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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 2:06:21 PM   
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USA to Australia - Your Canadian KVs are your best early war escorts. I convert almost all of my Clemson DDs to APDs and use them to escort my AOs and TKs TFs, first and foremost. Now, depending on how far east Mr Kane expands, I like both Christmas Island and Vava'u (largest potential port in SoPac outside of Aukland) as my refueling hubs, but you can go further south towards Tahiti, if needed. Troops, construction, and naval support units go to both quickly. 18 plane FPs go to both for ASW patrols. Use the slow 11 and 12 knot AO/TKs to feed Christmas (Los Angeles is my AO/TK hub for USA). You can use bases like Hilo or Christmas as initial destinations and then reset the TF for others further south (there are many not too far south of Christmas) to minimize your escorts refueling so much. I set many to Christmas and some of the dot bases to the south. Then, to Vava'u and bases around it before finally Sydney. Now, make sure you have "Do Not Refuel" option set!!! Once they get to Sydney and unload they should have enough to get back to Vava'u. There, I click the TF to "Minimum Refuel" with the possibility to make another destination of Christmas before getting back to USA. Following all this means I don't use the fuel I got to Australia being used to bring back fuel to the USA in the ships own bunkers. Most of my TFs are in the red fuel wise once they get to SF/LA.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 2:10:50 PM   
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I have a question. My WC to AUS convoys are red (not enough fuel for the whole trip). I have minimal refueling on. I suppose they will refuel in AUS and have enough fuel for the return trip, am I right?


Try and NOT refuel at OZ. The closer to the WC you refuel the more efficient you will be. So either top off the convoys somewhere in CENTPAC/SOPAC or have them refuel on their returnleg as close to the WC as possible. Obviously one just enough to get them home.

A few tips.

- As the allies shipping fuel in xAKs is perfectly viable.
- You have some long range shipping at CT. Move all of them to WC/Panama.
- CT is not a good base for supplying OZ as its fuel generation is too low.
- Get AA to OZ ASAP.
- Get a search network up in CENTPAC/SOPAC to cover your LOC.
- Don´t send too much naval assets to OZ as you can´t keep them fueled early on
- Keep your slow BBs in port until their 43 upgrades are done. Too slow and drink too much fuel.
- You will run out of fighters. Only use fighters when its needed for a greater good.
- Against Tom you will be short of fighters the entire game. Even in 45. Play accordingly.
- Never ever use 4Es unescorted.
- PDU ON games as the allies suck.

Tom will play very aggressively. He is not afraid to to take losses to grind you down. He will slowly but surely grind you down in China by relentless attacks both on the ground and in the air. Once you collapse by supply shortage you will crumble in a few months. Plan accordingly.

I´m not kidding about the fighter shortages. You will be chronically short the entire game. AA is your best friend and you will have to let it substitute for CAP in many instances. Never try an attrition war in the air against him. You will lose. Once he gets Tojos he will dominate until you get P47s. I strongly suggest reading GJs AAR to get some insight on how your situation in the air will look mid game. Its not a fun read for an allied player.

Good luck!

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 2:21:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: JocMeister

quote:

ORIGINAL: Olorin
I have a question. My WC to AUS convoys are red (not enough fuel for the whole trip). I have minimal refueling on. I suppose they will refuel in AUS and have enough fuel for the return trip, am I right?


Try and NOT refuel at OZ. The closer to the WC you refuel the more efficient you will be. So either top off the convoys somewhere in CENTPAC/SOPAC or have them refuel on their returnleg as close to the WC as possible. Obviously one just enough to get them home.

A few tips.

