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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/25/2013 3:30:37 PM   
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And although Alfred wrote this within the context of the allies, I feel it applies to the IJA as well.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/25/2013 11:16:16 PM   
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Thank you Alfred, I did the read and concur with you. It's really desperation on my part to employ the Dutch bombers on naval targets. It's rare the IJA has exposed themselves to land bombing in the open within my limited experience with the theater and the knee jerk reaction from TWIT HQ is pray for a hit on a large full AP. There is no excuse for my tactics here. Before I ever play Allies again I will need to develope a useful doctrine for the Dutch. I am guilty of doing little for them.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/25/2013 11:23:06 PM   
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February 22, 1942

China: The IJA intensifies its air campaign hitting Kweilin very hard and ground forces are on the move against Changsha and along the Pearl river.

Burma: Zeros and Oscars quickly clear the skies over Rangoon of an AVG element and a squadron of Hurries from 221RAF. Gathering clouds...

SoPac: Some port Service personel land at Pago Pago while a construction unit is 40nm due west and should begin to unload tonight.

BBFanboy: Thanks for the notice, I tried to fix the rout/route thing but I think I have been doing it for three YEARS!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/26/2013 5:54:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

Thank you Alfred, I did the read and concur with you. It's really desperation on my part to employ the Dutch bombers on naval targets. It's rare the IJA has exposed themselves to land bombing in the open within my limited experience with the theater and the knee jerk reaction from TWIT HQ is pray for a hit on a large full AP. There is no excuse for my tactics here. Before I ever play Allies again I will need to develope a useful doctrine for the Dutch. I am guilty of doing little for them.

I think you are too hard on yourself. It is only Feb. 1942, you don't have the wherewithal to do much for the Dutch [no rhyme intended]. You don't have enough PP [or ships] to buy units out and haul them to safety for later use, unless you leave other areas like Hawaii without reinforcements from USA.
Some other players have succeeded in hitting IJN ships all the way up to carrier size with the Dutch AF, provided the enemy gets careless and the weather keeps the CAP out of the way. When your choices are to park your aircraft and do nothing or to try, there is no shame in the latter. As you point out, there is little open terrain for you to attack troops.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/26/2013 11:37:29 PM   
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Just lost an entire post!!

quick summary:
Saratoga puts to sea from Aukland to upgrade.
The 35th PG is un packing P38s. "Pappy" arrives at the O club in Sydney.
Yorktown put to sea with amphib units for SoPac and spots a sub in her path.
Engineers reach Pago Pago and debark.
Remainder of the 35th PG unloads in north east Australia.
Some Dutch squadrons are used up and withdrawn.
221 RAF takes up fields in Burma and prepare to stage into Rabaul.
AVG (in small sections everywhere) regroup.
Two brigades of the 6th Aussie division are now in India.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/26/2013 11:39:12 PM   
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P40s perform well in their first contest:

Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32000 feet

CAP engaged:
3rd PS (P) with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 18 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/26/2013 11:41:01 PM   
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The Changsha SitRep

Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1430 troops, 175 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2104

Defending force 75559 troops, 445 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2338

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

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

Assaulting units:
34th Division
15th Division
51st Infantry Brigade
39th Division
57th Infantry Brigade
32nd Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
4th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
9th War Area
29th Group Army
27th Group Army
30th Group Army
19th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/26/2013 11:42:27 PM   
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Bataan: Not much time left but there is still counter battery fire.

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3242 troops, 293 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 1569

Defending force 26870 troops, 504 guns, 567 vehicles, Assault Value = 358

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Recon Regiment
54th Division
33rd Division
113th Infantry Regiment
Tanaka Det
56th Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
Kanno Det
48th Engineer Regiment
53rd Division
20th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
4th Tank Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Engineer Construction Battalion
56th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
48th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th Marine Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
4th PA Constabulary Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
2nd PA Constblry HW Regiment
I Philippine Corps
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
11th PA Infantry Division
2nd/45th PS Inf Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
Provisional GMC Grp
14th PS Engineer Regiment
1st PI Base Force
202nd PA Construction Battalion
USAFFE
201st PA Construction Battalion
Bataan USN Base Force
Far East USAAF
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/27/2013 2:26:53 PM   
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February 26, 1942

Ominous but expected sooner rather than later....






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/28/2013 5:11:11 AM   
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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 29 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed on ground
Catalina I: 14 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Nachi
CA Haguro
CA Myoko

Allied ground losses:
316 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 31
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 7y...

