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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 6/30/2017 9:17:03 PM   
Mundy


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Hi Bif,

He's pretty much landed nowhere on the Philippines, apart from Luzon.

15 March 1942

Yorktown gives up the fight and goes under. No sign of his carriers and all my ships are unspotted. As mentioned, he probably has fuel issues and departed to base.

Betties seem to be setting up at Sydney, as they hit my New Zealand shipping on the far side of Tasmania.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Queenstown at 79,178

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Nairana, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Wahine
xAP Katoomba, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Matua, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo


Changsha falls. I was dumb and forgot about the planes based there. A waste...

quote:

Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45125 troops, 419 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 1752

Defending force 13732 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1049

Allied adjusted defense: 201

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Changsha !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
A-29A Hudson: 3 destroyed
SB-III: 14 destroyed
I-15-III: 2 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
404 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Units pursuing 1

Allied ground losses:
5087 casualties reported
Squads: 344 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 298 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 48 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (25 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 9

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Brigade
51st Engineer Regiment
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th/B Division
3rd Division
15th/A Division
39th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th/C Division
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
5th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
9th War Area
17th Chinese Base Force
29th Group Army
27th Group Army
19th Group Army
16th Construction Regiment


Up near Ichang, he scores a "victory".

quote:

Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 110625 troops, 783 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2415

Defending force 17325 troops, 143 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Allied adjusted assault: 1165

Japanese adjusted defense: 389

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4934 casualties reported
Squads: 92 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 196 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 24 (16 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (14 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Allied ground losses:
1937 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 246 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
75th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Group Army
6th War Area
33rd Group Army

Defending units:
61st Infantry Brigade
34th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
11th Army
11th RGC Temp. Division


Lingga, one of the islands south of Singapore, falls.

Wagga Wagga finally falls.

Due to his reach past Melbourne, I'm scrubbing any shipments there. I'm re-routing existing convoys to Pago Pago.

< Message edited by Mundy -- 7/2/2017 7:07:33 PM >


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/2/2017 7:42:42 PM   
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16 March 1942

Some of my subs finally earning their keep.

quote:

Sub attack near Hakodate at 118,52

Japanese Ships
xAKL Mitsu Maru #3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tempei Maru
xAK Sumiyoshi Maru
xAKL Atuta Maru
xAKL Batavia Maru
PB Takunan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Grayling

SS Grayling launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Mitsu Maru #3
Grayling diving deep ....
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


quote:

Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hotsukawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Sasago Maru
SC CHa-29

Allied Ships
SS Pickerel

SS Pickerel launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Hotsukawa Maru
Pickerel diving deep ....
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


This took me by surprise. Take your eyes off something for a little while and you get bit. I have lots of troops enroute to Liuchow, so he won't be pushing west.

quote:

Ground combat at Kweilin (76,54)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13527 troops, 185 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 468

Defending force 4688 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Japanese adjusted assault: 460

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweilin !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
I-15-III: 2 destroyed
I-16-III: 6 destroyed
Hawk 75M: 1 destroyed
SB-III: 4 destroyed

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1822 casualties reported
Squads: 50 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 102 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Assaulting units:
104th Division
21st Mortar Battalion
23rd Army
2nd RF Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Base Force
7th Chinese Base Force
9th Chinese Base Force


Clark is plugging along, making little headway. I Hope someday, my Marauders will fly a strike.

Since my shipping from Luzon is now safe, I've removed the long waypoints and they'll head directly back to Pearl.

Several USAAF squadrons were due for withdrawal from Melbourne. Several B-17 units gone, along with some fighters. Aussie troops still unloading there. Close to 2,000 AV now defending, so they should hold awhile. He hasn't taken any real shot at Perth for awhile. An Aussie P-40 squadron showed up there. They're pretty much trapped and if I withdraw them, the planes are gone. They did have 8 in reserve, which I sent back to the pool.


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/9/2017 1:04:50 AM   
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KB has returned to harass my ships, sinking many transports. I've split everyone up into single ship TFs to try and get away.

Wagga Wagga finally falls.

I'm getting overcrowded in Melbourne, so B-17s and B-26s are relocating to New Zealand. Everyone else is stuck there. I'm up to 2,200 AV there, with an infantry division and armored regiment still unloading.

I'm watching for movement south of Moulmein. I have components of an Australian unit there also at Diamond Harbor, so I want to reunite them soon. Shipping more to Australia is kinda off the table now, and I think I'm going to get all that I'm going to get for Australia's reinforcements.

Units shuffling around in China. I'm getting more troops to the cities west of Changsha. My big mob at Ichang is moving south along the east side of the river.

In the Philippines, I have everyone on Mindanao now reunited at Cagayan.

