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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/2/2013 8:58:05 PM   
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Washington: This AAR was named correctly. The time is dark. The perimeter is beset on all sides. The IJN has secured two islands in the Aleutians and will probably seek more. Canton Island in CenPac along with the Marshals and Gilberts. The Solomons down through the Fiji s is occupied and the IJA is camping on the south coast of New Guinea within shelling range of Port Morseby. With the Chinese front collapsing in the north and precarious situation on the Yangtze, it may not matter so much that Rangoon is being evacuated of non essential personel this evening. It is gloom and doom at HQ. As it generally against accepted principals to drink heavy at the O club before the sun sets on Thursdays, it is a dark mood at TWIT indeed.

West Coast: The Hornet uses PPs much needed elsewhere to get her airgroups up to snuff. RADM Fletcher on Yorktown will sail from the AO tonight on a secret mission. Behind him the 111th RCAF sqd loads for Australia. The 22nd bomb group also packs up for a move south. Somewhere an infantry division is expected to arrive by rail for embarkation shortly.

Hawaii: CenPac: Most of the submarine patrols are terminated. The boats will refit, divide into divisions, and redeploy. The 9th Marine reg is expected in port soon. The shipyards are full, the Pearl Harbor strike beat the battleship line to a pulp. While the AAA is impressive at Pearl, many of the fighter squadrons are still under strength and utilizing obsolete birds.

SoPac: The rear depot is functional, defended, and supplied.

Burma: SS Truant scores a hit on CL Abukuma outside Moulmein and sets her on fire. (only good news for the day). The evacuation of Rangoon is ordered, maybe to late. Burma Corp is a shell. The 6th Australians get the news today on Geraldton as they slog through the jungles in Hukawng Valley.

SwPac: Australia: The IJA shows how good they are today at sea and on the ground. The defenders are routed from Geraldton and persued by armor south. Two Dutch cruiser flotillas close on the port at night. They are both annilated. The Sumatra takes 60 shell hits before a magazine explosion finishes her. The Java goes down an hour later. De Ruyter arrives in the day light and is quickly dispatched. All but one destroyer escort, limping home along the coast are lost. While the reports are a bit sketchy, it looks like very superficial damage to the Japanese. The surviving Dutch Cruiser Durban is in bad shape as well. No upgrades to the 1st Aussies today, which worries me. I need to read the manual again. I hope they don't need 350+ squads to begin.



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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/7/2013 12:42:03 AM   
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Losses at sea heavy to the Dutch and Australians. Japanese forces close on Perth. Chinese defeat on the Yangtze, the line still holds. Rangoon falls. Peril everywhere.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/9/2013 10:22:06 PM   
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SwPac: Emergency situation in western Australia as Perth in surrounded. Warspite lost off Port Morseby. She absorbs many shells and takes two CLs down with her. Two IJN BBs will need yard time as well. The IJN land more forces on the perimeter of PM.

Burma: Japanese recon reaches the plains in front of Mandalay. Port Blair under amphibious assault.(Hey spell check!)

China: Air raids continue non stop. Huge numbers of bombers daily.




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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/9/2013 11:32:13 PM   
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I don't get your comment about spell check.
Looks fine to me.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/9/2013 11:48:30 PM   
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The last two times I have logged on, my font has changed and I have spell check.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/10/2013 12:19:04 AM   
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Mine changed a couple of months back. I assumed it was a Matrix-wide change in the board software.
I haven't checked whether there is a personal preferences setting in the user account to change this.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 3:02:26 AM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 6:43:01 AM   
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Ouch ... and I don't even know what happened!

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 8:06:09 PM   
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SwPac: After less than a week of fighting, IJA forces enter Perth.

Burma: The front line trace has disintegrated in the south. IJA forces have reached the river crossings north to Mandalay. Some RAF ground attacks, successful last week suffered acute losses today over central Burma as IJAF Zeros inherit deserted strips. P38s fly their first combat sorties but find nothing. A composite group was filled out in the western US as transferred to 10th Air Force last week to augment the RAF. Most of the 7th Australian division is in theater.

China: Confused front lines as Chinese units attempt to cut off IJA supply lines.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 8:10:20 PM   
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I lost every conceivable confrontation today. Land, air, and sea. I have an IJN TF loose in the central Pacific I can't get clear eyes on and I'm sweating the arrival of Saratoga in CenPac. Even the AVG was bested by early model zeros over Chungking downing none. I am off to see what triggers Australian reserves and brush up on my land combat.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 11:08:06 PM   
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That's not good Kurt, but you can come back. Just remember this day and fight on. Remember May 14th. Hmm that doesn't sound as good as Remember the Alamo.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/16/2013 11:47:05 PM   
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I'm hip Joe, just waiting around for the next FUBAR.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/17/2013 4:04:34 AM   
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Port Blair falls to Imperial Japan. SigNet picks up another IJA division moving to Australia.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/17/2013 2:49:53 PM   
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SoPac:CenPac: Sara reaches home safely. IJN SAG located SSE of Canton.