Reality hits home at Port Morseby:

China: Chungking: reserve situation:







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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/28/2013 5:25:36 AM   
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Ground reinforcements arrive: On almost all fronts. Three days until we release another Aussie brigade to southeast asia. The 7th Division still waits in Yemen. RAF bombers are loaded for India from Yemen also. IJA recon stepping up in Burma. No sign of ground forces. In seven days we should have a full squadron of operational P38s in the SwPac. There has been very little use of flying forts or liberators so the pools while meager do have replacements when SoPac fields open up. The IJN has a small TF of DDs and PCs we spotted WSW of Christmas Isle. I hope he is just hunting. Most of the pieces for phase 1 of PO-1 are close to debarkation ports where they will off load, change to combat mode, and load into more transports arriving daily. I want to get them ALL off loaded in 48 hours MAX. In the last week I have spotted 6 CVs in the western DEI and 2 north of New Brittain. I am not ready for a CV encounter and won't be till June at the earliest. By then I should have naval airpower land based to assist.


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/28/2013 11:27:45 PM   
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Washington DC: Orders cut for the Australian 17th brigade to pack for India. Not much political power left in the pocket (6) so three day drinking binge for TWIT stationed there. Zulu HQ expects to buy out the remaining Aussie Cav reg from the 6th Div on or about March 3, 1942. It was necessary to disband 2 ABDA squadrons early to accomplish this.

Pacific Fleet: Hawaii: Kimmel: Saratoga will make port this evening and begin upgrades in Australia. Lexington will remain in San Diego for same. Enterprise and Yorktown are at sea on escort duty and will be available for opening stage of PO-1 before withdrawing for their upgrades. Small IJN TF appears at Christmas Island, our oiler and escort departed yesterday at flank. A cruiser force has been dispatched from Pearl to poke around. Half a dozen fleet subs of the Sargo class make for open water to patrol zones from New Brittain to Luzon. Another tanker convoy should arrive this month in Hawaii as well as another estimated 100,ooo pts of supply. USAF squadrons begin to switch over to "E" model P40s as over 75 of them becam available after dispanding the ABDA squadrons. Aukland will be busy for the next 72 hours unloading troops for phase 1 of PO-1. ASW efforts are now maxed and naval attack squadrons are on call.

SwPac: Port Morseby hit hard by smallish raids today. Replacement squadrons stage in. There is what appears to be an amphibious force off the north coast of Buna. Sydney scrambles a cruiser TF to investigate and support Port Morseby should they make the turn through Milne Bay.

Burma: IJAF hits Moulmein with a smallish raid. Not sure why. Some AVG and 221 RAF fighters stage back in to Rangoon for round 2. Two squadrons of the 51st Pursuit which has been arriving in eastern India split up. One squadron will transfer to madras where it will stage into Columbo while the other heads for Calcutta, now level 7, and possibly deploy to Burma.

China: Its very clear the IJA wants Changsha.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 2:49:07 AM   
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Does Saratoga's upgrade require a dockyard? If so, you will find that Oz does not have one large enough to take her 36,000 tons.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 3:52:07 AM   
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&^$% I thought I checked Saratoga against Sydney! Perhaps her up grade requires a lesser size than her tonnage?

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 8:34:24 AM   
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Could be - not all upgrades require use of the drydock. You'll have to click on the upgrade date [yellow text, bottom right of the ship screen] to get details of the upgrade and port requirements.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 10:37:58 PM   
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I believe I am luck as the turn opened, I scanned quickly to Sydney, size 30, needed size 25. She should begin her refit tomorrow. I thought I checked. You have quite a good memory BB to remember her tonnage.

March 1, 1942

Bataan: Over 27,000 troops lost as the IJA collapses the pocket. Only two islands remain allied and they are unoccupied SSE of Leyte. With Singapore and Bataan gone in the last thirty odd days the IJA should have much more to play with. They did take some beatings in February trying to force a decision with several shock attacks so I hope they need a month or more to recover.

West Coast: Support for PO-1 boards transports. Two more port service detachments, INF Reg, CD Bn, USN BF, and a Marine air wing prepare to set sail for SoPac. APDs reach San Diego from the east coast for escort duty. The only fast fleet oiler not in use is transfered from Hawaii (Neosho) and will help in bringing some smaller support craft to SoPac then return to trail Lexington, now just beginning refit in the yards at San Diego.

SwPac: We guess right on Buna and our cruiser TF arrives to late to stop 13,000 Japs from unloading in the night, but early enough to give them a shock in morning. HQ Sqd (B17) will continue recon over Buna while the only B17 squadron in the area is ordered to raid the base. Port Morseby:F=3, 328av, S=21995, (no AAA!) P=21, AF=55, Runways=60.

