The IJA is pissed and spreading out across the plains. To gamey to go after them with B17s across the Himalayas
Ground combat at Kienko (78,41)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 55898 troops, 212 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1562

Defending force 13208 troops, 112 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 248

Allied adjusted assault: 1940

Japanese adjusted defense: 187

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kienko !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
5428 casualties reported
Squads: 104 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 117 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 39 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 51 (37 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
2031 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 232 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
73rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
13th Division
15th AA Regiment

Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 176576 troops, 2153 guns, 1334 vehicles, Assault Value = 2080

Defending force 64501 troops, 232 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 879

Japanese adjusted assault: 1056

Allied adjusted defense: 553

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5099 casualties reported
Squads: 130 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 73 disabled
Guns lost 73 (22 destroyed, 51 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (4 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2534 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 88 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/5/2013 2:39:19 AM   
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Zulu, how many points in ground losses has your opponent taken so far this game? In seemingly every other post you manage to inflict massive casualties to the IJA (or he manages to inflict them on himself.) Just curious what the point differential is here.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/6/2013 9:06:04 PM   
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as requested




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is that a lot or a little?

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/10/2013 4:22:48 AM   
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Sorry for taking a couple of days to respond, but to answer your question, that's a lot of Japanese ground losses.
Perspective - against Cannon I had less than 500 points in total land losses when our game ended. PBEM before that (where I played the Chinese theater poorly as Japan) I still had less than half of the losses your opponent has suffered at this stage in the game. Carrier battles aside, you are doing very well in the ground game here.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/10/2013 8:20:44 PM   
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That is good to hear. As I am about to open the replay for October 6th, I can feel the trapped Chinese army slipping away. They withstood another two shock attacks since my last post, but alas, the writing long on the wall, is inevitable soon. I have felt that I have really decimated some IJA divisions since being pushed out of Changsha. Pity none have been destroyed. The vast majority of IJA losses are from China though as I only roughed up one division in CenPac and I do not recall heavy losses for them in the PI or Malaya.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/10/2013 11:36:41 PM   
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October 6, 1942

NorPac: The Japanese have refurbished their air groups and small escort and Maru’s are spotted at Adak. Dutch Harbor finally reaches AF2 as winter approaches.

United States: Operation Wingfoot continues in full swing. The new AKA’s are desperately needed as operations will have to be of the “swift” variety.

CenPac: Nightly raids over Baker Island is ominous. The Japanese consolidate their CenPac victory.

SoPac: The Hornet and Lexington repair quickly. I hope to have the Hornet at sea by months end and Lexington before X-mas. They will both need yard work, but not so many weeks.

SwPac: The 27th Infantry Division arrives along with support. They rest while I contemplate more on the situation. The 40th Division will arrive soon as well. Marines relieve the Americal Division which will join the 27th and 40th before long.

Burma: Air power building. Larger support units arrive. The USAF has a large presence in China now trying to stave off the IJAF over the clear terrain on the Chungking plains. We lost the Australian MG Bn today in action east of Lashio. I do not have enough strength in the jungle for a push.

China: The fighting is heavy and widespread. The IJ want to eliminate China from the war. Perhaps the last gasp of our surrounded friends south on Chungking was heard today





A view of the besieging horde SE of Chungking today.

Ground combat at 76,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 174090 troops, 2146 guns, 1332 vehicles, Assault Value = 2152

Defending force 53778 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 440

Japanese adjusted assault: 853

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3198 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 158 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 89 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 53 (13 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4573 casualties reported
Squads: 237 destroyed, 126 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 255 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 17 (8 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
40th Division
41st Division
56th Infantry Brigade
17th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
32nd Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
54th Infantry Brigade
34th Division
Guards Tank Division
3rd Division
6th Division
37th Division
15th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
38th Division
104th Division
52nd Infantry Brigade
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
22nd Division
51st Infantry Brigade
39th Division
15th Tank Regiment
1st Militia Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Army
22nd AA Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
37th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
22nd Group Army
41st Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
56th Chinese Corps
71st Chinese Corps
29th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/11/2013 12:04:24 AM   
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Nice job with roughing up all those Jap LCUs. I count 11 IDs, and 6 Bdes that need a lot of RR. I would like to think that at some point this stack is going to break if he keeps attacking you.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/13/2013 11:23:44 PM   
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Joe: I sure hope those units can’t help much with an assault on Chungking! I have well over 4000av holed up there now. I am contemplating a limited counter offensive from Chungking just to see how strong he really is.

China: The pocket holds another day, although losses are now very heavy with all units showing zero av. To the south, the 26th Army group brushes aside an IJA tank unit and retakes Chihkiang. I am trying to surround an IJA formation to the north as well. China is fluid and bloody. I will not go quietly. B17s brave the Himalayas and strike IJA units in the plains. RAF Liberators have arrived and will participate as well. USAF Liberators are due in Karachi in days.

