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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/4/2013 3:53:17 PM   
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Thanks Joe, I am playing a much more aggressive adversary now. I hope it comes back to bite him in his imperial rear end.

March 17, 1942

DEI: Only a handful of outposts remain. Under supplied, with no naval or air support, they are picked off with ease. The Dutch airforce is spent for all practical purposes. A small CAP is maintained over southern Java and dozen or so ground attack aircraft are left. Eleven regs shock into Batavia yielding 17,666 casualties. Sumatra was finished days ago.

SoPac: Supply closes in on the rear area. Yorktown and Enterprise will unite tomorrow and wait for Saratoga finishing her upgrades. 1st Marine raiders are off Eua and should unload tonight. Pago Pago approaches fort level 4. The airfield is still at 2 but 78% to level 3 when I switch the engineers over to AF construction. Some Liberators (LB30) arrive on the strip and P39s are on the way. Only occasional subs spotted in the south Pacific.

Australia: Fuel situation is stable with another 16,ooo pts arriving on the 19th. I have ordered stockpiling of Regular Aussie Inf squads and now there is at least a small pool to upgrade a division in Australia should the need arise. Port Morseby has recovered considerable damage and mounts a decent CAP. AAA will attempt to be shipped in soon as well as more ground troops and ac mechanics. B17s ordered to hit Buna port tomorrow, I do not want that division in good supply. The Liberators on Pago Pago may stage in to help while other squadrons are still many days out at sea.

Burma: IJA unit moving on Moulmein, nothing I can do. RAF ordered to fly again from central Burma, they refused yesterday, probably with good reason. 6th Aussie division will assemble in 48 hours. A brigade of the 7th div is on the menu in 48 hours. A small recon detachment of Lysanders, bought out several days ago stages forward to get some intel on the Japs in the jungle SE of Moulmein. Large RN TF is at sea hoping to strike this IJA force when it reaches the coast then escape west. Cruiser floatilla off Port Blair remains un spotted.

China: IJA forces shock attack in the north and central sectors. At Paotow the small defense is unhinged and sent packing west. A small army group is ordered to reinforce the northern road net. At Chanteh the Chinese hold their ground. These are the four corps sent from Changsha a week ago to keep a supply line open. The IJA also shocks Changsha where the Chinese formation holds, barely. The whole southern front is crumbling away and a general retreat is ordered, ceding recently recaptured territory as well un threatened points.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/5/2013 3:22:09 PM   
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West Coast: Quiet as most TFs are at sea. Girl friends wait for their sailors. Lots of empty bar stools.

SoPac: Catalinas report IJN ships SSE of the Fijis. No confirmation. We have little shipping in the area. Enterprise and Yorktown will have their minor repairs complete in 48 hours. Pago Pago almost to forts (4). Eua occupied.

SwPac: B17s drop 30 tons of TNT on Buna harbor and score one hit on a freighter. Repairs almost complete at Port Morseby. IJ airpower focuses on the Lark Bn on New Britain. I hope to sneak an AA unit in shortly to PM.

DEI: Air assault begins on Soerabaja. Our CAP is swept from the skies in the morning.

Rabaul: Oscars sweep Rangoon from over 38,ooo'. P40s and Hurries do well. In a later raid our fighters peel away the bombers leaving a single crater on the airfield to fill. we score 7:1 today. Recon ordered over IJA units SSE of Moulmein.

China: Heavy, heavy bombing over Changsha. We lose hundreds retreating out of the city. Its a lop sided brawl. Pressure everywhere as the IJAF hits targets up north as well.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/6/2013 12:26:46 AM   
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SoPac: quiet

SwPac: quiet

Australia: quiet

Burma: IJA ground forces enter Moulmein. RN will try a bombardment. Two RAF squadrons ordered to ground attack. One squadron of Hurricanes relieved at Rangoon. Oscars come calling again today. We down three Oscars and two Sallys for one P40.

China: heavy air raids continue accross the nation. The next 24-48 hours may tell the story.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/6/2013 3:25:32 PM   
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West Coast: Lexington has a week left for her refit while Hornet is due in 24 hours to join her. Single ships slip out of port to SoPac, escorts at a premium.

Washington DC: Yesterday agreements were reached with the Australians to release another brigade to southeast asia.

CenPac: IJN sub I-28 scores a kill on loaded xAK approaching Hawaii. Escort cannot locate her and more assets directed to the convoy from Pearl.

NoPac: I-172 scores a kill on yard patrol vessel off Dutch Harbor.

SoPac: Yorktown receiving F4F4 replacements while Enterprise repairs some minor damage. Pago Pago goes to AF2. Radm "Chas" Blakely arrives off New Caladonia undetected.