Burma: 12 plane raids continue over Moulmein. Rangoon once again has fighter cover to protect merchants unloading supply for China. Sub patrols depart Columbo for choke points south of Burma.






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 11:28:21 PM   
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Battle report from the Australians:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Buna at 99,129, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
APD Tsuta, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
APD Yomogi, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
E Hachijo, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
PB Kyo Maru #8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Santos Maru, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
PB Shoei Maru, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shotoku Maru, Shell hits 16, and is sunk
xAK Aratama Maru, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Tenyo Maru, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Terukawa Maru, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Venice Maru, Shell hits 17, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Cheribon Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
AMC Hokoku Maru, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Huzi Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAP Kanzyu Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Shell hits 3
CL Achilles, Shell hits 2
DD John D. Edwards
DD Whipple, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/29/2013 11:29:30 PM   
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Buna: Intel: Recon: 4th IJA Div plus support.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/30/2013 3:58:32 AM   
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March 2, 1942

West Coast: Covoys take turns loading out: fuel: supplies: men: machines. It will be the largest covoy of the war thus far. Escorts arriving from SoPac and CenPac.

Hawaii: Small IJN cruiser force parked at Christmas, if they stay there will be action. Resupply of Midway, Johnston, Palmyra complete.

SoPac: Bora Bora evacuated, ships approaching Hiva Oa. Enterprise just off shore of New Zealand and deploys her fighter squadron inland for upgrading to F4s. II Fighter command loading for Australia. Assembly of a cruiser TF and another SCTF around Warspite assembling. US cruisers which set sail from Sydney 24 hours ago approach the north coast passing New Castle last night. Aussie TF egressed at flank from Buna made the coast last night and will make for Sydney for small system repairs and rearming.

Java: IJA forces have entered Batavia. Some more "used up" Dutch squadron are withdrawn.

Yemen: The 6th Aussie Cav is bought out and will load in 48 hours for India. This will complete the 6th Australian division. Div HQ currently in Calcutta. Weaker/forming Indian divisions guard the coast line with some armor for support.

China: busy, will have to report at a later time.

SwPac: Finschaven is infested with yellow men. A large SCTF of 4 heavy and 5 light cruisers escorted by half a dozen destroyers raid Port Morseby. Limited damage but it hurts after the BBs foray. They sink a small merchant unloading supply and add maybe 2 dozen additional points of damage, killing 50+ in the process. That makes a shade over 400 casualties in the last three days there.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/31/2013 2:35:10 PM   
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March 3-4,1942

West Coast: Large covoys depart for SoPac. Fast tankers 48 hours to sea for Pearl. Some fighter COs relieved and replaced for higher training results. Rotating pilots in and out of reserves.

CenPac: Cruiser TF finds IJN SCTF idle at Christmas in the night. Many shots and torpedos exchanged for no hits under a full moon at 9-11,000 yards. Both TFs appear to have retired by daybreak.

SoPac: Bora Bora troops arrrive in the rear for new assignments. Enterprise, escorting engineers and ground crews for SoPac switches to combat operations as she makes the final few days to target. Yorktown needs 48 hours at the pier as well as her escorts in New Zealand. Ground forces train for objectives and await first amphib. HQ arrival.

Australia: IJN TF off port Morseby vanishes on the night of the 4th. B17s ordered to hit Buna again on the 5th. Cruiser TFs pass on the night of the 4th off Brisbane. The Australians get a round of unheard applause after their victory at Buna. Fuel arriving easing shortages at Sydney and Townsville. Darwin trying to get another level of forts up. Supply arrives weekly from Perth. The first squadron of RAAF Kitty Hawks arrives to ease the strain on the soon to be withdrawn last ABDA squadrons. The first P38 squadron in Australia receives her final group of pilots from the reserve and expects to be fully operational with a full complement of aircraft tomorrow. They will have slightly over a dozen spares for March and April. I hope not to be forced to commit them for time being.

Java: Heavy bombing at Batavia.

Burma: quiet with the exception of recon and small daily raid over Moulmein. Recon from Rangoon reveals no ground formations. yet.

India: SCTF set sail on the 3rd for the Bay of Bengal. Prince of Wales and Repulse will offer themselves for a short time in the south eastern reaches of the Bay looking for any small IJN TFs thinking of a quick grab.

