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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/2/2014 4:52:17 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HansBolter
Doesn't the Yorkie enter at San Diego (she does in scenario 10 anyway). I always send those 8 DDs that enter at Balboa to San Diego to meet her.


Yeah, Hans, you're right. I was probably thinking of Hornet. She's a ways off yet. Chalk it up to staying up late getting the 3rd turn in.

One annoying thing with IronBabes is that the entire Chinese fighter force is stashed away far to the NE part.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/2/2014 5:05:19 PM   
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18 Dec 1941 (Not bad for a week of play)

Landing at Lingayen. A few turns ago, I had the surviving PTs staging out of there. They ran into 3 DDs and were wiped out.
Guam and Hong Kong still holding.
Manila/Clark are being approached from the N and SE. Bayombong falls at the former, Naga falls at the latter.
Cagayan falls fairly quickly

Swordfish got a shot at AV Kunikawa Maru a ways south of Japan proper. Other than the usual stuff, it's mostly quiet. 3 DMs from Pearl seeded Wake nicely with mines. I'm working on gathering the carriers up and getting the battleships moved stateside for their upgrades. I plan to tread carefully around the Solomons to stop any cheap conquests. KBs still prowling around their start areas.

Yorktown looks to be stocked with Dauntlesses when she arrives. Hornet's still stuck with SBCs. They will do the job, if necessary, but I'll have to see how the SBD pool looks when she comes in. I don't want to attrit them too badly in the meanwhile.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/2/2014 7:20:26 PM   
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Hornet shows up late enough for you to build enough SBD-3s to upgrade her bomber groups, if you don't burn up too many upgrading Marine squadrons or replacing excessive casualties on your other carrier groups. The Vindicators do just fine as trainers, so no need to rush and upgrade them, IMO.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/2/2014 9:19:33 PM   
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Yep. If I'm careless and let all the marines upgrade, I can get short in a hurry.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/3/2014 2:33:28 AM   
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Guam, Oosthaven and Lingayen all fall. Lingayen was worst since the 21st Infantry Division surrendered along with the coast defense unit. The latter beat up a couple of xAPs pretty good, though.

IJA armour raced to Oosthaven fairly quickly

Not a lot new otherwise.

Cannonfodder did mention that flak ripped up his dive bombers a bit. My combat reports don't seem to confirm that.

I had re-downloaded the unit patch artwork from Halsey's site. Everything seems totally out of kilter to what should be displayed. Any suggestions as to a good download to use for DBB-C IronBabes?

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/3/2014 1:00:55 PM   
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Another quiet-ish turn.

Landing at Kuching
Miri falls.

Mikuma eats two 250 lb bombs from Hudsons in the Java Sea. Minimal damage apart from losing a light flak mount.

Occasional raids and attacks in China. One hex W of Wuchang, one IJA unit is facing three Chinese units of equal strength. Their commanders have been liquidated and replaced. Attack orders given. Maybe this will hurt. Overall, I'm trying to get most everybody formed into stacks.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 1:56:43 AM   
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One small glimmer of hope. It shows what a difference you can make with real leaders in charge instead of craven aid-skimming sycophants.

quote:

Ground combat at 83,51 (near Wuchang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31190 troops, 159 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 729

Defending force 13671 troops, 122 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 368

Allied adjusted assault: 435

Japanese adjusted defense: 199

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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Japanese ground losses:
3846 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 18 (8 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
73rd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
3rd Division


Other than that...

A similar attempt at Lang Son with two corps goes nowhere.

Madang and Kuching both fall. Hong Kong still holding out.

Mostly quiet otherwise. A stray DM gets caught near the Philippines and finally sunk after four encounters. They never landed a hit on the other three.

Some xAPs with an ARD escaping Batavia gets caught and sunk. A few other ARDs are well on their way to Perth and Darwin. They'll probably make it.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 3:46:36 PM   
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Does DBB give you multiple ARDs? In stock, the Allies don't get more than a couple of ARDs, and only a few ARs at the start.
Do you mean APDs on the ones escaping to Australia?

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 4:43:35 PM   
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Does DBB give you multiple ARDs? In stock, the Allies don't get more than a couple of ARDs, and only a few ARs at the start.

Yes. A few at start but then quite a number over time. Most of ~3,000 tons capacity with some larger (like 10k or 30k), but a few arrive with 55,000 tons capacity.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 6:00:29 PM   
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Off of memory at work...

3 in the DEI

1 at PH

I think one is in San Fran.

Getting them relocated is a serious long range plan, plus it ties up additional ships to give them the range.