- As the allies shipping fuel in xAKs is perfectly viable.
- You have some long range shipping at CT. Move all of them to WC/Panama.
- CT is not a good base for supplying OZ as its fuel generation is too low.
- Get AA to OZ ASAP.
- Get a search network up in CENTPAC/SOPAC to cover your LOC.
- Don´t send too much naval assets to OZ as you can´t keep them fueled early on
- Keep your slow BBs in port until their 43 upgrades are done. Too slow and drink too much fuel.
- You will run out of fighters. Only use fighters when its needed for a greater good.
- Against Tom you will be short of fighters the entire game. Even in 45. Play accordingly.
- Never ever use 4Es unescorted.
- PDU ON games as the allies suck.

Tom will play very aggressively. He is not afraid to to take losses to grind you down. He will slowly but surely grind you down in China by relentless attacks both on the ground and in the air. Once you collapse by supply shortage you will crumble in a few months. Plan accordingly.

I´m not kidding about the fighter shortages. You will be chronically short the entire game. AA is your best friend and you will have to let it substitute for CAP in many instances. Never try an attrition war in the air against him. You will lose. Once he gets Tojos he will dominate until you get P47s. I strongly suggest reading GJs AAR to get some insight on how your situation in the air will look mid game. Its not a fun read for an allied player.

Good luck!


I was thinking of posting something similar but Joc more than covered it.

You will not fight oscars in the game except for those already on the map at the start. You will be fighting tojo's, Nicks, and my new favorite Tony's. They can sweep at 37K and there is nothing I have in my arsenal that can combat that.

Mass AA is your friend. Finally in 1943 I am turning the tide in Australia which was not completely conquered because I begged for mercy.

I tried a defensive strategy and would have lost on Jan 1, 1943 if we were playing for VP.

Watching this AAR closely to see what I might have done differently.


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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 2:44:26 PM   
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Thanks for all the advice guys. My SLOCS are a bit more risky compared to yours I see.
I have an AO at Hilo and Christmas in case my CS convoys need underway refueling. The problem is "refuel at waypoint" always does full refuel regardless of setting. Bug or am I missing something?

P.S.I somehow missed the Greyjoy vs Mr Kane AAR.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 2:55:33 PM   
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Refuel at waypoint - You can adjust what happens at a way point that is a base fuel wise. To the far right of 'waypoints' is yellow colored words. keep clicking on it until the fuel option you want shows up. Just like on main TF screen.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 5:29:22 PM   
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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 8:17:26 PM   
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Haven't been following the entire AAR, but see now that you are fortifying Koepang.

I usually do that primarily with Dutch units airlifted by flying boats.

You can pull in a fair amount of force from the scattered garrisons that will be taken piecemeal if you don't concentrate them.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/29/2016 10:06:20 PM   
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I've always found it easier to supply Australia through Perth via Capetown once I have my East Coast --> Capetown off-map convoys established rather than running the supplies across the Pacific.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 11/30/2016 2:18:43 PM   
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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/4/2016 10:59:16 AM   
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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/5/2016 10:47:39 PM   
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Will be interested in how it turns out and what the delay costs are to a Japanese expansion in resources and time table diversions.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/7/2016 4:31:42 PM   
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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/7/2016 5:52:31 PM   
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Good going in Darwin, but now you've destroyed his initial invasion it might be time to redeploy those forces to SE Oz.

Those citizen militia Aussie Divs are not much use if he decides to go really deep

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 5:13:57 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Encircled

Good going in Darwin, but now you've destroyed his initial invasion it might be time to redeploy those forces to SE Oz.

Those citizen militia Aussie Divs are not much use if he decides to go really deep


Perhaps you 're right.
When Singapore and Luzon fall Mr Kane will have 10 free divisions.
At Darwin I have the Marines that start in Luzon, the British detachment that starts at Kuching, all the Australian "armor" and an Australian militia division.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 5:55:51 AM   
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If you can get enough supply in there, the Aussie armoured/recce regiments start receiving some heavy metal really soon. Put them in rest mode so their upgrades can go ahead.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 8:46:15 AM   
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But if he brings a lot of bombers, they won't last long in the clear, even if they have decent tanks

Every Japanese player knows just how weak both Oz and India are at the start, so the aggressive ones will really go for one or the other.