China: Intel and actions confirm the IJA wants Changsha and the eastern city limits and approaches is crawling with Japs. Bombing intensifiying as well as the daily bombardment. A strong Chinese Corp will try and retake Wuchow on the 5th before retreating east.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/31/2013 3:55:00 PM   
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Australia: Capt. Jamison arrives Sydney after his successful raid on Buna. Damage is superficial and the TF will be ready in a week. Capt. Shannon on Pensacola with Boise arrive for patrol duties off southern New Guinea.

China: Wuchow recaptured!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 5/31/2013 9:42:44 PM   
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March 5-6, 1942

SoPac: The 164th Inf Reg (Americal Div) finally boards for Pago Pago. No further contact in the Line Islands. Large quanities of supply and fuel on the way. Yorktown should be ready to sail in 48 hours with the Eua TF of marine raiders and engineers.

Java: Batavia dishing out counter battery fire to infesting hordes of Japs.

Burma: still quiet, two SCTFs operating in the eastern Bay of Bengal. Tomorrow we put out some pickets. (should have today!)

China: The big pressure has shifted to the center of the line. Will post shortly and pine for advice. AVG pilot reaches hero status in the beseiged city of Changsha. 1st Lt McMillan scores kills 10,11,12,and 13 on the afternoon of the 6th.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/1/2013 8:02:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

Australia: Capt. Jamison arrives Sydney after his successful raid on Buna. Damage is superficial and the TF will be ready in a week. Capt. Shannon on Pensacola with Boise arrive for patrol duties off southern New Guinea.

China: Wuchow recaptured!

That was a great result from that raid, at little cost!
A pity the Christmas Island clash never got any results, except maybe training.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/1/2013 11:18:43 PM   
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That was a nice early moral boost to Allied moral!

March 7,8,9, 1942

West Coast: Over 100,ooo pts of fuel and over 100,ooo pts of supply at sea for SoPac. Some sub spots but no actions.

SoPac: Pago Pago: Amphib TF unloads engineers and base forces with armor and artillery. RADM Calhoun takes the bridge of the Indianapolis with Portland abeam to provide security. The 164th inf is a couple of days away for additional ground security. Capt Fischer on Warspite gets a change of orders. He was to bombard Suva but subs from Pearl have mined the harbor. He will switch to Nadi. Yorktown sails from Aukland under Spruance for the Tasman Sea where he can manouvre NNW if the IJN insists on bombarding Port Morseby. 1st Marine Raider Bn loading for Eau. Saratoga is at 18 days, Lexington at 19.
Hornet due shortly and will quickly deploy to SoPac.

SwPac: Pensacola intercepts IJN CAs off Milne Bay. It does not go well. Three quick shell hits doom Pensacola as the third cause a magazine explosion. She sinks in minutes. The Boise dishes out punishment in a big way as she stands alone with a tin can to face the floatilla. Some of the IJN vessels are still afire when they reach Port Morseby and sink a lone xAKL unloading. There is no bombardment.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Milne Bay at 100,134, Range 10,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, Shell hits 8, on fire
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
CL Nagara
CL Natori, Shell hits 2
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 1
CL Tatsuta
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Mochizuki
DD Oite
DD Hayate
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
CA Pensacola, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
CL Boise, Shell hits 14, heavy fires
DD Stuart, Shell hits 3

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Shannon V. crosses the 'T'
CA Nachi engages CA Pensacola at 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Pensacola at 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stuart at 10,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages CA Myoko at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Pensacola at 4,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Pensacola at 4,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stuart at 4,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages DD Yunagi at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Magazine explodes on CA Pensacola
CA Pensacola sunk by CA Furutaka at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 6,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Stuart at 6,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Stuart at 6,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Yayoi at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 8,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Yunagi at 8,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 8,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Yayoi at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Asanagi at 10,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Mochizuki at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 13,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Asanagi at 13,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages CL Boise at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 15,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 15,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Kisaragi at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 17,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Yayoi at 17,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages CL Boise at 17,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 17,000 yards
DD Oite engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 19,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 19,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages CL Boise at 19,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Yunagi at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Furutaka at 18,000 yards
Shannon V. orders Allied TF to disengage
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages CL Boise at 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 17,000 yards
DD Yunagi engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Boise at 17,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Myoko at 17,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
DD Mochizuki engages DD Stuart at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
Shannon V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Boise at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 20,000 yards
CL Nagara engages CL Boise at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayate at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Furutaka at 20,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stuart at 20,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Asanagi at 20,000 yards
Shannon V. orders Allied TF to disengage
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 20,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Myoko at 20,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Kisaragi at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Stuart at 21,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages CL Boise at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 23,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Boise at 25,000 yards
CL Boise engages CA Nachi at 25,000 yards
Shannon V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Nachi, on fire
CA Furutaka, heavy fires
CL Nagara
CL Natori, on fire
CL Tenryu
CL Tatsuta
CL Yubari
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Mochizuki
DD Oite
DD Hayate
DD Asanagi, heavy fires
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
xAKL Sjobris, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Burma: I stood down the RAF and AVG at Rangoon and it pays off as another 50 Zekes and Oscars sweep. Capt Baldwin returns to Ceylon with Prince of Wales and Repulse. Capt Agar remains off Port Blair with Dorsetshire and Glasgow.

