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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/24/2013 10:54:31 PM   
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I just thought I would stop by and mention how nice your screens are put together!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/26/2013 10:35:02 PM   
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Thank you Jeff!

October 18, 1942

SoPac : All of the bases in CenPac and SoPac have been at general quarters for two days. The Kido Butai, spotted moving south of Baker caused a great deal of angst and panic management. Transport shipping, tanker traffic, and supply convoys must all be given new sailing orders. Forward and rear areas are combed for fighters and attack aircraft and given new assignments. The Lexington and Hornet are at pier side and cannot be made ready for sea in time to insure a safe getaway and cause additional stress on command. It is at this juncture the Kido Butai is sighted right between the Fiji’s and Pago Pago, easy sailing distance to either one. The evening of the 17th is a difficult one at Zulu HQ. Orders have been issued for the day, but the feeling persists that something vital is forgotten or something ordered is suicidal. It is the Japanese that blunder. In the evening of the 17th, both surface groups are ordered to retire to Pago Pago. They are spotted off shore of Wallis Island with no air cover. Unbeknownst at the time, the IJN orders nine cruisers with two destroyers to Wallis or to Pago Pago. I don’t know which. One of our cruiser task forces makes Pago Pago, but the other, made up of two CLAA and two CLs picks up the IJN ships in an overcast, visibility at 20,ooo yds, patch of ocean 50nm NNW of Savaii and turns into them. The IJN ships are surprised and we are as well as the Zuikaku is with them. The ensuing gunnery duel is close in terms of shots landed but it is the beginning of a bad day for Zuikaku. USS Detroit takes the lion’s share of the damage absorbing 14 shell hits and battling heavy fires before noon. For the Japanese it is Zuikaku who cannot get screened in time to avoid the ambush. She takes 7 of the 24 hits meted out to her escort. She is not on fire but she is damaged. When Yamakaze moves to screen her the DD is set alight. The first strike from Pago Pago arrives soon after. Zuikaku manages to get 16 Zeros up but it is not enough to stop the 10 SBDs escorted by 25 Wildcats. One 1,ooo#er finds the flattop. She is on fire now. 30 more SBDs arrive reporting the carrier is obscured by smoke and fire and land three 1,ooo#ers on Naka. 14 Avengers arrive next and find 8 Zeros still orbiting the task force. They are unable to land a fish, but escape in good order. Zuikaku’s raid arrives over Pago Pago to seek revenge and picks out the responsible group for the morning affair off Savaii and is decimated by CAP. It’s early afternoon before the SBDs can return. There are only 11 DBs left which can fly and they pick up a small Wildcat escort and fly straight to the Zuikaku. They leave her with two more 1,ooo bombs buried in her hull and fire and smoke dancing on her flight decks. Mikuma is set on fire as well and Mogami swallows another big one . TBs can’t find the carrier in the afternoon but place a fish in Ashigara to finish the day off. Oddly, at the end of the day there is no sign of any IJN ships. They must have sailed NNW but Suva should have picked them up. The battle may not be over, but it has started well.

Burma: It is notable today. The Tojo makes its first appearance in numbers over Prome. Sweeping P38s can barely eke out a small victory. For the most part the allies have only faced A6M2s in air to air combat with the exception of Oscars over China. The big boys don’t fly and maybe just as well as I’m not sure how many Tojos would have rose to meet them.

SwPac: The IJAF and USAF exchange pleasantries over central Australia. The IJA is trying to move armor north towards Alice Springs. He will be decimated. There is no fear here anymore. I can move reinforced divisions by rail quickly without sacrificing security elsewhere now.

SoPac: Terapo is bombarded by encircling Japanese. The counter battery fire kills 50 of them. Forts are now at three and the position is being reinforced by air. B17s hit nearby Japanese held ports and supply still makes it in the perimeter by sea. It is tricky here but I think sustainable.


Day Time Surface Combat, near Savaii at 146,158, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 7
CA Maya
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 1
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 3
CA Kumano, Shell hits 3
CA Kako
CL Sendai, Shell hits 2
CL Naka
CL Yura
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DD Suruyame, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CLAA Atlanta, Shell hits 1
CLAA San Diego, Shell hits 1
CL Raleigh, Shell hits 1
CL Detroit, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Alden
DD Bulmer
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Le Triomphant

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards

From the last SBDs at the scene in the afternoon.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Savaii at 146,157

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 1
CA Ashigara
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Zuikaku

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/27/2013 12:51:51 AM   
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The state of your CVs has made him complacent enough to wander around with single CV TFs even near your bases, eh?

Well Banzai to you, sir!! (OK, perhaps "Good shootin', Maryland!!" would be more appropriate.) Nicely played.

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If she keeps burning...

