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Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/10/2017 12:59:39 AM   
Mundy


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Hi everyone.

After a bout of cold feet, I started another PBEM. I was playing with Andy Mac's Scenario 100, but after punching through a year in about two weeks, grew weary of playing a robot.

My game with KenchiSulla has been on hold and the other with AW1Steve and Onime collapsed, and I needed another one. It doesn't help that I'm unhappily unemployed at the moment, so I need something for the nerves.

I'll just refer to my opponent as "Dave", since that's easier than his forum handle.

I'll be more circumspect this time around, after the early war whipping KS gave me. I do have some ideas to try out, which I practiced against the AI, which could give me a leg up in the war. More on that later...

As always, feel free to let me know what you think.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/10/2017 3:09:10 AM   
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Best of luck with finding employment and with your new war and I hope you have lots of fun wiht a new job and the war.

Best Regards,

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/11/2017 2:28:25 AM   
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Thanks Terry. I don't need this stress right now. Need to forget...

08 Dec 1941

X + 1

Pearl got smacked... and smacked good. I even lost five tons of capacity in my shipyards. This is probably the worst result I've ever seen and all the BBs will be out for a number of months. Two of the least wrecked ones are in the yard here, and I'll try to get the others set up enough to move to the States. All airplanes. The minisubs looked to have all been lost on this.

Apart from landings at Mersing and Kota Bharu, troops are also already ashore at Naga, in the PI. He's not wasting any time.

I'm going to take advantage of I Australian Corp's position in the org chart and try to get three or so divisions plus coastal artillery shipped to Rabaul post-haste. If I can cut him off there, I can save myself the big headache of a Solomons campaign later on. I'll try to also get Lae beefed up quickly too. I'm not sure how up on the list Rabaul is for him, but if it's not at the top, I'll make him pay.

Carrier based Kates put a torp into Marblehead.

I'm thinking of disbanding a large surface force, including Repulse and Prince of Wales at Madjene to ambush any move towards Balikpapan. It'll be a one-shot deal, but that can throw a wrench into the Japanese timetable. Hopefully that base doesn't get reconned.

Starting from the east, I stopped planning at Australia. I'll deal with that tomorrow.




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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/11/2017 3:57:11 AM   
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Good luck!

Wow, it looks like you and I compete for worst butt kicking at PH.

That Rabaul operation might be too far forward too soon. If Dave (is that HAL's alter-ego? ) decides to 1) concentrate to kill those forces, or 2) strand them while using their absence elsewhere to whump 'elsewhere' that could leave a mark.

Alert about disbanding combat ships in port: *only* PT (MTB, et al) will automatically form into a TF and engage in combat. Other types disbanded in port will be targets until you get to give orders to form them into a TF.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/11/2017 3:57:31 AM   
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Error.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/11/2017 1:58:08 PM   
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Good luck on the job front and the war front!

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/11/2017 5:19:57 PM   
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Thanks guys.

Along similar lines, I'm going to back as many troops and supplies as I can to Rangoon. All the TFs bound for Singapore are being re-routed there. I usually use Diamond Harbor as the staging point for any troops in India bound for there.

If he's slow to move that way, I can stall everything that ways.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/12/2017 3:58:52 PM   
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09 December 1941

The usual stuff.

Ships are fleeing the Philippines. One of the groups got caught and mauled. The bigger group has been able to avoid contact.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Catanduanes at 82,81, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Shimakaze
APD Nadakaze
TB Chidori
TB Manazuru
TB Hatsukari
TB Tomozuru