I am getting the ARDs to Oz. I did lose the one at Batavia, but the ones at Soerabaja should make it. Very useful at the forward bases. The one at Pearl is enroute to Suva. It's down near Christmas Is at present.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 9:35:33 PM   
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Off of memory at work...

3 in the DEI

1 at PH

I think one is in San Fran.

Getting them relocated is a serious long range plan, plus it ties up additional ships to give them the range.

I am getting the ARDs to Oz. I did lose the one at Batavia, but the ones at Soerabaja should make it. Very useful at the forward bases. The one at Pearl is enroute to Suva. It's down near Christmas Is at present.

Ed

In Stock Scenario 1 or 2, Darwin is a trap in the first 9-10 months of game time. KB and MKB can come in from East and West and anything on N. Aus. is a target. I would keep the ARD further back until you can have more sea control.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/4/2014 10:07:25 PM   
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Yeah, you're right. I don't think anyone's grabbed Darwin in any other PBEM I've had. I don't need to make assumptions. Brisbane's probably a better destination, though I'll still waypoint through there.

It's extremely early yet, and probably the only earlier-than-scheduled thing he's captured is Rabaul and Buin. There's no real activity I can tell towards Burma either. Recon assets would be nice, but I'm getting occasional sweeps over Moulmein.

I have the next turn in, but haven't really posted since it was so non-eventful. My Singapore refugees arrived at Colombo, so I have transports to distribute. A few extra DDs to the group helps, too.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/5/2014 1:32:32 AM   
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Well congrats on that - it's rare for players to get anything significant out of Singers, unless they fly out a few unit
fragments to help with rebuilding. Since they brought in the ability to buy back units not many even bother to save fragments.


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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/5/2014 12:05:29 PM   
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Going from memory, there were at least 15 ships in that convoy, so they'll be useful. A few DDs also.

This is the fastest that part has ever collapsed on me. Usually I can get the Aussies and some of the air HQs out. There's a lot of stray troops to the north which are now cut off. His force has been sitting in Jahore Bahru, probably getting ready to cross. I'll move everybody north. There's the possibility Cannonfodder left that route unguarded. Not a lot of choice otherwise.

ABDA HQ is re-locating to Darwin. Any Dutch unit which can be re-organized, I'm flipping to ABDA and sending to Port Moresby. The good part, is that the PP cost is fairly cheap, being in the same tree as KNIL. I'm still working on working the Oz army go get something there too. Two or three units of Bofors would be nice. In DBB, at least, they have a habit of shredding dive bombers.

One of my two ARs at Pearl is heading for Dutch Harbor. All but the most grievous sub damage can be handled there, saving transit time. I'm still at 0% on my airfield building, with at least 35 engineer squads and a bunch of dirt moving vehicles. I'm hoping it lets me, period. I haven't given much thought in that area, but I'd like to find a suitable bomber field for dealing with Adak. I've re-routed a bomber group to Seattle for assignment to 11th AF when PPs allow. I won't bother until basing's available.

Apart from this, I've been reading Shattered Sword again, as I like to once a year. It gets me in the proper frame of mind.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/5/2014 12:54:54 PM   
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I have to add...

I really am resisting turning the whole Dutch affair into a craven Sir Robin. Cannonfodder has been playing the Singapore/DEI area pretty efficiently, so I have no clue how adventurous he'll be when this theater is wrapped up. I've gone through some of his earlier AARs trying to gauge his style, but he was playing allies.

I'm not fully sure on KB's situation at this point. I think CarDiv 2 has been hanging around Singapore with CarDiv 1 off the west coast of the Philippines. CarDiv 5 is MIA at this point, but may be in the NE Borneo area.

I plan to run a patrol with York and Sara across the northern coasts of the Solomons, in case he's probing that ways. I'm not going anywhere near Rabaul at this point, and would prefer to remain unseen, unless there's some ships to hit. It was always handy to have the line even with Gili Gili (... oops, Milne Bay... old UV name...) to gauge the bomber range from Rabaul. Either way, they, and Lex when she's out of drydock in 3 days, will base out of Sydney for the time being.

Flying boats at PM are retrieving the Rabaul base force from the hex SW of Rabaul that they were driven to. Base units are precious to me right now. I'm also getting ready to ship fighters and bombers of 5th AF to Brisbane from San Francisco -- about 2 groups worth. The USMC's first air wing's squadrons will head that way, too. Probably Suva. I'll gather the 2nd wing at Pearl for the time being. I'll probably also send out some of those endless numbers of Kingfisher squadrons that are starting to accumulate. They can be useful dive-bomber squadrons later.

I guess keeping an AAR makes me say everything my mind...