China: The IJA surprised TWIT HQ with a quick crossing of the Yangtze SW of Changsha and take Hengyang. Bastards!! Four Corps of the 29th AG and 20th AG are ordered to NNW out of Changsha. Some meager bomber assets are transfered forward from the southern sector to interdict IJA movements SW of Changsha.

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China: IJA forces intend to take China down. I have to delay and bleed him. Positions shown below with the next line of defense shown. Any ideas??? I can post force strength tomorrow.






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NorPac: There is not enough spare PPs to spend here so I have ordered ordered everyone to dig in from the outset. Most units designated for the north pacific are at Dutch Harbor behind level 3 forts and growing. No attempts to open a strip yet I would like level 5 forts first as there is no plan for expansion til '43.

CenPac: Another squadron of early model P40s upgrades to "E" models. that makes three now. As they upgrade they are brought back to full strength. I think there is a bug with the P400 production as I thought it was just a two month run but its March and they are still being added to the pools. Anyone? Six subs are dispatched to Australia. Capt Hoover on St Louis is ordered back to Pearl from the Line Island patrol. All reinforcement and supply is complete for now. While some units train for assauls in the central Pacific, no plans are in place.

Panama Canal: Hornet is ordered to San Diego to upgrade Helldiver squadrons before deploying, hopefully with Lexington.

SoPac: Plans to occupy Eua and Pago Pago are moving along slower than they should be, with multiple faux pas, snafu, and fubar present at HQ. The amphib force at Pago Pago now should be done tonight and begin the voyage home. They will be escorted by RADM Calhoun on Portland with the Indianapolis. Enterprise is at sea and approaching decision time in Tasman Sea. She will be to late to intercept the IJN TF I believe to be closing on Port Morseby and search is very limited in the Coral Sea. I may have her recalled tomorrow. I have not seen the Kido Butai for weeks. Capt Dechaineaux on Australia with Perth is still on patrol off New Caledonia. Only a small garrison is at Noumea.

SwPac: Terapo was siezed yesterday, we never saw the TF. Airdrop?? 19th bomb group ordered over Buna tomorrow. Large IJN BB TF spotted off New Guinea. Capt Jamison departs Sydney on Achilles with Leander for a rendevous with destiny in the Coral Sea.

India: Last squadron of the 51st fighter group arrives on the sub continent. Capt Baldwin aboard Exeter with Enterprise and Emerald will relieve Capt Agar off Port Blair






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New Guinea: RAAF patrol ac report the large IJN TF off Buna is now off SE New Britain. B17s do little damage to Buna port facilities. No losses. Port Morseby repairs runway damage and begins to work on the admin damage. No 75 RAAF fighter squadron relieves the last ABDA squadron which disbanded today. Boise should make Townsville tonight. She has some major engine damage but should not be in dry dock more than several weeks after fixing some system damage pierside. Under heavy cloud Capt Fischer on Warspite is ordered to return to New Zealand, not much to gain by hitting Nadi. IMHO.

China: Recon by fire on the southern front ends poorly and a retreat through the jungle ordered. More IJA units spotted moving on Changsha from the NE.

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Java: Batavia perimeter: IJA units launch assault, replused with heavy casualties.

West Coast: Remainder of II fighter command and a squadron from the 19th bomb group ship out for SoPac.

Pearl Harbor: Increased CAP as IJN ac appear over Oahu. Additional sub patrols depart for defense and early warning to the west of Frigate Shoals and Johnston Island.

Australia: Night bombing over Port Morseby. The 76th RAAF squadron arrives and begins vigorous training program.

India: 2nd AVG squadron rebuilds with fresh pilots and P40Es at Calcutta. 6th Australian Div expected to combine soon and move to the frontier.

China: UhOH!






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China: Japs break through at Changteh! Chinese hold at Kweilin.


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Kurt:  Been awhile since I've posted here.  Nice work with the last few surface engagements.  Looks like you traded a CA for a CA.  Thats a good trade at this stage of the war.  China don't know how to help you their.  Glad to see you updateing often.

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