More base units are enroute to Pago Pago. I have two dive bomber units and a ton of fighters there. More base units are now enroute to Savaii. I want to get an interconnected chain of airbases going there, like I did in the game against KenchiSulla. Another regiment of Marines arrives in East US, and I'm prepping them for another island in the Gilberts. When I take Tarawa, I'll grab another two islands there also.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/13/2017 2:33:48 AM   
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Dave takes another shot at Perth. They're down to 4 supply now.

quote:

Ground combat at Perth (49,147)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10088 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Defending force 6760 troops, 95 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 215

Allied adjusted defense: 104

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
535 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

Allied ground losses:
525 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Engineer Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
Miura Det
I./33rd Inf Regt
45th Field AA Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co

Defending units:
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
13th Australian Brigade
Freemantle Fortress
Port Hedland RAN Base Force
Broome RAN Base Force
Western Command
4th RAN Base Force


He has stray units a hex away from Melbourne. If any enter, I'll kick them out.

I may be making headway at Clark.

quote:

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11000 troops, 210 guns, 355 vehicles, Assault Value = 359

Defending force 9200 troops, 83 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 175

Japanese adjusted defense: 250

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
731 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
27th Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
35th Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
II Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
Kure 3rd SNLF
64th Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
62nd Naval Guard Unit
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
67th Naval Guard Unit
9th Field AF Construction Battalion


My transports from the Philippines, I've broken up into single ship TFs. KB seems to have left, so any which survive should get back to Pearl.

Hornet made it to Panama, and is now enroute to Pearl. I've 4 DDs enroute as an escort. His sub activity in the east has been pathetic, but I'll take no chances.

From Melbourne, my ships sortie out on a bombardment at Sale, but it looks like nobody's there.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Sale at 84,172

Allied Ships
CL Dragon
DD Thracian
DD Thanet
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Pillsbury
DD Peary
DD Paul Jones
DD John D. Edwards
DD Bulmer
DD Barker
DD Alden
DD O'Brien
DD Hughes

Resources hits 1
Light Industry hits 2
Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 68
Port hits 25
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 7

CL Dragon firing at Sale
DD Thracian firing at Sale
DD Thanet firing at Sale
DD Piet Hein firing at Sale
DD Kortenaer firing at Sale
DD Evertsen firing at Sale
DD Pillsbury firing at Sale
DD Peary firing at Sale
DD Paul Jones firing at Sale
DD John D. Edwards firing at Sale
DD Bulmer firing at Sale
DD Barker firing at Sale
DD Alden firing at Sale
DD O'Brien firing at Sale
DD Hughes firing at Sale


He's landing troops at Bandjermasin, on the SW corner of Borneo. Shoulda done this months ago.

I've a big group of troops in northern China, stepping on his small forces.

quote:

Ground combat at 87,44 (near Chengchow)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40506 troops, 195 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1477

Defending force 6119 troops, 15 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 104

Allied adjusted assault: 717

Japanese adjusted defense: 34

Allied assault odds: 21 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1530 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 166 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 53 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 57 (40 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
279 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
41st Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
15th RGC Temp. Division
North China Area Army
NCPC Army


Likewise, he takes a shot at Kungchang.

quote:

Ground combat at Kungchang (81,36)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11688 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

Defending force 6682 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Japanese adjusted assault: 258

Allied adjusted defense: 199

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
760 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
607 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment
11th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Base Force
5th Chinese Base Force
8th War Area
17th Group Army
8th Chinese Base Force



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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/29/2017 2:39:27 PM   
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Been awhile...

Not a whole lot of movement over the last few days. A light Japanese group had taken Portsea, SE of Melbourne. I detached a couple of strong units and easily drove them out.

quote:

Ground combat at Portsea (81,171)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14296 troops, 251 guns, 220 vehicles, Assault Value = 602

Defending force 635 troops, 0 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 125

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 62 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Portsea !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), preparation(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 94 (83 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Australian Division
2nd British Para Brigade

Defending units:
2nd Tank Regiment


Out west, I've had ships bring lots more reinforcements to Moulmein. I have an Australian unit I want to get recombined there.

Hornet should be on-map in about 3 days.

With my AV advantage, one would think I should nail Clark soon. I wonder if I should try a shock attack.

quote:

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10890 troops, 201 guns, 354 vehicles, Assault Value = 341

Defending force 8659 troops, 86 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Allied adjusted assault: 180

Japanese adjusted defense: 181

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
291 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
27th Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
35th Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
1st PA Infantry Division
II Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
Kure 3rd SNLF
12th Engineer Regiment
62nd Naval Guard Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
67th Naval Guard Unit
9th Field AF Construction Battalion


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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/29/2017 3:18:18 PM   
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I wouldn't as your odds are currently 1-2 in your DB. He is still in supply and fort level is still 2 and you didn't reduce it in your last attack. You might want to continue to bombard him with artillery and air attacks until you are well rested before trying another attack, if time is on your side. If not then you have to press the issue, and rest shock attack once supply or fort level is low for him.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/29/2017 8:22:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bif1961

I wouldn't as your odds are currently 1-2 in your DB. He is still in supply and fort level is still 2 and you didn't reduce it in your last attack. You might want to continue to bombard him with artillery and air attacks until you are well rested before trying another attack, if time is on your side. If not then you have to press the issue, and rest shock attack once supply or fort level is low for him.