SwPac: B17s abort raid on Buna due to weather. AA unit loads for Port Morseby for a flank run into the port. Small cruiser TF covering the southeast coast.

Java: One plane CAP still gets into the air over Soerabaja.

Burma: Capt Halfhide closes on Moulmein. Blenhiem raid over Moulmein reveals the Imperial Guards division.

India: 6th Australian division railheads for the frontier.

China: Post below as Changsha is abandoned.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/6/2013 3:26:40 PM   
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Burma: Capt Halfhide: Undetected






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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/7/2013 5:16:55 AM   
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NorPac: 42nd Construction Reg reaches port at Anchorage and unloads. When the forts are deemed sufficient they will tranfer down the Aleutians.

West Coast: Hornet arrives! Her air groups, with the exception of VF-8 are not fully trained and flying obsolete aircraft. Decision time again. VF-8 does have 17 veteran pilots.

SoPac: Quite. Base building proceeding rapidly on Pago Pago. Fighters will arrive soon. Liberators staged into Sydney to join with the 19th bomb group in a couple of days.

Australia: An Aussie AAA unit is at sea to Port Porseby. A Brittish cruiser force is transfering from Perth the east coast.

Burma: The Imperial Guards take a bombardment, they lose a couple of hundred guys. BBs to move at flank for Ceylon tonight.

India: AVG-1 takes replacement pilots and planes.

China: Still heavy bombing, every day. Chinese and American fighter pilots staged into Tuyun and bag a couple. The IJA advanced into Tuyon yesterday. The Chinese are strong in fair supply with arty and 1300+ AV in forest rough. Changsha has fallen, the rear guard expelled yesterday with heavy loss of life.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/7/2013 3:43:21 PM   
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West Coast: Still slipping single ship TFs out of port, there is an escort shortage. I also need to buy out a an F4 recon detachment. I have less than 100 PPs.

SoPac: Large fuel and supply transports arrive. Some diverted to Australia and New Zealand. Pago Pago goes to AF3 as a B17 squadron stages through. The last Liberator left yesterday for the Sydney. It looks like Paul cleared the mines from Suva.

SwPac: Port Morseby begins fort construction again (4% p/t). AAA should arrive tomorrow with more supply.

Australia: There are now 39 AIF '42 squads in the pool. Will work up quite a few more to cover possible losses in southeast asia before allowing upgrades to divisions at home.

Burma: Moulmein falls. The Imperial Guards have over 450AV. Burma command awaits accross the river. Possible invasion at Rangoon? IJAF targets patrol craft in the river delta. Capt Halfhide well to see with Hermes in trail.

China: Padang falls. I'm hoping for a small counter attack or at least an organized retreat on the Yangtze NNW of Changsha in the next 72 hours. Chungking now has over 2500AV trying to recover. The Chinese cut off a IJA army up north, only temporary but I hope distracting (46m due west of Nanyang).

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/7/2013 11:18:47 PM   
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West Coast: AAA and support units load for SoPac. Some older subs are sent to SoPac as well. A Maruder equiped group cross trained in naval as well as ground attack is close to shipping out to southern waters.

SoPac: Fuel and supply unloads and ships out from the rear depot area. USAF providing fighter cover. The first fighter squadron unloads at Pago Pago tonight. Within 72 hours engineers will ship out to Eua to help the Marines dig in and get a strip operational. Over 100 fighters are closing on Pago Pago with some fortresses.

Australia: IJA units are crossing the Owen Stanleys from Buna. I order the 19th Bomb group to lay some wood on Buna and try and use up their supply. Liberators have arrived on the NE Australian coast as well.

Burma: We target the Moulmein base complex from fields in the interior. More US and RAF air assets are staging to the frontier. The IJAF catches a merchant down river from Rangoon.

China: Aside from the massive IJAF bombing campaign, the IJA makes weekly gains on the ground all most everywhere. The Chinese repel a large shock attack 90mi NW of Changsha.

Ground combat at 81,51 (near Changsha)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 50028 troops, 600 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 1635

Defending force 39523 troops, 333 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1094

Japanese adjusted assault: 854

Allied adjusted defense: 1493

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
7375 casualties reported
Squads: 288 destroyed, 264 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 44 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2868 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 48 destroyed, 130 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 35 (10 destroyed, 25 disabled)

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

Defending units:
20th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
27th Group Army
30th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
9th War Area
7th Artillery Regiment

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 11:38:46 AM   
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The China situation:





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 1:00:35 PM   
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Two other units noted in planning stages for Columbo:

40th JAAF Bn (March 18th)
Kanno Det (March 12th)

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 5:38:55 PM   
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West Coast: The 8th photo recon sqd is combined and released to the Pacific, then staged to the coast.