Burma: Large combo airstrike planned for the 9th. Reinforcements are close to reaching the 6th Aussies deep in the northern jungles while Chinese formations arrive from the east.

SwPac: I may have a plan.

CenPac: Impotent. Supplies in fuel and supply well over 1,ooo,ooo pts each. Three divisions await deployment.

NorPac: Some sparring.


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/13/2013 11:24:27 PM   
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Something is wrong with my posting. I can't use any tools?!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/14/2013 12:17:26 AM   
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Could you be a teensy weenie bit more explicit?

Read this thread to see if it is the same problem you are experiencing.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3475940

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/14/2013 12:29:16 AM   
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Nice to see you posting Alfred.

I had the same problem Bullwinkle helped me fix it.

I had that problem and did a thread on it about two weeks ago. You need to go into Compatibility View Settings under toolbar Tools and add the site in the white box. Fixes everything except, for me, the right-click cut & paste menu. I have to use keyboard shortcuts now.

It is due to the IE11 upgrade so far as I could tell. Copy and pasted from another thread by Bullwinkle.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/14/2013 12:51:57 PM   
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That worked. I have not tried cut and paste yet. I don't remember the short cut keys so I hope it works as well.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/19/2013 11:21:16 PM   
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China: There are troops of both sides spread from the Yangtze to the Himalayas. Maps soon.

CBI: USAF B24s arrive in Karachi. This is perfect timing. Air strikes ordered over Prome and Lashio on the 11th.

SwPac: Darwin survivors press on through relentless bombing while IJA troops arrive on the perimeter of Terapo.

SoPac: Hornet is almost ready to sail.  




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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/19/2013 11:33:18 PM   
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Good to see you around Alfred! I resolved the email issue by logging into Verizon and manually allowing his new email address to send to me. Gmail, Hotmail, .CA some of these seem to be auto blocked by Verizon.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/20/2013 10:11:57 PM   
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China: The surrounded Chinese succumb to the relentless shock attacks and air bombardments. Only a cadre of one corp remains in their foxholes. This position has cost the Imperial Japanese dearly and I hope a counter stroke by 20th Army group will counter the massive Chinese losses there. I would like to get into some detail about what the plan is here but I’m just going to post the map tonight leaving a little wonder or as here at Zulu HQ, the TWITs refer to as WTF.

CenPac: Is quiet because the IJN owns it. USN patrol aircraft have a great screen up, but I can only watch.

SoPac: Bases being shut down and support units moved up.

SwPac: Maps to be posted in a week or two as I would like some input on what I have planned here.

Burma: The Prom raid is a bust. Nothing flies against the base. Lashio is hit unopposed by small squadron of single engine types. In the mountains east of Lashio the IJA has strong units moving back toward the Chinese lines. They are hit by a landslide of B25s today and punished.





ps. I hope to have some new visuals soon from the "art team" !

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/23/2013 12:24:16 AM   
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Game: I can’t wait to load the new art work! It’s been stupid busy lately and I would like to enjoy it. I will be sharing with this AAR soon. Thank you Halsey and the art guys. Merry X-Mas.

Burma: While recon indicates a good deal of damage at Prome, two days ago the IJAF reoccupied the fields. Recon photos show over 70 fighters on the ground. I order the USAF in this time and everyone flies and the co-ordination is perfect. Two squadrons of P38s sweep ahead of two squadrons of Fortresses. It’s a good day for us in the air over Prome, downing close to 40 Zeros and getting some more on the ground. RAF Liberators join four squadrons of Mitchells and hit IJA positions in the mountains on the Chinese perimeter. Results are ok. I hope to keep him disrupted as I prepare another effort to cut him off east of Lashio.

China: The IJA seems to be getting used to the Chungking plains. Another strong force of Japanese are blitzing there way west north of Sian. I may reinforce the fighters there with another squadron soon. The pocket is eliminated.

Operation Wingfoot: Base forces railhead in Australia as advance parties for the combat units assembling. 6,ooo pts of oil arrive at Melbourne today. I hope this eases the fuel situation somewhat. IJN BBs are sighted by Sub and air assets closing on Milne Bay. They are heading for Terapo, I’m sure. Two companies of New Zealand pioneers railhead to transports for deployment in French held areas to build fields. The 43rd, 38th, and 30th bomb groups load for SwPac. CVE Copahee puts to sea with Marine aviators. The 76th AA, 178th UAAF BF, 57th CD also load for SwPac and SoPac.



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Sometimes posting is easy:






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