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny
xAKL Dos Hermanos
xAKL Elcano, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Escalante R, Shell hits 1
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sarangami, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAKL Taurus, Shell hits 7, on fire
xAK Ravnaas, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Rain with 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 85% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
TB Tomozuru launches Torpedoes at xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
TB Tomozuru fires at xAK Ravnaas at 6,000 yards
TB Manazuru launches Torpedoes at xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
TB Manazuru fires at xAKL Taurus at 6,000 yards
APD Nadakaze fires at xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
APD Shimakaze fires at xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
TB Manazuru fires at xAKL Elcano at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
APD Nadakaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 3,000 yards
TB Chidori engages xAK Governor Wright at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
TB Tomozuru engages xAKL Taurus at 2,000 yards
TB Manazuru engages xAK Governor Wright at 2,000 yards
xAK Ravnaas sunk by TB Chidori at 2,000 yards
APD Nadakaze engages xAK Governor Wright at 2,000 yards
TB Chidori engages xAKL Elcano at 2,000 yards
TB Tomozuru engages xAK Governor Wright at 2,000 yards
TB Hatsukari engages xAK Governor Wright at 2,000 yards
TB Chidori engages xAKL Taurus at 2,000 yards
TB Chidori engages xAK Governor Wright at 2,000 yards
TB Tomozuru engages xAKL Escalante R at 2,000 yards
APD Shimakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
TB Manazuru engages xAK Governor Wright at 3,000 yards
TB Hatsukari engages xAKL Sarangami at 3,000 yards
APD Nadakaze engages TK Manatawny at 3,000 yards
TB Manazuru engages xAKL Elcano at 3,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


Houston got caught near Tarakan while Boise fought her way free. Ryujo's covering this area.

quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,92, Range 20,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro, Shell hits 1
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 29, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Takagi, Takeo crosses the 'T'
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 12,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
Riker, K.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 12,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
Riker, K.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 14,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 14,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Kuroshio at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 17,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Myoko at 17,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Oyashio at 17,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 17,000 yards
CA Myoko engages CA Houston at 17,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Haguro at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CA Houston at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Houston engages CA Nachi at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Houston at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages CA Houston at 10,000 yards
CA Houston sunk by DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,92, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 1
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 2

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages CL Boise at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CL Boise at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages CL Boise at 16,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 16,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages CL Boise at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages CL Boise at 15,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Amatsukaze at 15,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 15,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 13,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Amatsukaze at 13,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CL Boise at 18,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Hayashio at 20,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Natsushio at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CL Boise engages CVL Ryujo at 22,000 yards
Task forces break off...


Haruna and Kongo are covering Mersing, so they're accounted for.

KB pounded Indianapolis' group on the way out, sinking her. Looks like I won't have to deal with any further Pearl Harbor raids.

My two at-sea carriers are moving to a point south of Rabaul. If he tries to make a move there on the cheap, I can smack him. Sara is enroute to Pearl from stateside. I'm getting my shipping organized there and will run everything out of San Francisco per usual Ed doctrine. Seattle will supply the northern reaches. Lots of airplane squadrons are enroute from the eastern US, so I can get them shipped from San Fran.

I'm debating whether to actually fly the planes out of the Philippines this time. They get withdrawn in a few months anyway, and I'm favoring just disbanding them anyway when their time's up. I'd rather save the PPs to free up more Australians. Another regiment got flipped today and is loading up for Rabaul. That's three plus some coast artillery so far. I'm getting all the far flung units in Oz congregated right now. I'll be needing those base forces. Once my shipping's gathered, fuel and forces will flow from the US.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/13/2017 6:41:51 PM   
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10 December, 1941

Landings now at Nauru Island and Ocean Island. I'm guessing he'll be making a move to the Gilberts after that.

PTs at Manila have been hitting Iba daily. Got results this time. A first for me.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,75, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-33
PT-34
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
PT Q-113 engages CA Ashigara at 6,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT-33 at 6,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT-33 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT Q-111 at 5,000 yards
PT-34 engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT Q-112 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT Q-111 at 2,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT-33 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-34 at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT Q-112 at 3,000 yards
Velazquez I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT-33 at 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-34 at 4,000 yards
DD Asakaze engages PT-33 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT Q-112 at 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-34 at 9,000 yards
CA Maya engages PT-33 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iba at 78,75, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-35, Shell hits 1
PT-41


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 7,000 yards
DD Matsukaze fires at PT-41 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-35 at 3,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages PT-35 at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-31 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-41 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-41 at 6,000 yards
PT-32 engages CL Kuma at 6,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-31 at 6,000 yards
Kingman, C.I. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-41 at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-35 at 10,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages PT-32 at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages PT-31 at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


Mersing falls. I'm hoping to get the Australian troops out of Singapore, but we'll see.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/13/2017 7:06:44 PM   
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Tis' just a flesh wound.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/14/2017 2:58:13 PM   
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Yeah... I wish. They're going to sit there forever before I can even ship them out.