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/27/2013 11:03:44 PM   
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Nice job Kurt.  I hope you went after those damaged ships.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/28/2013 4:39:20 PM   
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NorPac: Nome is resupplied. There are always spots of destroyers (6+) and occasional transports at Adak. Eventually I will have to reduce the island to effectively bypass it, but there are no resources available at present. Dutch Harbor is well fortified and defended. The airfields are still level two with more support on the way, but winter is upon us shortly.

CenPac: IJN cruisers approach Baker and get into a nifty gun fight with PG-51, the Charleston. She makes me proud and the IJN retire without a shot on the island. The Long Island is ordered to come about and return to Pearl until we get an all clear further south. Submarines gather at Oahu for future Ops. There should be 40 available within the week. All are refitted and ready. Only three BBs from battleship row remain in the yards or pier side. The cruisers are close to finishing refits and will be available for redeployment south within a week.

SoPac: After completely losing KB yesterday, the IJN is spotted. While no carriers are seen, I suspect they are with the cruisers bearing ESE of the Ellice Islands, heading NNW. The Hornet is ready for sea and is ordered out of her lair this evening. I will send her east to the US for refit and repair. Sydney may well be very busy in the near future. Scattered TFs make rendezvous at small island outposts and deserted atolls and await the all clear before continuing onward to allied ports. There is no sign of any IJN cripples and I do not wish to risk surface assets against a possibly large carrier force.

SwPac: I just can’t pull the trigger on offensive Operations yet. I am to weak. Terapo is now of major interest to the Japanese now. They are hit by a bombardment last night, killing over 300 and reducing supply by over 3,ooo pts. The sub cordon is ineffective. Neither Dutch nor US boats can carry out a successful attack. SwPac has five light cruisers available. One is the Boise. She needs two more days in the yards for refit. I am going to try to interdict the IJN BBs off the coast of New Guinea soon. I want to hold Terapo. Some smaller Aussie units are on the way to Cooktown to be flown in as reinforcements and I will risk merchants to keep supply up for now.

Burma: I am close to launching an attack on Lashio and trying to cut off the divisions to the east.

China: See map. UH OH!

Little Charleston stands tall in the face of overwhelming odds off Baker.
 Night Time Surface Combat, near Baker Island at 149,136, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
     BB Kongo
     BB Kirishima
     CL Nagara, Shell hits 3,  heavy fires
     DD Nenohi
     DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
     PG Charleston, Shell hits 23,  heavy fires,  heavy damage







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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/31/2013 12:48:56 AM   
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Congrats on the CV.  I like the art work.  I don't think the KB can make it for the Terapo invasion.  If its coming soon.  He might have LBA but you will have bases close enough to provide some LRCAP and even some LR bombers.  Do you have subs in the area?  Going to go look at your last map of the area.

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Good job on sinking one of the best carriers of the IJN.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 12/31/2013 8:41:51 PM   
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Thank you gentlemen. Ironically,  I am to dine at a Japanese steak house shortly. It is interesting that I have not seen/spotted the other carriers with KB since before the surface action. I was remiss and had to stage in a squadron of CATS from Pearl to Canton to get eyes on them again. I do hope Zuikaku is finished. I think that gives me 2 CVL and one CV. While it does not balance out the catastrophe off Terapo and Baker, it is good for moral and better for later. Hornet is at 6 or 7 system and 17 float and making good speed. Lexington has a lot of system damage still, above 50, but little major damage and should be fine for action in the spring. As far as Wingfoot, I now boast 3 US army divisions and almost two reinforced marine divisions in SwPac-SoPac, not including independent formations. Unfortunately, fuel in Australia is a bear. I have not turned off any industry and do not want to. There are 150,ooo pts in SoPac and 1,250,ooo pts at Pearl which need to be brought forward. I am trying to reason out a plan to retake Australia and just cannot make up my mind. The rout through Alice Springs seems the best bet as I can build bases in a nice string to Darwin. Plans soon.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/1/2014 7:05:46 PM   
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October 21, 1942

Grand Strategy: The facts: The IJA enter the streets of Chungking today. I have no idea what his supply picture is or his strength. The summer battles on the Yangtze and subsequent actions in the forests outside the capital had to have greatly weakened him. What I have defending the capital is a little over 4,ooo av of mixed army groups. The two large armies remaining are closing on Chungking from opposite directions. The 20th Army Group, reinforced by the 4th, is ordered to retake the town to the NW of the capital and do it in short order before adding to the defense of the city. The 26th Army Group is approaching, undetected I think, from the SE but needs days of marching to get behind the IJA formations attacking from the south. American fighter groups are very active in China and destroying a lot of IJAF bombers. Today the IJAF rests all it bombers and sweeps Chungking. The US jocks score well and down a number of Zeros and some Oscars as well. As this is the first day in weeks or maybe months Japan has rested its enormous fleet of bombers in China we might well be achieving some parity in the air war there. Heavies at Ledo raid across the Himalayas, but have only managed 2 raids as down time after these sorties is considerable.