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/5/2014 2:15:08 PM   
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Going from memory, there were at least 15 ships in that convoy, so they'll be useful. A few DDs also.

This is the fastest that part has ever collapsed on me. Usually I can get the Aussies and some of the air HQs out. There's a lot of stray troops to the north which are now cut off. His force has been sitting in Jahore Bahru, probably getting ready to cross. I'll move everybody north. There's the possibility Cannonfodder left that route unguarded. Not a lot of choice otherwise.

ABDA HQ is re-locating to Darwin. Any Dutch unit which can be re-organized, I'm flipping to ABDA and sending to Port Moresby. The good part, is that the PP cost is fairly cheap, being in the same tree as KNIL. I'm still working on working the Oz army go get something there too. Two or three units of Bofors would be nice. In DBB, at least, they have a habit of shredding dive bombers.

One of my two ARs at Pearl is heading for Dutch Harbor. All but the most grievous sub damage can be handled there, saving transit time. I'm still at 0% on my airfield building, with at least 35 engineer squads and a bunch of dirt moving vehicles. I'm hoping it lets me, period. I haven't given much thought in that area, but I'd like to find a suitable bomber field for dealing with Adak. I've re-routed a bomber group to Seattle for assignment to 11th AF when PPs allow. I won't bother until basing's available.

Apart from this, I've been reading Shattered Sword again, as I like to once a year. It gets me in the proper frame of mind.

Ed-

Some other players have suggested using DH and Umnak as mutually supporting bases - Umnak can build airfields easily and DH can build the port to support ships.
I am not sure if the game takes terrain into account, but DH is mountainous and I had the BF there building airfield for eight months without getting a level one. Just not worth the effort.
Umnak port is easier to build to level 1 than DH airfield!

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/5/2014 10:44:42 PM   
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I've been rounding up the Indian base units and sending them to Diampur and Chittagong. I want to start getting Kohima and Diampur built up. Likewise with the Chittagong/Akyab corridor. I've been landed on a number of times in that area. Getting airplanes to defend them with is another matter. I don't really want to gut India proper of development, in case he makes a move that way, but I need some strong points at the edges.

I have an obsession with recombining broken units. Sometimes it isn't always possible.

This turn, it's been sub issues. An I-boat hit an xAK one hex from San Fran while another sailed into Darwin harbor. I'm resorting to minesweepers at the latter. I have something like 4 Kingfisher squadrons there. Figures, I didn't think about that 'til now...

The easternmost base in North Borneo, near Miri, has been landed upon. The QE and been repairing in San Fran (3 days for 1 sys!). I'll be speed shuttling things to Oz soon. I'll use her until her time runs out.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/6/2014 8:55:38 PM   
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Landing at Singkawang and Jesselton. Finally Hong Kong falls.

I'm getting about 3 shots per turn at his shipping. I deserve to get lucky sometime soon. I had a good shot at a CS last turn. Sub patrols around Japan are fairly established now.

All transferrable USAAF squadrons from PI are out. 1 Sq of P-40s at Darwin along with the 17s. The rest of the Warhawks are being shipped to Townsville. Banshees have started to arrive at Brisbane. As soon as I get enough support at Moresby, I'll start beefing that up. Rabaul's been fairly quiet for awhile. I'll task one of the Cat squadrons at PM to recon, as well as search. I tend to neglect recon -- probably because I have trouble interpreting the results as far as LCUs are concerned.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/7/2014 7:50:59 PM   
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A little shard of good news. I didn't realize I had MTBs there...

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ay Time Surface Combat, near Kwangchowan at 73,61, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS W-3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
DMS W-3 engages MTB 12 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DMS W-3 sunk by MTB 27 at 2,000 yards
MTB 27 sunk by DMS W-2 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-2 sunk by MTB 26 at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


Troops are ashore at Balikpapan... well greeted. Coast artillery also landed a bunch of hits, too:

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TF 20 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMc Seki Maru #3, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMc Fumi Maru #2, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Sonan Maru #6, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Venice Maru, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Balikpapan Defenses firing at AMc Seki Maru #3
AMc Seki Maru #3 firing at Balikpapan Defenses
Balikpapan Defenses firing at AMc Fumi Maru #2
AMc Fumi Maru #2 firing at Balikpapan Defenses
4 mines cleared


Singkawang has fallen.

Most of his air activity has been busy in China, with the usual whizzy single-engine bombers. Of course, with my troops in open ground, they're still suffering from them.

I've been dealing with sweeps over Rangoon. I've been rotating a squadron of Tigers there, and they haven't been coping too well. I'll stand them down until he starts any real attacks.