It does look like he's heading for Oz based on what you have said so far, though it is far too early to tell.

Hope you are building forts at Karachi, Bombay, Melbourne and Sydney!

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 9:50:09 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Encircled

But if he brings a lot of bombers, they won't last long in the clear, even if they have decent tanks

Every Japanese player knows just how weak both Oz and India are at the start, so the aggressive ones will really go for one or the other.

It does look like he's heading for Oz based on what you have said so far, though it is far too early to tell.

Hope you are building forts at Karachi, Bombay, Melbourne and Sydney!


It's true his focus so far seems to be towards Oz. KB is at Kendari and mini-KB raided Townsville recently.
Melbourne and Sydney are fortified in Oz. In India, Calcutta, Chittagong and Madras.

I will upgrade my Aussie tanks after the old ones get trashed once.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 10:22:46 AM   
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Are you playing for AV?

Mr. Kane can get 6-7000 VP off of Australia by strat bombing.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 2:46:30 PM   
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Are you playing for AV?

Mr. Kane can get 6-7000 VP off of Australia by strat bombing.


Yes we are.

I tried the "bomb Australia" strategy against ny59Giants. I didn't get an AV, although I can't remember how many VPs I gained from strategic bombing. It should be close to what Mr Kane got against you I think.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/8/2016 2:55:16 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Wargmr

Are you playing for AV?

Mr. Kane can get 6-7000 VP off of Australia by strat bombing.


Yes we are.

I tried the "bomb Australia" strategy against ny59Giants. I didn't get an AV, although I can't remember how many VPs I gained from strategic bombing. It should be close to what Mr Kane got against you I think.


A large problem with me was that the sir robin strategy left me with too small a denominator to divide into. Your more forward approach will lead to higher Japanese casualties and that certainly could make the difference. Plus you are distracting his troops from other missions.

That is why this AAR is particularly interesting to me.


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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/9/2016 8:17:48 AM   
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Jan 26, 1942:

ABDA:
- Mr Kane lands at Ambon with 33rd Div & 5th Amphibious Bde, 580 AV in total against 300 of mine. 6 BB and several cruisers bombard daily, while the KB patrols the Ceram Sea.
- A Dutch sub launched 4 torpedoes at CV Soryu, all missed.

China:
- Japan's big stack of doom captured Shaoyang. My own strategic reserve is moving north from Kukong, aiming to cut off the enemy.

SigInt:
- 11 unrestricted Japanese divisions have been accounted for. 7 are at Singapore, 2 at Clark Field, 1 at Hong Kong, 1 at Ambon.
- All Japanese CVs and CVLs are in the EDEI, except Akagi and Kaga the location of which remains unknown.


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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/9/2016 12:07:24 PM   
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You guys who play PBEM are always talking about how many Japanese divisions are suddenly free to go elsewhere once they conquer something.

Don't any Japanese players actually leave anything to garrison what they've taken?

Most of the Allied divisions are needed just to garrison what needs to be protected form being taken by the Japanese.

Don't the Japanese need to use any of their divisions to hold onto what they have taken?

The AI takes bases and then abandons them so the player can simply follow behind and reoccupy them.

Please don't tell me that Japanese players do the same thing.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/9/2016 1:56:25 PM   
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ORIGINAL: HansBolter

You guys who play PBEM are always talking about how many Japanese divisions are suddenly free to go elsewhere once they conquer something.

Don't any Japanese players actually leave anything to garrison what they've taken?

Most of the Allied divisions are needed just to garrison what needs to be protected form being taken by the Japanese.

Don't the Japanese need to use any of their divisions to hold onto what they have taken?

The AI takes bases and then abandons them so the player can simply follow behind and reoccupy them.

Please don't tell me that Japanese players do the same thing.