Burma: Some good news in the skies as P38s from southern India clear skies in central Burma of Zeros with no loss.

China: confusion in the forests.





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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/19/2013 12:21:58 AM   
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CenPac: Following a three set tennis match which only reaches two sets, ADM Nimitz, now CnC Pacific Ocean areas shelves Operation Neptune's Spear. The three mile swim following the match of which the Admiral is the only one to complete, finds the new plan from TWIT worthy of attempt. Orders are given verbally on the spot to his exec. Operation Cross Court to proceed immediately. The opening move, code name "Service" is underway.

***the code name at Zulu HQ is "Red Headed step child". The obvious reason, we feel like one.****

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/23/2013 1:48:40 PM   
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The Japanese have landed and secured Diego Garcia.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/26/2013 3:19:09 PM   
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SwPac: IJN bombardment groups sortie to PM like clock work. They may try this one too many times. To the east Op Service is well underway.

Australia: IJA forces advance on Koolgerie.

Burma: The Burma Corp is eliminated NW of Rangoon after a week of heavy fighting.

China: IJA forces capture the base 2nd furthest north. I believe they are cut off from supplies and have been for over a week.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/26/2013 11:15:15 PM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/26/2013 11:20:35 PM   
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CenPac: Op Service continues to mount. Support TFs are at sea closing on point luck. One carrier TF spotted at over 600nm. Must be Mavis flying out of Canton although recon shows less than half a dozen ships on the ground there.

SoPac: Supporting TFs load and depart for point luck.

Australia: P39s beat up over Koolgerie from three plus IJN carriers off Perth. I believe I can account for 5-6 IJN fleet CVs now.

Burma: Seems quiet.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/27/2013 1:32:23 PM   
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Nice art work. What do you have at Ramree and Akyab.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/28/2013 12:12:43 AM   
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Akyab will be a tough nut for the IJA, Ramree is some of Burma Corp engineers and a little Indian infantry just enough to burn him in a shock attack. The intention at Ramree is more for intel, I fly short ranged recon from there. If I can hold it for forty-five days or so, heavies will work Rangoon over. The Aussies and British are III Corp (northern Burma) and will meet the IJA in the jungles NE of the central plains. I hope to draw the IJA there while I concentrate for a move up the coast in the fall.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 7/28/2013 4:14:39 PM   
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Relative quiet in most AOs. Another heavy shelling at Port Morseby. China sees the usual fifty plus sorties. Burma seems unusually quiet; I think this may be a secondary theater for Japan. I will not alter my plans there for now. The South Africans are at sea and are expected in Africa soon.

Operation Cross Court: Op Service: All forces are at sea. Carriers will refuel the day after Tomorrow and cruise point luck waiting for the slower elements to arrive. CVE-1 arrives on the west coast. We anxiously await Wasp as well.




Super Battleship Yamato spotted off Truk: May 30, 1942

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 30 days in June - 7/29/2013 5:18:15 PM   
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West Coast: A relief expedition is organized for Op Service. Seven hundred PPs from the bank. It hurts with Australia under so much pressure.

CenPac: Op Service in full swing. Hornet to join the fleet in twenty four hours, now refueling. Intel yesterday showed almost 100 ships at Rabaul.

SwPac: The IJA waits for more troops before attacking the Aussies in front of Kalgoolerie.

Burma: IJAF sweeps Akyab. We get the better but have many damaged frames. The USAF is building nicely in India and two squadrons of veteran Dutch fighters upgrade to Hurries and will be able to assist the Brits later this month over western Burma.

Indian Ocean: The Royal Navy sorties.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 30 days in June - 7/29/2013 8:26:03 PM   
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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 30 days in June - 7/31/2013 10:56:13 PM   
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General: Many, many, merchantmen enter yards for upgrades.

CenPac: Op Service: FAG-1 and FAG-2 (fast attack group) patrol point luck. FAG-3 is closing 120nm from due east. Transports and supply are 600nm to the north east. Objective service projected for June 5. FAG-1 and -2 refuel in heavy weather which I hope/wish disguises radio traffic. FAG-3 will refuel tomorrow. Recon from Pago Pago reports Suva with thirty eight aircraft sans fighters. I suspect there is a chutai or so at New Caledonia. F4s will stand down on the 2nd and recon objective Service on the 3rd, weather permitting. There are Bettys flying out of Suva as they have flown night raids over Pago Pago and last night over Eua.