Since Manado has been stalemated, he's brought in some reinforcements. Namely the 8th Tank Regiment. This probably won't last long.

Also, the reason for the sub in Darwin itself is now showing itself, with a mine hit on an xAK. I had four AMs sitting there in an ASW TF, but they never did any clearing. I set them to anti-mine to see if that helps. I'm going to return the favor and seed all the likely landing points on Java with the Dutch CMs and CMcs.

I've also realized I've neglected the Russians, so I need to get them all building and training. Maybe he'll push his luck in Manchuria. One thing I've noticed is that all the Soviet units look more "complete" than in other scenarios. Airplanes, at least, look up to strength.

Is it bad when I look forward to PI and DEI falling, just to get them off my plate?

Ed

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/7/2014 9:24:05 PM   
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Since you forgot about the Brit MTBs in China (most players advocate sending them to the PI to mess with the landings there), You might try disbanding them in a Chinese port to see if they can be returned to the pool at any of those available ports.

Set your minesweepers to patrol a one hex patrol zone in the port hex and they will clear mines there.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/7/2014 9:44:53 PM   
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Good idea Hans!
I was wondering what should be done with them since that port cannot reload torps.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/8/2014 1:24:42 AM   
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They're at Pakhoi, the only free port. No dice on returning them to the pool there. If I was smart, I would have taken care of that before Hong Kong fell. I always do that to the PTs at Pearl, but always forget the RN's boats. That's a size 3 port, but I guess you can only reclaim them at a major one. DD's have been going after them, usually taking one at a time. I'm down to about 1/2 dozen. No way to re-arm.

In other news, as of Dec 26, Manado fell, as expected.

Fast transports are landing troops at Lunga. My two CV TF is nearing Samoa, so they're too far to anything about it. While tempting, I'm not going to hit any bases with them. I need a "fleet in being" for now.

I had two AMcs at Darwin and they're clearing things out nicely. Two of Cannon's xAK ate a mine at Balikpapan. He's making headway against the mines there, though. A bunch of Vals caught the CM at Bandjermasin. Looks like a mini-KB in the strait south of Balikpapan. Looks like th4e mines got planted, so more work for him.

Lex is out of the yard at Pearl, now enroute for Suva to join the other two. I still have the squadron of wind-indicators on board. I'll drop them off there or at Noumea.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/8/2014 8:27:57 PM   
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Let's see what falls today...

Victoria Point and Chumphon on Malaya. Balikpapan and Lunga. Also, Singapore falls on the first shot. Far too quick for my taste. Those troops will be in fairly good shape to move on to the next target.

Other than that, various air raids and one-sided battles in China, mainly in the East and Northeast. Occasional stray shipping near Borneo also getting smacked by Mini-KB.

I'm guessing I'll find out sooner rather than later where his stage 2 ambitions will lie.

He's got a sub snooping Dutch Harbor. My ships have deterred him from any attacks, but haven't hit him either.

I suppose I should start worrying about mini-subs and their carriers. Treespider was a master at hitting me with those.

51st Pursuit Group arrives in East US. Since they're part of 10th AF, they're going to Cape Town.

1st USMC Raiders packing up in East US for San Fran. I want to do evil things with them.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/9/2014 1:55:18 PM   
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An IJN TF with Chitose, Nagara and 3 DDs encountered a big group of xAPs escorted by Java and a Dutch DD between Dili and Kendari. I only lost one xAP during the day, but the rest are beat up a bit. The worst will limp to Dili, while the others go to Darwin. They were carrying a bunch of Dutch units, including infantry and flak. Funny how my searches had no clue. I spread a number of hits around, with Nagara eating 5, but I don't think much was serious. One IJN DD is burning.

We had a big, ugly battle at Chengchow. Lots of units on both sides and, of course, the Chines are immediately evicted. China's always been a serious weak point with me. (except against the AI) It's like cleaning up a molasses spill.

Landings at Finschhafan.

Other than that, not too much. He's slowly advancing down Luzon from the north.

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An IJA tank regiment went snooping into Moulmein. Fixed his wagon. I'm trying to get the Burma Division assembled yet.

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Ground combat at Moulmein (55,55)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9120 troops, 47 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Defending force 384 troops, 0 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Allied adjusted assault: 95

Japanese adjusted defense: 33

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 23 (12 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
11th Burma Rifles Battalion
6th Burma Rifles Battalion
4/14th Punjab Battalion
2nd Burma Brigade
Railway BAF Battalion
4th Burma Rifles Battalion
1st Burma Brigade
3rd Burma Rifles Battalion
2nd King Own YLI Battalion
107th RAF Base Force
27th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
108th RAF Base Force

Defending units:
14th Tank Regiment


IJN subs are getting real inconvenient right now. One at Dutch Harbor claimed a tanker. Another hit the xAP at Port Blair the very turn I was loading the base force there. Currently on the island is one support squad. I did claim two xAKs near Japan. I only claimed them due to extended surface engagements with them. Several other failed shots otherwise. If it were late '43 right now, I'd be raking him over the coals good.