I hope they do

I can't speak for others, but I can tell you that when I play Japan I keep a small reserve behind and use the smaller units to garrison places. The best defense is keeping the KB unseen, imho.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/14/2016 10:42:44 AM   
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Feb 02, 42

ABDA:
- CL Oi is torpedoed.
- Latest Japanese attack at Ambon:
quote:

Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 11692 troops, 98 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 477
Defending force 11471 troops, 201 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 260
Japanese adjusted assault: 94
Allied adjusted defense: 511
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
964 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
33rd Division
5th Amphibious Brigade

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment
Molukken Garrison Battalion
Manado Garrison Battalion
23rd Australian Brigade
205th Base Sqdn
Ambon Defenses
107th RN Base Force
108th RN Base Force
Ambon Base Force
305th Base Sqdn
131st Field Artillery Battalion
147th Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
260th Field Artillery Battalion
100th RN Base Force

A series of such attacks have reduced Japanese AV by 200, despite daily anval bombardments by 6 Japanese BBs. This will create a delay to an already slow advance in the DEI. There is also Koepang with 570AV (and growing to a potential 720), Cagayan with 700AV and Java with another 720AV.
-Latest attack at Clark Field:
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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 30773 troops, 423 guns, 375 vehicles, Assault Value = 880
Defending force 30084 troops, 423 guns, 162 vehicles, Assault Value = 758
Japanese adjusted assault: 1620
Allied adjusted defense: 1144
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
2612 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (4 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1475 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 126 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Division
48th Division
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
Provisional GMC Grp
803rd Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
202nd PA Construction Battalion
201st PA Construction Battalion
4th Marine Rgt /1

I am soon reaching the limit of the PA ground forces, as there are no more fresh divisions to throw into the meat grinder.
- Latest attack at Singapore:
quote:

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 77731 troops, 853 guns, 436 vehicles, Assault Value = 2160
Defending force 47308 troops, 471 guns, 302 vehicles, Assault Value = 552
Japanese adjusted assault: 694
Allied adjusted defense: 1031
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1943 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 170 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 58 (38 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2466 casualties reported
Squads: 132 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 100 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 35 (11 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (4 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
2nd Division
38th Division
4th Division
5th Division
21st Division
18th Division
6th Tank Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
3rd SSVF Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
11th Indian Division
1st Manchester Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
8th Indian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
27th Australian Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
22nd Indian Brigade
2nd Loyal Battalion
12th Indian Brigade
Malaya Army
2nd ISF Base Force
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
111th RAF Adv Base Force
109th RAF Adv Base Force
112th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
SSVF Brigade
Singapore Fortress
Malayan Air Wing
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Base Force
113th RAF Adv Base Force
110th RAF Adv Base Force
109th RN Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment

The beginning of the end. Soon 7 Japanese divisions will be released, although they lost 1/3 of their strength in this siege.

China:
There is much going on on the tactical level. Very briefly:
- The main hot zone right now is the Changsha plains, where Japan achieved a breakthrough with the aid of her airforce. I'm attempting to cut off the salient by retaking Pingsiang.
- Japan captured Yenan with two divisions and is trying to outflank my position by avoiding a direct river crossing.
- Japan captured the twin mountain hexes in the north (Patow) and I'm retreating back to Lanchow.
- Convoys have stopped resupplying Rangoon for about 10 days now, a result of losing too many transport ships by enemy torpedo bombers. Supply in China dropped to 70k tons, I 'm trying to organize a last delivery of 150k tons within February, before Singapore falls.



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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/16/2016 4:53:34 PM   
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Approximately what is he shoving up the Changsha enema tube? Are you bailing on Changsha itself? It strikes me that if you do exit Changsha he will quickly re-establish a flow of supplies to his salient thru there??