SwPac: Allied cruisers intercept IJN patrol boats off Port Moresby and dispatch them. It's the first known IJN sinking's in quite a while. I order a quick night bombardment of the PM perimeter before they retire. Both cruisers have full main gun ammo. I hope supply is used when the IJN big guns reload at Rabaul and its not just free of charge. The IJA has closed with Aussies outside the Kaloorlie perimeter but have not attacked. Almost a dozen more Jap formations are 46m to the west and closing.

India: Reserve formations now total five divisions.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 30 days in June - 8/1/2013 12:51:42 AM   
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Yes, replenishing ammo does use supply, first from any AE or AKE that is there for the purpose, but then the AE/AKE must be restocked from the base. BBs do use the most supply to replenish after a bombardment.
Note that smaller ships can be replenished directly from the port without using the AE/AKE.

There is a table in the manual that describes the size of gun ammo that can be replenished in a given size port, modified by Naval Support troops. Level 7 ports can load most guns but not 16"/50s of the Iowa class nor the 18" guns of the Yamato class.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: 30 days in June - 8/1/2013 1:29:35 PM   
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Yes, first time I checked the table this game. It would seem with the number of BBs and CAs used to hammer PM and the number of sorties, a significant amount of supply is needed at Rabaul and Truk. I don't believe the silent service can interdict the sea lanes at this point so I will resume my judicial use of mines around his ports. I will take this info into account with Operation Neptune's Spear I hope to launch in September.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 8/1/2013 3:04:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

PS - here's a nugget learned during sandboxing: if you assault a city which has industry and kick the enemy out, some or all of the industry will be destroyed. If you go into the city and let him smash his troops against your defences, then patiently bomb and arty bombard until the enemy is eliminated, you take over the city by "Occupation" rather than assault and you get all the industry intact: manpower too. Haven't done a base with aircraft/vehicle/armaments factories yet.


Remember this little discussion? I have some hard figures for you.

On June 09 I took Bangkok by Deliberate attack, destroying the static Royal Thai Army HQ and retreating the static Thai Aviation Coy BF. The industry I captured was: Manpower 1(1), Resources 40, Heavy Industry 38(1), Refinery 20, Light Industry 70(50).

I redid the turn without the DA and commenced bombarding [by LCU artillery] and bombing from the air. I finally eliminated the two static units above and took the base by occupation on June 30 - three weeks later than using a DA. The base had a little damage from partisan attacks when the enemy units AV dropped below minimums, but the worst was 35 Port damage and very little AF damage. The big bonus was in the HI. What I captured was:

Manpower 3, Resources 40, HI 79(1), Refinery 20, LI 72(48) = a gain of one Manpower and 40 HI.

Doing the same thing at Harbin and Changchun [the Russians are in play, and man! - do they have artillery!], I captured Manpower 16 and 14 respectively vs. about 4 that you get with an assault on the base/city. The HI seems to be cut in half by an assault, and sometimes some of the LI is damaged too, but not destroyed.

Anyway, if you are not on an urgent timeline for conquest and want to capture more industry where it is needed, grinding the enemy to nothing and occupying the base has its benefits.

Edit: PS - I forgot to mention, at Harbin or Changchun I captured a Mavis aircraft factory intact. It did not convert to a vehicle factory. I have it set to not repair but to produce and am waiting to see if the 1 repaired production point will produce an aircraft in a month [the production rate in the industry screen]. I suspect it will not, and that no Allied squadron would be able to use the Mavis if it did.


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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 8/1/2013 11:56:43 PM   
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CnC CenPac: The North Carolina and Wasp are in the Caribbean and closing on the Panama canal. Her sixteen inch rifles will get work in this summer. A relief force for Objective Service is in blue water and steaming south with the Long Island covering. The assault TF for Service only makes 280nm yesterday and is expected at point luck in thirty six hours. All fast attack groups are fueled and ready. Reserves of fuel and supply are in rout. Eua reports another night raid and the reports indicate we down two, but recon at Suva shows double the number of attack aircraft now and ships in the harbor. Recon is shifted to objective Service for tomorrow. Operation Net is at sea and proceeding to the objective.

SwPac: Several surface groups reported around New Britain and I expect another run or three at PM. Our bombardment last night hit nothing, yielding only new and improved weapon pits for the IJA 4th division. The IJA closed on the perimeter forces at Kaloorlie (they are really moving fast) and we expect a blood bath on the third.

Burma: Ramree swept clean of fighters for now, I do not want to pay PPs to insert fresh squadrons.

China: The bombardments and bombings continue unabated.

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RE: Zuluhour vs Zigurat666: The Dark time - 8/1/2013 11:59:15 PM   
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BB, I am glad the IJA has needed shock attacks to take anything from me. Paul is addicted to the shock attack. I believe this will be an Achilles heel eventually.




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