Finschhafan falls. Troops landing at Kendari.

an IJN CVL is 3 hexes NW of Gasmata. Kates and Zekes hit an xAP unloading at Moresby. It was already unloaded, so that's a relief, at least. I'll see if I can get my guys in range. If I had the base support at PM, I'd get the Banshees there, but I'm still short. I'm trying to get PPs built up. I've used a bit culling the Chinese generalship. I'm split between freeing up Aussies, Indian Army and US forces. I'm not sure how to prioritize at the moment.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/9/2014 5:54:57 PM   
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Davao, Sidate and Sambas fall. More landings at Pontianak, Muntok, Ketapang and Kudat.

Today is good torpedo day, claiming an AKE off of Japan. Bad torpedoes at an xAK at Cam Ranh Bay.

His CVL is getting bolder, standing off 2 hexes ENE of Buna. He attacked an xAP to no effect. ENT and SARA have to hit Brisbane first, as I don't have the fuel to directly sortie up that ways. His TF is showing APDs, so I'm not sure if he's targeting Buna or Milne. I hope he doesn't wrap it up before my CVs can get there.

A big TF with transports and an ARD is now just off Geraldton. The ARD will live at Perth at this point. It can handle 8,000 tons, so I have an eye on running subs out of there at some point. I'm favoring Darwin for the time being. Soerbaja will currently serve until it's gone. Two more ARDs are just off Koepang. a 3,000 and a 20,000 one. They'll live at Darwin. I'd like to get an AKE there and at Townsville at some point.

YORK has arrived at San Diego. I'll get her going to Oz also. I'm reluctant to get pigeonholed into a dirty Solomons grind. I'd prefer to cleanse the Marshalls first and work from there. I tend to have more of a Nimitz mindset on running the war. The Marshalls will take a massive effort, as I would like to hit a bunch of islands simultaneously. I'm not sure if I'd stage out of Pearl or Christmas Is for that. The clincher is that whatever I take needs enough room to use as a staging point for the next invasion. Either way, I need my upgraded BBs back, so I'm looking several months out.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/9/2014 10:38:38 PM   
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Muntok, Ketapang, Billiton, Djambi and Malacca are taken.

An A-24 squadron I sent to PM made a run. As suspected, it's built around Zuhio. 4 got through the CAP, to no effect.

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Another relatively quiet day. No bases fell.

I'm getting hit by naval air at Soerbaja and Moresby, with ships (un)loading getting hit. My days of free transit are ending for now.

I'm looking at what I can convert ship-wise. I have nearly zero APs on the west coast, since they've all gone out on the initial shipping wave. I know it well into '42 before I can convert xAKs into xAPs. I've got two xAKs converting to AKEs and two Wickes boats converting to APDs. I intend to use APDs to do things with Aussie commandos and USMC Raiders. I've got a big group of transports and tankers from Sydney enroute to the States. I would say they're roughly 10 days out. I have enough in Oz to feed the smaller bases around as well as PM, so anything more is wasted excess. I'm getting transports staged at Suva and Pearl for stepping-stone work. Almost all my militarized transports are enroute to Pearl for now.

My naval air TF is two days out from Brisbane. From there I'll wax Zuiho, if she's still hounding Moresby. It may put a brake on the Solomons in general for awhile.

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RE: Too much Iron in my Diet - Mundy vs Cannonfodder - 8/10/2014 3:38:28 PM   
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I like the 3900 ton capacity xAKs for xAPs. They convert to 1000 troop/2200 cargo xAPs and have decent range.
They can dock at smaller ports and unload fairly quickly in an amphib landing. Losing one or two in an attack is not a
major catastrophe like some of the bigger APs that can become APAs.

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That's sorta a minor advantage the IJN has. Practically all their xAKs have some troop capacity. Very handy for artillery and such.

I'm going to a more dispersed philosophy with my shipping. In the past I ruled them all with an iron fist only from major ports, which enhanced always having enough for the mission with the tradeoff of less efficiency in getting them there. I'll have to feel out the sweet spot. I'm not sure if amphibious missions are feasible from Pearl. I think fatigue and such on the troops goes up if they're on ship too long.

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