11 December

My opponent is really moving at this point. Today, there's landings at Babo, Balabac, Boela, Brunei, Jolo, Miri, Ternate and Kavieng. Kavieng is sooner that expected which is disturbing. I've set both USN CV groups to full speed which should get them to Rabaul in 2 days. I need to buy some time to get my forces there. If I can't reinforce Rabaul, I'll divert everyone to Lae. His coverage of these groups should be minimal, so my carriers should be able to deal with any move here. I just don't like putting the extra wear and tear on my ships.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/14/2017 3:20:03 PM   
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Be careful at Rabaul...that would be an area I would try for a CV engagement early on as Japanese. Even a 2 versus 2 fleet CV fight you would lose.

There or Midway/Wake.

Not sure about the timing, plus IJNAF can fly torpedo betties and nells out of Roi Namur area. Also, the IJN can reroute a lot of subs into that area if it is part of a deliberate ploy to get your carriers.

This early on the Iboats are the biggest threat your Carriers face. Do not under estimate them. Watch the moon!

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/14/2017 4:23:49 PM   
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Thanks,

KB's well to the north yet and Ryujo is near Balikpapan. Another CVE is within the DEI right now also.

Forgot to mention: Hiei and Kirishima bombarded Johnston last turn. I was worried about an invasion there, but none yet so far.

Lots of his I-boats are in the DEI chasing tankers.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/15/2017 4:34:09 PM   
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Geez, he's moving fast.

Landings are at Guam and now Rabaul. That plan's up in smoke now. I'm diverting everyone to Lae and will also beef up Port Moresby. Carriers are back to regular speed. I'll still swing them by Rabaul/Kavieng to nail any transports still unloading.

In China, I have troops mostly moving northwards to form giant stacks. He took his first shot at Hong Kong, which was beaten off.

An AS and AR are enroute to Midway to get my subs a more forward base. Eventually I'd like to run these out of someplace like Wotje.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/15/2017 5:17:44 PM   
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I've a real live in-person job interview today at 3:30. Wish me luck.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/15/2017 5:41:37 PM   
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Good luck.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/15/2017 7:17:02 PM   
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Good luck.


+1 - hope it goes well for you

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/16/2017 12:24:10 AM   
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Thanks guys. It seemed to go alright. I kept up on the techie questions.

I'll know in two weeks.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/16/2017 4:16:06 AM   
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Good to hear it. I've been there.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/16/2017 3:27:18 PM   
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Good luck with job hunt. RE: defaulting a pile of rugby thugs to LAE....I wouldn't touch that spot with 6 CVs. It is always under recon, it is nearly impossible to resupply given the geography, and finally without US base forces or const Engs it is hard to expand quick enough to be helpful. I fear it becomes a huge POW camp!

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/16/2017 10:40:37 PM   
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I may be changing my mind.

13 Dec 1941

More landings. This time at Tulagi and Luganville. He's throwing the net out pretty wide pretty early.

This encouraged me:

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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1863 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Defending force 1681 troops, 24 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 109

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
7th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
B Coy/NG Rifles
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force


He didn't bring enough troops for the job. I've had patrols covering the area and it looks like his ships have already departed. My carriers are about 2-3 days away, and two cruisers are even closer. Ships are still at Kavieng. I may be able to sail in and still bump him out.

He may have cut Rabaul short reaching out to the Southeast.

We'll see...

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/17/2017 9:16:07 PM   
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14 December 1941

It doesn't quit.

Troops are now landing at Darwin, which I didn't need. Maybe he landed weak here too, so I'll stand and fight it out. There's four battalions and a company there, with fairly decent AV, so we'll see. Regarding Australia, Intel Chimp told me this.

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1941-12-13 24th Infantry Regiment - - is planning for an attack on Brisbane -


In my game with KenchiSulla, I got crap like this all the time, so I don't know how serious this is. In the short term, I think I'm okay, as it appears he's shorting some areas of troops, casting his net as wide as he is.