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/16/2016 5:48:24 PM   
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Probably be better using those forces to make the sure the x3 hexides to the North and West of Changhsa are well held. You can hold him there for months, while on the planes the IJAAF and armor can crumble you very quickly.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/17/2016 9:23:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: pontiouspilot

Approximately what is he shoving up the Changsha enema tube? Are you bailing on Changsha itself? It strikes me that if you do exit Changsha he will quickly re-establish a flow of supplies to his salient thru there??

He has:
- at Siangtan 4 infantry divisions, 6 tank regiments and the entire Japanese artillery arm.
- at Changsha 6 infantry regiments.
- at Hengyang 1 battered infantry division and 2 brigades
- at Chihkiang 1 infantry division.

Changsha will be held unless Mr Kane threatens the hex directly north of it, in which case I'll bail out. The aim is to spread his schwerpunkt thin covering its flanks and as you say, preventing flow of supplies.
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ORIGINAL: Encircled

Probably be better using those forces to make the sure the x3 hexides to the North and West of Changhsa are well held. You can hold him there for months, while on the planes the IJAAF and armor can crumble you very quickly.

Changsha will be held unless Mr Kane threatens the hex directly north of it, in which case I'll bail out. The aim is to spread his schwerpunkt thin covering its flanks and as you say, preventing flow of supplies.
IMHO of course!

I see your point. However, in order to get there I must take a route off road and enter Changsha from the southeast hexside. It will take at least a month to position them there. During this time Siangtan will be lost and Changsha threatened with encirclement. Meanwhile, I fear that if Mr Kane has kept a reserve, he can use it to pin my force in a dangerous place.

I much prefer to encircle the flower of Japan's army in China. We' ll see if it works or not.


< Message edited by Olorin -- 12/17/2016 9:26:50 AM >


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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/17/2016 1:22:06 PM   
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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/19/2016 8:50:57 AM   
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ABDA:
- Singapore fell on Feb 2.
- Clark fell on Feb 11. Survivors retreated to Bataan, behind lvl3 forts and 8.000 tons of supplies. Should last another month maybe?
- Ambon still standing strong after several deliberate attacks and daily naval bombardments.

SE Asia:
- 80.000 tons of supplies are being unloaded at Rangoon under cover of 200 fighters. Japanese sweep daily, losses are about 1:3.

NoPac:
- Adak now has a lvl5 port, lvl4 airfield and lvl 3 forts with 200.000 tons of supplies and 400AV.
- Umnak is also being developed.

China:
- Siangtan fell, with 20.000 Chinese casualties.
- Reconning Pingsiang revealed a garrison that I doubt could be removed in that terrain, so I redirected 6th War Area into Hengyang:
quote:

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 43026 troops, 433 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2201
Defending force 27664 troops, 206 guns, 519 vehicles, Assault Value = 621
Allied adjusted assault: 597
Japanese adjusted defense: 384
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 68 (12 destroyed, 56 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3180 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
87th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese/A Corps
59th Chinese/B Corps
56th Chinese/B Corps
71st Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese/C Corps
59th Chinese/A Corps
56th Chinese/C Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
1st Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
20th Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
12th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
17th Division
116th Division
15th Tank Regiment
China Expeditionary Army

The enemy tank regiments are reduced to nothing. I'll try another one tomorrow and if it doesn't work, I'll retreat westward.

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RE: Mr Kane (J) vs Olorin (A) - 12/23/2016 11:14:03 AM   
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Feb 14-19, 1942:

ABDA Com:
- Manila falls. The only allied base in Luzon is Bataan now, with 550AV, lvl3 forts and only 4.000 supplies. 150 enemy bombers visit daily.
- Ambon repels another deliberate attack. Japanese 33rd Division is at 2/3 strength.
- KB spotted NW of Batavia, escorting lots of transport ships.

SE Asia:
- Lots of air action over Rangoon, while transport ships unloaded 150.000 tons of supplies. Fighter losses are about 1:2 in favor of Japan. Some 30 Netties were also shot down in the process.

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