NorPac: Merchants load with supply for the out posts.

Hawaii: I pull the trigger on two squadrons of the 11th bomb group and stage them forward. USS Snapper maybe lost off the reefs of Canton.

SoPac: The 255th USN BF loads for Eua. II fighter command loads for Australia. Aircraft designated for SoPac half way home on transports. The rear area is chaotic with merchants and tankers. A cruiser floatilla is deployed for protection against surface raiders.

SwPac: IJA division in the Owen Stanleys halted? AAA unloaded and emplaced at Port Morseby. The IJAF hits PM at night, its raining heavy and no damage done. IJA makes another landing in the southeast Dutch East Indies. Hudsons fail to score on unloading merchants.

Ceylon: Colombo: Ominous sighting of many capital ships in the Bay of Bengal. IJN air assets find our cruiser patrol returning from Port Blair for fuel and savage it. General quarters sounded at Colombo, entire island on alert for the storm.

China: In a most unwise move, I order the 9th War Area with the 27th, 29th, and 30th army groups to counter attack at Changteh. The orders are away, nothing to do but wait...

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 7:16:26 PM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 7:17:13 PM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 8:05:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

March 24, 1942

China: In a most unwise move, I order the 9th War Area with the 27th, 29th, and 30th army groups to counter attack at Changteh. The orders are away, nothing to do but wait...

It is rarely wise for the Chinese to attack the Japanese in 1942 [unless the enemy units have just immolated themselves on their attack and there are no reinforcements].
The Chinese lack firepower, experience, morale, leadership, supply and most of their TOE in 1942. The only advantage they can use is terrain/forts, which do not work for the attacker.

And while any losses can be made up from the massive production of squads in China, that eats supply that is badly needed everywhere. That is why my preference is to hole up in strong positions and let them come to me, while slowly building up experience, morale and TOE. Once in a while when I have some PP not earmarked I consider the Chinese leaders and replace the really bad ones with the best mediocre ones available.
If/when the Burma road is opened, bringing in a few other Allied tanks/AT/AA/Arty helps the Chinese firepower problem tremendously. Air cover is also desirable, when it can be supplied.

Just my 2 cents worth, I admit is a lot more fun to attack now and then!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/8/2013 8:54:24 PM   
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I completely agree BB. A good deal of the reasoning behind the order to counter attack was helplessness, an Allied disease early in the war. The assault could get 2:1 depending on how many of the IJA squads are still disrupted. The Chinese have had some leaders replaced and all but one unit is in full supply. I expect the IJA AV to be around 525-550 and Chinese AV at 1800. Regardless, I think I have opened an escape path to the west where I must hold at all costs. Tomorrow I will concentrate the AVG in Chungking and see about bringing in some more CAF squadrons from up north.

Third time today I've gotten booted off the server.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 1:59:47 PM   
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China: The counter attack goes poorly. At 1:2 we lose large not only taking a beating in men but losing hexside control as well, something I do not recall before.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 2:01:46 PM   
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Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 66221 troops, 493 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1883

Defending force 45326 troops, 442 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1137

Allied adjusted assault: 950

Japanese adjusted defense: 1961

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
506 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4822 casualties reported
Squads: 147 destroyed, 236 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 36 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 31 (1 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Prov Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
9th War Area
1st Artillery Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
57th AT Gun Regiment
30th Group Army
27th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
40th Division
3rd Division
110th Division
6th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 2:05:44 PM   
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Colombo: IJN raid severly damages Boyds cruiser force. Its appears to be a smaller Kido Butai with a strong surface force.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 4:39:09 PM   
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Colombo harbor: Air Raid!: A last minute decision to transfer a squadron of Warhawks in aids greatly in the defense. With most of the merchant, support, and naval ships 48 hours to the north, only Boyds cruiser detachment is hammered, only losing Caledon (so far). Half a dozen pilots reach ace status over the anchorage and port. I am very curious what Paul's orders will bring tomorrow. I believe him to be a blood thirsty savage and will seek revenge.. I don't think he will be able not to.

Burma: I know 15th Army HQ is 100mi from the Imperial Guards which have take up residence in Moulmein, undoubtly waiting for armor and more support. Good. I hope to chew through more bombers trying to get at fresh merchants resupplying Rangoon. I am willing to accept 50% losses in merchants to keep supply moving to China for as long as possible, and maybe higher.

China: I order a reserve corp to breakthrough to the beleagured Army at Changteh and open up an escape rout chop chop.