At Rabaul, my two cruisers arrived as he was unloading troops. Too bad I didn't get any transports.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima, Shell hits 3, on fire
CM Takashima
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Tama Maru #8
PB Shonon Maru #15
PB Takunan Maru #2
PB Takunan Maru #5
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Tateyama Maru
xAKL Amakasu Maru
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Sento Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Leander
CL Achilles

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 28% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CL Kashima at 8,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CM Takashima at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Kashima engages CL Achilles at 6,000 yards
CL Achilles engages PB Sento Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Achilles engages CL Kashima at 4,000 yards
CL Leander engages PB Sento Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Achilles engages PB Takunan Maru #2 at 2,000 yards
CL Achilles engages PB Toshi Maru #3 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Kashima engages CL Leander at 3,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAKL Kaijo Maru #2 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Kashima engages CL Achilles at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


In about a day and a half, my first carrier will arrive, with the second a day later. This should buy me time to beef things up. First sign of KB though, and they're gone. I'm ruthlessly sticking to hitting them where they ain't. Hopefully my search planes won't let me down. A bunch of planes and base forces are enroute from the US.

Langley encountered a transport group near Sorong. This probably indicates he's about to take all the bases along the top of New Guinea.

quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Sorong at 83,105, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #11
xAK Taihei Maru
xAKL Kidokawa Maru
PB Hakata Maru #2

Allied Ships
AV Langley, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 19,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/19/2017 4:45:56 PM   
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A busy day.

The Monkey gave me a few relevant warnings:

quote:

1941-12-14 6/24th Infantry Regiment - - is planning for an attack on Brisbane -

quote:

1941-12-14 13/144th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Yusen A Cargo class xAK moving to Rabaul -
1941-12-14 17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment is loaded on xAK Sydney Maru #2 moving to Rabaul -


We'll see if those two get to Rabaul.

For the daily amphib landings, they're now at Babar, Emirau Island, Kirakira and Sorong. He's being thorough with grabbing all the little islands.

The RAF finally get their licks in near Mersing. Dave is being very cheap with fighter cover there, relying on floatplanes for the job.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 18

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 10
Blenheim IV x 12
Buffalo I x 48
Hudson I x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiyo Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Kogyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Nissyu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Kokai Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Brazil Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
325 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kamikawa Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Sanyo Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 11

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 8
Vildebeest III x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 4 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAK Yahiko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Brazil Maru, on fire
xAK Nankai Maru
xAK Tatumiya Maru

Japanese ground losses:
280 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
1 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kamikawa Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
Sanyo Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 3

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Arima Maru
xAK Tatutaki Maru
xAK Kenyo Maru, heavy fires

Japanese ground losses:
293 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kamikawa Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Sanyo Maru-1 with F1M2 Pete (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
Wirraway x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Mogamigawa Maru

Japanese ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-3
xAK Nissyu Maru, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


I'm curious how he suffered more troop losses without ships being hit.

My first carrier group arrives within range of Kavieng.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 106,122

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
TBD-1 Devastator x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
PB Koei Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Katsuragisan Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Amakasu Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Takunan Maru #2
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Tateyama Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Koei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Katsuragisan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Amakasu Maru


quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Emirau Island at 105,121

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
SBD-2 Dauntless x 27

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Hakone Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
TB Chidori
TB Hatsukari, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Hakone Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TB Hatsukari


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Emirau Island at 105,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
SBD-2 Dauntless x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TB Chidori, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
TB Hatsukari, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TB Chidori


From the email I got back from him, I don't think he was expecting this. Both groups will pull out about 2 hexes south of Shortlands. I want him to think this was a hit and run, so KB doesn't come snooping. Hopefully it buys me time to get more troops ashore there.

Troopwise at Rabaul, we're about even, with bombardments not hurting anyone.

Hong Kong falls.

I hurt him a bit at Darwin. I'm glad I didn't just run there.

quote:

Ground combat at Darwin (76,124)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4100 troops, 63 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 221

Defending force 4925 troops, 54 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
Gull Battalion
2/2nd Ind Coy
2/4 MG Battalion
Sparrow Battalion
19th Australian Battalion
Emery Point Fortress
Darwin RAAF Base Force
2nd RAN Base Force
7th Mil. District
Katherine RAAF Base Force

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
Kimura Det
Kure 1st SNLF
1st Naval Construction Battalion


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/19/2017 5:03:38 PM   
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quote:


quote:



1941-12-14 13/144th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Yusen A Cargo class xAK moving to Rabaul -
1941-12-14 17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment is loaded on xAK Sydney Maru #2 moving to Rabaul -


We'll see if those two get to Rabaul.