Australia is under the heel of the Jap boot over much of the north and all of the west coast of the continent. The MO is the same as the Pacific. Capture and not build or expand facilities. It makes the counter attack even more difficult without sea born air power as no airfields or ports can be captured and must be built under their Land based air. This is very frustrating to plan against.  Checking on the defenses at Terapo today I noticed the moral is very low in most of the units. Another bad sign. I have some reinforcements to fly in but they are marching to Cooktown and need another week. Supply should arrive tonight and hope to drop at least 250 pts off before catching the wrath of local IJN forces. The TF is spotted. I do hope my destroyers get lucky on their sweep of the coast line. I snuck out a fighter squadron and replaced it with some TBFs with bombs. I hope a little surprise with this as well. I still cannot figure out which rout to take, Perth or Darwin. Any ideas? Anyone have experience retaking Australia?

CenPac: The loss of the Tabiteuea position and subsequent sea battle still has me bent over in the Pacific. I have no current operations planned for this area

NorPac: No offensive formations are available as well as no transports for this theater as of this date. Retaking the Aleutians may end up as a very high priority so Dutch Harbor will continue to expand and be reinforced. The emphasis is now on stock piling supply and fuel to make it easier later.

SoPac: I am strong here in shipping and troops. I plan to be building major facilities in New Caledonia before new years and have a lodgement at Kira Kira and Ndeni as well. If I can actually land at another spot or two it may divide the attention of the Japanese enough to build up enough to secure some shipping lanes into the southern Solomons. Shortlands is believed to hold major air assets as well as Rabaul. I will take some chances but not an all in type of scenario.

Todays operations recap: Recon ordered over Attu. This may be another IJ festung. 90th bomb group transfers to the west coast for deployment in SwPac. Transport squadrons are bought out for shipment west as well. Squadrons of the 3rd and 42nd BG load on the west coast for deployment. Hornet makes 280nm a day and is at: 7/17/3/0. The Lex still rests pier side in her lair at: 49/38/8/0. The Detroit is now resting alongside her taxing the naval support. Suva: Supply: 140,ooo+ Fuel: 35,ooo+ with a further 17,ooo off shore nearing the anchorage. Two pioneer companies are bought out from New Zealand and are on transports. 36 small and slow AP and AKs are shifted out of Melbourne to Tasmania. Will this relieve some of the fuel demand in Australia? Tennant Creek: experimenting with a lone RAAF DC2 to see how much supply I may be able to air lift. A large IJN TF (KB?) sighted 240nm NE of the Ellice Islands. Heading NNW. Burma: I expect to counter attack at Lashio in 7 days. The Australian 18th Bde is at 27 fatigue two days march from the jap perimeter. I hope 72 hours rest will help a lot before the assault.






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/1/2014 8:59:47 PM   
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China: The Chinese defend the capital brilliantly. Imperial soldiers litter the outskirts of the city. More important, they buy time for 20th and 26th army groups. It is so promising the USAF promises support for the 24th.

Burma: Bettys raid at night over the Akyab fields. Little damage. The raids over Lashio reduce the airfield to craters and I hope it got a chunk of supply as well. I may try a small assault by a Chinese formation to check on their supply in the mountains to the east.

Terapo: IJAF Bettys spot our small DD TF and lose two dozen in twin raids. The DDs are safe for now. Four CMs are spotted leaving Port Moresby. Note to self. Mine sweepers will be required here.

SwPac: The 40th Infantry division unloads Sydney harbor.





Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 155247 troops, 1791 guns, 1208 vehicles, Assault Value = 4187

Defending force 198953 troops, 850 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4290

Japanese adjusted assault: 841

Allied adjusted defense: 18923

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 22 (fort level 6)

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

Japanese ground losses:
38021 casualties reported
Squads: 904 destroyed, 1371 disabled
Non Combat: 111 destroyed, 652 disabled
Engineers: 90 destroyed, 154 disabled
Guns lost 358 (113 destroyed, 245 disabled)
Vehicles lost 204 (69 destroyed, 135 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
1453 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

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Japanese Shock attack



...with an entire 4000+AV stack against a known fortress...mind boggling.

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Did he cross a river or did he intentionally shock attack?

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/2/2014 10:27:58 AM   
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I have to head off to the office, I'll post the sequence tonight. It is baffling.

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I agree with Quixote.. That assault makes no sense at all....