Australia: B17s claim foul weather and sit on the fields. Not sure if the 4th IJA Div is moving or not in the Owen Stanleys.

SwPac: SoPac: Logistics, ASW, and patrols.

West Coast: small one ship TFs depart daily.

CenPac: A surprise raid on Wake ordered for tonight. Maybe get a Kido Butai reaction in northern CenPac.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 5:29:35 PM   
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Nice job at Colombo downing all those planes. Wonder if those were his good KB pilots.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 7:35:29 PM   
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Damn Joe I needed a moral boost. I think the pilots were all from escort and/or light carriers, does this mean they are not "elite"? I have to open up the editor and check. I do have some damaged cruisers still far out to sea with 60 plus float. I have fingers crossed. The cruiser force depicted above made port with minimal damage and will resume patrols off Port Blair within a week. I have a shortage of decent ranged flying boats in the theater so my ocean coverage is particularly poor, even off Colombo. I did bring in some CATs just arrived from Karachi today.

West Coast: Fuel leaves for CenPac. A marine Corp fighter squadron leaves for SoPac. F4 recon squadron is at sea for SoPac. Some of the destroyers in SoPac ordered back to the west coast for conversion to destroyer escorts.

SwPac: At Cairnes, LGEN Lavarack relieves LTGEN Smart as Australian I Corp CO, and leaves on wheels up the coast for air transport. A light AA Reg is bought out and loads for Port Morseby. B17s and B24s fly a successful port strike at Buna. They score 11 port hits and a base supply hit. No losses and little fatigue. They will rest a day or two as two more squadrons of B17s have reached Sydney and prepare to stage north.

Bay of Bengal: IJN vanishes in blue water. No orders changed to Royal Navy yet. CATs arrive to aid in searches. RN cruiser floatilla reaches port safely.

CenPac: Wake is empty?!

Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
BB Colorado
CL Honolulu

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 44
Port hits 18
Port supply hits 2


Karachi: LTGEN Alexander relieves BGEN Downey as CO of Indian I Corp and railheads south.

China: Small Chinese Corp reopens path to Chsngteh and the army given orders to fall back to the Yangtze. Some pilot shuffling continues in Chinese fighter groups as one squadron converts to old AVG ac.




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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/9/2013 9:24:27 PM   
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Very nice results at Columbo -that is about two CVs worth of Kates and Vals, and one CV's Zero air group. No wonder he ran off - he has a broken weapon.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/10/2013 1:20:37 AM   
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SigNet: Intel reveals more units prepping for Rangoon. A Reg, arty, and Southern Army.

SwPac: Night raid on Port Morseby, no damage, the weather has been fortunately poor.

Java: The Dutch resistance at Tijilajap ends with 6300 casualties. Soerabaja: PT boats sortie to Pamekasan and sink two xAKs, some vehicles still aboard. The air raids over the port are intensifying. We lose alot of people every day there now.

Bay of Bengal: IJN carriers spot Royal Navy cruisers off Sabang first. I had hoped for a night action. The results are complete to Japan. The Royal Navy loses for the past 3 days is still not all together clear yet.

China: Chungking: Zekes sweep the sky clear. Paul always comes in at max altitude. He is going to regret this later. Changteh: Daily 100+ sorties over the Chinese and followed by bombardments. Casualties are acceptable thus far, they are escaping west. Kweilin falls as the rear guard is routed. Tuyun holds under increasing air and land (bombardment) attacks.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 30,70

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 46
B5N2 Kate x 49
D3A1 Val x 37

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Exeter, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Emerald, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Enterprise, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Nizam, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Napier, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Norman, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Napier
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Tromp class CL
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nizam
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Exeter

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/10/2013 2:40:55 PM   
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China: Heavy bombing bleeds Chinese army at Changteh; they are 48 hours from exiting the death trap. Fingers crossed. IJA shock attacks again at Changteh.

Burma: IJAF fighter sweep over Moulmein, probing defenses, it will not be long before the bombers appear.



Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 89952 troops, 1042 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 2396

Defending force 73293 troops, 552 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1709

Japanese adjusted assault: 1956

Allied adjusted defense: 1695

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
8167 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 459 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 73 disabled
Guns lost 79 (5 destroyed, 74 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2685 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 253 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 52 disabled
Guns lost 41 (12 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Assaulting units:
110th Division
34th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
39th Division
32nd Division
40th Division
15th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
72nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
17th Chinese Base Force
5th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
27th Group Army
30th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
9th War Area
7th Artillery Regiment

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/11/2013 5:18:56 PM   
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East Coast: Skilled in anti ship and ground attack the 22nd bomb group deploys to San Diego for assignment.