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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/19/2017 6:12:26 PM   
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Hey Mundy,

Eagerly reading and look forward to more. Good luck in the war and the job search!

Best regards,
T Rav

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/19/2017 7:34:16 PM   
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Good job! He has plenty of fighters to cover the ships near Mersing...

You might want to put some Catalina on torpedo attack out of Luzon with torpedoes.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/20/2017 12:53:51 AM   
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Thanks, T Rav.

Air war over Luzon is pretty much finished. My planes there can't seem to fight, so I'm getting them out. One PBY unit made it to Townsville, where I need the surveillance more.

16 December 1941

Landing at Koumac now. He's moving too fast. After today, I can probably free up a brigade a day for Noumea. I'll need to get Suva/Pago Pago up and running better too. A big TF with planes and troops left San Fran a few daya ago.

My second CV group hit ships near Tulagi.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tulagi at 114,137

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
SB2U-3 Vindicator x 9
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Aratama Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oite
DD Hayate

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Aratama Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tulagi at 114,137

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
SBD-2 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Hayate
DD Oite

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/22/2017 12:10:45 AM   
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18 December 1941

More Activity.

Landings at Kuching, Singkawang and Normanton. I suspect that some of these, like Normanton are being taken on the cheap, but I still have to divert forces to deal with them.

A force showing a carrier popped up near Rabaul. My transports are aborting unloading to get away. I don't think it's KB, as it appears to be showing 18 fighters and 34 bombers. My carriers are swinging north to challenge. I'll pit the pair of them against something small.

My forces at Rabaul now have three times his AV, so I'm attacking this turn.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 2/23/2017 11:28:21 PM   
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More busy-ness.

More landings. Now at New Hanover Island, Manus and Dobo. He dumped more troops into Rabaul, just as I was attacking, with bad results for me. More troops are piling into Darwin, too.

My carriers will reach Rabaul tomorrow. Judging from his air activity, I'm guessing he has about two Ryujo sized carriers around there. They seem pretty light on fighters, too, so I may have a chance to get some licks in early. I'm doubting my ability to seriously hold that base at this point, as I'm sure KB will come to visit to wrap things up.

Dave's air in the DEI has been pretty weak, so I'm probably going to send my carriers on a cruise through the area after Rabaul. I can throw a wrench into his whole timetable for that area. As it is, I'm piling in mines at Balikpapan and Kendari. The Dutch are starting to run out of mines, so I'm starting to pull the CMs out. A large surface force is hiding at Madjene and will jump on anything landing at Balikpapan. That will be a one-trick pony show, so after that, I'll get the warships out.

Coast artillery has been fighting back at Darwin.

quote:

Invasion Support action off Darwin (76,124)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

72 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Amagisan Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Ginyo Maru
CA Furutaka, on fire
xAK Tamashima Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Seian Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
xAKL Kuramasan Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kamo Maru
DD Yamagumo
DD Kikuzuki

Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Tamashima Maru at 7,000 yards
4" CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Seian Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 7,000 yards
9.2" CD Gun Battery engaging xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 7,000 yards
PB Ginyo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Darwin (76,124)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

158 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamashima Maru
CM Yaeyama
CA Furutaka
xAK Amagisan Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
xAK Seian Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Ginyo Maru
xAP Kamo Maru
DD Yamagumo
DD Kikuzuki

Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

6pdr CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tamashima Maru at 5,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 5,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
9.2" CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Seian Maru at 5,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 5,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6pdr CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Seian Maru at 5,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 5,000 yards
CM Yaeyama firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
CM Yaeyama firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
4" CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Tamashima Maru at 5,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 5,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Seian Maru at 5,000 yards
4" CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Ginyo Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

Pre-Invasion action off Darwin (76,124) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

195 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2
xAK Amagisan Maru
xAK Seian Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Kikuzuki
xAKL Kuramasan Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
PB Ginyo Maru
xAP Kamo Maru

Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

CA Furutaka firing at Emery Point Fortress
Emery Point Fortress firing at CA Furutaka
DD Yamagumo firing at Emery Point Fortress
Emery Point Fortress firing at DD Yamagumo
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Seian Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Furutaka firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Amagisan Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki firing to suppress enemy battery at 9,000 yards
PB Ginyo Maru fired at enemy troops
6pdr CD Gun Coastal Battery engaging PB Ginyo Maru at 2,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