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/2/2014 10:33:29 PM   
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To tired from the office to really post, but he did slip a unit into the city from the west on the 21st. The battle occurred on the 22nd when the force from the south crossed the river. I don't know what his orders were and he has not volunteered. Tomorrow I plan to liberate Neikiang to the north west then march on Chungking from there. The 20th Army group should be able to clear the area in one day. He turned 7 units around and tomorrow will also see 26th Group Army make contact from the south. Tojos appeared in the skies above Chungking today for the first time and gave the Americans fits. We come out on top, but barely. I have a squadron in China, it has seen two tours, with over 200 A2A kills, they will stage back to India for rest. In Burma, the 18 Aussie Bde is 2mi from Lashio. I hesitate to rest them as I think the AI will push them back in the hex. It would be nice to rest them on the perimeter. So be it, they will enter tomorrow. In the Akyab forces are building as armor crosses the river into Burma proper. I have signet of IJA forces prepping for Chittagong, does he really have enough for that or Ceylon with the brutal casualties in China. He is approaching 3300vp for ground losses. 

Operation Wingfoot: USAAF and Seabees reach Melbourne. Hornet is making impressive time. CAs are coming out of the yards refitted and freshly painted. The raid by the IJN on Pago Pago delayed several convoys by four days. It was a small price to pay.

Other: Anxiously watching RAF and RAAF pilots train in Spitfires. Suva needs to get the port level up. I am short APs as most are in the South Pacific in ports unloading or just beginning the long truck home. Supply, fuel, and aircraft will move in bulk from the old USA for awhile.

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I'm generally not one to criticize a player's decisions, but there was absolutely no need to launch a river assault against Chungking. A foolhardy move under the circumstances. I speak from hindsight though having tried a similar assault in China in my first game, but not against Chungking. Live and learn.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/2/2014 10:47:08 PM   
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He really is over aggressive. He has shocked attacked literally almost every time. Frankly, its scary from my side because I know he brings the house to every party. I think, I THINK, he is seriously depleted even though he is sporting so many formations and I may be able to win in China. I have to be careful and begin picking off everything around the city perimeter. The one and two unit stacks. Bleed him thoroughly. I will be able to reach out with two groups of Liberators and Fortresses soon and really make him pay to play on the plains.

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I think, I THINK, he is seriously depleted


If he wasn't depleted before, I can tell you with certainty that he is depleted now. He'd been moving steadily towards "depleted" even before his latest ground combat debacle, but this looks like the icing on the cake.

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He has to be hurting.  But that's good for you.  Just wait for the right time to counter attack.

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To the TWITS at ZuluHQ,

1.  Forces inside the besieged Chungking are more than sufficient to hold the besiegers at bay.

2.  Do not send any more forces to reinforce the Chungking garrison.

3.  Use your mobile field armies to destroy the enemy outside of Chungking.

4.  Priority for field armies is to recapture bases which generate supply.  Bases which do not generate supply can be bypasses and left in enemy hands.

5.  Once Chinese field army has eliminated enemy mobile forces, then and only then send single low value AV units to turn inner Chungking hexsides from red to green colour.

6.  Once Chungking turned into worlds largest POW for Japanese LCUs you can thin out Chungking garrison to augment Chinese field armies as they go on rampage to recapture supply producing cities and then onto Manchukuo and Shanghai.

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Alfred, very good to hear your words. I am glad all is well. The revised ship repair "manual" is duly filed in the "custom guide" to WITP-AE. I like the advice. Simple, direct, and timely. It has not fallen on deaf ears. TWITs may look stupid, but it's just a disguise!






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/4/2014 11:33:50 PM   
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There is a flurry of turns today. The morning on the 29th reveals the Imperial Japanese army has abandoned Chungking. Naval actions off Terapo leave two US DDs on the bottom and perhaps two IJN DDs resting with them. Coastal guns from Terapo hit IJN xAPs and xAKs unloading for several days straight, but no sinkings. The IJA has a little better than 2:1 av at Terapo now. The airfield is unusable. Over 100 Bettys visit daily now.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/5/2014 4:09:32 PM   
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SwPac: Terapo falls. RA units pushed west into the swamps. Again. Overwhelming IJN forces destroy the airfield and moral while hordes of Bettys let loose on the defenders. IJA armor unit moving on Tennant Creek disappears to the east of the road. It may have been bombed into oblivion. US engineers arrive at posts all around Australia and accelerate base development ahead of the ground forces. Fuel is still a precious commodity.

China: The map has changed dramatically. Post on this soon. The air battle over Chungking has evened out as only Oscars and Zeros sweep now.

Burma: The tempo of operations is picking up as I intend to harass the IJA and gain the Lashio to China road in the spring.

SoPac: Suva is now a major base. It boasts the strongest USMC concentration in the Pacific.

CenPac: Hornet is deep into CenPac and is expected home this week. 

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/5/2014 5:39:31 PM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: Summer of '42 - 1/5/2014 7:56:56 PM   
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.... We lose Kweiyang on the 3rd.

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