India; LTGEN Christison relieves BGEN Addington of IV Indian Corp and goes to railhead east.

Burma: Elements of the IJA 15th? army are seen to be moving NE out of Moulmein. Doubt I can force a shock attack accross the Salween. Intel picks up more units prepping for Rangoon. Kaga missed by Dutch sub off Sabang.

China: Daily heavy air raids particularly over Changteh cause very heavy losses. The Chinese are only miles from escape to the west. They shock attack again.

Ground combat at Changteh (81,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 84470 troops, 1040 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 1933

Defending force 70479 troops, 542 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1411

Japanese adjusted assault: 915

Allied adjusted defense: 1111

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
4809 casualties reported
Squads: 131 destroyed, 211 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 64 disabled
Guns lost 47 (1 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2346 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 240 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 23 (6 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
34th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
110th Division
32nd Division
39th Division
40th Division
15th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
9th Prov Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
30th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/12/2013 4:12:40 AM   
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West Coast: Many destroyers await refits. Lexington ready tomorrow. Hornet receiving SBD3s.

SoPac: IJN spots supplies in bound for Pago Pago. Yorktown and Enterprise will slip out of port tonight to patrol south of our defensive perimeter for surface raiders. Warspite will also leave tonight patroling to the west of the CVs looking for chance to hit Fiji.

SwPac: II fighter command reaches Australia and is unloading. They will railhead to assist US squadrons operating on the northeast coast. Orders are given to the reinforced 19th bomb group to hit the port at Buna again. Airfields are still at 4 but getting close to 5.

Java: The Dutch are cornered in the southeast.

Burma: Anxious times for Burma Corp as they wait for the 4th division to cross the Salween River and begin the assault on Rangoon. IJAF torpedo bombers sink merchants off Ramree Isle. Indian III Corp HQ will arrive tomorrow at the jungles edge and begin to march south to thier new command already emplaced SW of Imphal.

China; Large Chinese army escapes the Changteh pocket and hurries west. Kukong falls.






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West Coast: Lots of refits beginning. 22nd bomb group arrives from the east coast.

SoPac: IJN TF spotted due north PagoPago. I believe this to be the same light TF which tried to intercept unloading marines in the Line Islands last month. Cpt Horner on Trenton departs Eua for a look andCpt Sanders on Nashville is detached to from an ampib convoy and ordered to patrol positions.

Java: The Dutch can only hold on another week or two.

Burma: recon assets withdrawn and Lysanders stage in to keep an eye on IJA 15th Army approaching from Moulmein. Newly arrived RAF recon units train up in India.

China: The bombing sorties are still high but Chinese casualties were mild today compared to ones suffered in the Changteh pocket. IJA units put more pressure on Kweilin. I checked the rest area for Chinese units rebuilding and training since March 1st. While many more formations have joined them, of the nine original corps located there, 162 squads have been added to their TOE. The build rate is 350/per mo. Two cavalry corps will depart from Central reserve soon to bolster the lines.






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SoPac: The Trenton mixes it up with IJN destroyers off Pago Pago. The engagement yields little and the IJN is no where to be found in the morning.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Pago Pago at 149,160, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio
DD Tadeshiwa

Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Shell hits 1
DD Conyngham

China: A CAP trap nets half a dozen bombers for no loss. The AVG stages back to the rear.

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Very quiet. Heavy air raids in China and an IJAF raid on ships unloading at Rangoon. Heavies score a few port and port supply hits on Buna. The IJA should cross the Salween shortly as well as reach Port Morseby over the Owen Stanley range.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 6/16/2013 2:27:53 PM   
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SoPac: IJN DDs spotted NNE of Pago Pago.

Australia: IJAF sweeps Port Morseby, its about even. MGen Tinker takes over II Fighter command at Cairnes.

Burma: IJAF sweeps Rangoon, we are ready. Bettys get a torp into a Brit BB west of Rangoon, the BBTF is ordered to retire, damage light. The allies lose more shipping to Rangoon to Bettys. I don't care I want to supply China for as long as possible. The Imperial Guards cross the river north from Moulmein and meet strong elements of Burma Corp.

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 18459 troops, 157 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 655

Defending force 7942 troops, 36 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 339

Japanese adjusted assault: 163

Allied adjusted defense: 405

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
3455 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 236 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 96 disabled
Guns lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
415 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
12th Engineer Regiment
14th Guards Regiment
25th Army
15th Army
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Southern Army
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Burma Brigade
1st Burma Brigade
Tenasserim BAF Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
11th Burma Rifles Battalion
16th Indian Brigade
Burma Corps

China: Usual sweeps and bombings. Do the IJAF pilots ever take a day off????

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