The CA Australia has been fighting his landing at Rabaul, but didn't do much.

quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Aoba
CA Kako, Shell hits 2
CM Tsugaru
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Hakaze
PB Chitose Maru
PB Hirotama Maru
CM Takashima
PB Sonan Maru #5
AV Kiyokawa Maru
xAK Teikoku Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Sinsei Maru
AMC Saigon Maru
xAK Sumanoura Maru
xAK Matsue Maru
xAK Venice Maru
xAK Kogyoku Maru
xAK Nagato Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Nishimi Maru
xAK Tyuwa Maru
xAK China Maru
xAK India Maru
xAK Victoria Maru
xAK Cheribon Maru
xAK Daifuku Maru
xAK Kuraido Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Baikal Maru

Allied Ships
CA Australia, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages xAK Nagato Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Akigumo at 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages AV Kiyokawa Maru at 7,000 yards
Dechaineaux, E.F.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 8,000 yards
xAP Argentina Maru collides with AV Kiyokawa Maru at 106 , 125
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
AMC Saigon Maru , CM Takashima , CM Tsugaru ,
AV Kiyokawa Maru , xAP Baikal Maru , xAP Argentina Maru ,
xAK Kuraido Maru , xAK Daifuku Maru , xAK Cheribon Maru ,
xAK Victoria Maru , xAK India Maru screened from combat
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 15,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Oyashio at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
xAK Teikoku Maru collides with AV Kiyokawa Maru at 106 , 125
AMC Saigon Maru , CM Takashima , CM Tsugaru ,
AV Kiyokawa Maru , xAP Baikal Maru , xAP Argentina Maru screened from combat
- escorted by DD Akigumo , PB Hirotama Maru
CA Kako engages CA Australia at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
AMC Saigon Maru screened from combat
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
AMC Saigon Maru screened from combat
CA Australia engages CA Kako at 27,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CA Australia at 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


His subs in the area have been bagging my cruisers rather badly. Time to consolidate.

quote:

Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66

Allied Ships
CL Achilles, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

SS RO-66 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Achilles
Sub escapes detection

Sub attack near Deboyne Islands at 103,134

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61

Allied Ships
CL Perth, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

SS RO-61 launches 6 torpedoes


One small victory for me.

quote:

Sub attack near Djailolo at 79,100

Japanese Ships
TK San Ramon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Matsukaze
TK Nikkoku Maru
TK Arima Maru #4
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at TK San Ramon Maru
KXVI diving deep ....
DD Tsuta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuta attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tsuta fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tsuta fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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20 December - Part II

Dave sent me the replay, but isn't done yet.

It appears I'm really good at guessing wrong. It turns out, at least part of KB has appeared at Rabaul. We trade blows, with me taking the worst of it.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Feni Islands at 107,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36
B5N2 Kate x 63
D3A1 Val x 59

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 7
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 3 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CA Portland, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Northampton, Bomb hits 1
CA Chester
CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Chicago, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Astoria
DD Flusser
DD Mahan
DD Benham, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CA Salt Lake City
DD Drayton

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Lexington


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Feni Islands at 107,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 20
D3A1 Val x 16

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD McCall, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Portland, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Chester, Bomb hits 2
DD Mahan
CA Northampton
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CA Astoria, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Maury
CA Salt Lake City

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD McCall
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Enterprise
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Astoria


quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Green Island at 108,127

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36

Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 6
F4F-3A Wildcat x 10
SBD-2 Dauntless x 36
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
TBD-1 Devastator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 6 damaged
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CV Akagi
BB Kirishima
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Soryu


There's a good chance Soryu won't make it, due to the magnificent Japanese damage control. I lost one with the other burning. Not having the turn yet, I don't know how bad. If one CV gets away, I'll be content. I'll have to put them at full throttle to get them out. I lose one. The screen said Saratoga, but I'm guessing Enterprise.

Rabaul and Darwin both fall, which I did not expect yet. Some of my troopships near Rabaul got hit, sending a few thousand Aussies to the bottom. I need to salvage what I can at this point. If I can get out of this trading a carrier apiece, I won't be too upset. Adding insult to injury, the surviving carrier planes flew to Rabaul, right before it fell.

Bombings are up in China, with Nates working solely air to ground.

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