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The most important unit at this stage is your Combat Engineer Regiment. If it came out of last attack with little disruption, consider another DA right away. Otherwise, get some recovery first, but still use DA until those forts are down one more level. Then you have a chance of getting in a good shock attack.
Because of the Urban Light terrain you will need at least 3:1 in raw AV before doing this.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/29/2017 8:43:40 PM   
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I'm at 4-1 raw right now.

I've always struggled judging land combat here.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/30/2017 3:36:55 PM   
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A big 126k supply convoy from the US will dock at Melbourne next turn. Add some life to this force.

I'm attacked at Adelaide. I've upped the leadership to help draw this out.

quote:

Ground combat at Adelaide (75,163)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Defending force 2809 troops, 14 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Japanese adjusted assault: 50

Allied adjusted defense: 63

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Allied ground losses:
371 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled

Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Largs Fortress
RAAF OTU Adelaide


In Melbourne, I'm withdrawing some of the very depleted air units, beefing up the remainder. Hudsons and Wirraways, mainly. The last B-17 left for New Zealand. I'm bombing his troops in the open ground in the hexes north of this base. He seems to be taking his time coming here. If they enter in ones and twos, I'll make them hurt.

Latest attack at Clark went well. I really, really want to go all in next turn, but disruption is starting to be a problem here, so I'll rest a couple of days first. I hate to see his forts go up again, but it cannot be helped.

quote:

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10707 troops, 201 guns, 354 vehicles, Assault Value = 309

Defending force 8511 troops, 85 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 99

Japanese adjusted defense: 196

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
630 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
172 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
27th Infantry Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
35th Infantry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
II Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
Kure 3rd SNLF
62nd Naval Guard Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
63rd Naval Guard Unit
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
67th Naval Guard Unit
9th Field AF Construction Battalion


Formidable is a few days away from Colombo. My two beat up R class battleships are fit enough to go to Cape town, so they'll be out in 3 days.

I have three big amphib convoys at or enroute to Moulmein. Once everyone is landed, I'll look at a big push into Thailand. Weakling forces won't be able to stop this, and I'll still have enough at Moulmein to blunt any attack there.

A number of troop convoys will reach Pago Pago and Savaii soon. I want those bases loaded up soon to be a big air power center.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/30/2017 4:25:47 PM   
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Unless your disruption at Manila is in the 30s or higher, I think you have him where you want him and a shock attack should do the job. He lost another 25% of his AV destroyed and a few more disabled. Disruption is showing up as a minus for the Japanese. And the forts are down to one. I would go for it because he will gain AV in recovery too.

If you want to help ensure a good SA, look at Inspiration for your leaders and if necessary swap in some that can really rally the tired troops.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/31/2017 12:47:34 AM   
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The combat summary showed you at (-) disruption so you may be right to allow one day to get the down before shock attacking, can you bombard with air before to keep his disruption up?

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 7/31/2017 1:09:28 AM   
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I've been trying with the level bombers at Bataan, but they've refused to fly. I may have to try the dive bombers. They're currently watching for ships.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 8/2/2017 12:20:30 AM   
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Perth finally falls, as does Adelaide. Things are also turning against the holdouts at Rockhampton, which will probably fall within a few days.

He's also finally gotten around to taking Babuyan and Batan Island, north of Luzon.

My guys at Clark are going all in tomorrow. We'll see.

A tanker returning from Pago Pago got hit. Fortunately, the fuel's been delivered. Flt is around 25, so she'll probably get back.

quote:

Submarine attack near Pago Pago at 149,161

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64

Allied Ships
TK Pan Europa, Torpedo hits 1

TK Pan Europa is sighted by SS RO-64
SS RO-64 launches 2 torpedoes


Blenheims make a half-assed attack on ships near Tavoy. No coordination, no escorts, and some losses were taken. Aussie troops are unloading there now, with more a day or two away. This should let me recombine a nice unit there. Intel is showing him prepping for Moulmein, but there's no way in hell he'll take it. He should worry more about Tavoy.



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Fairly quiet in the air, except for the usual in China.

On my last attack at Clark, it looks like more units moved in on his end, pretty much ending my hope of taking that base. I attacked in Manila, in case he stripped that base, but that attack was dismal also. I'll just hold out for now, as he can't easily pitch me either.

He's taking his time around Melbourne. Some units showing up in neighboring hexes, but not many yet.

He's landing troops at Obi, in the DEI, south of Ternate, in the gap between there and Ambon.



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Stuff moving this turn.

Bataan gets its first sweep. Results inconclusive.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 46

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 10
F2A-3 Buffalo x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F2A-3 Buffalo: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-121 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMF-221 with F2A-3 Buffalo (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes


Blenheims at Moulmein hit a Japanese convoy. The first group met no resistance, but the rest met Zeros. Pretty much trashed these squadrons, so I've withdrawn them. I've set the torpedo bombers to stay within range of escorting fighters. One squadron each of P-39s and P-40s there.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Mergui at 52,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Zuiko Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Daigen Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mergui at 52,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Nihonka Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mergui at 52,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 86 minutes


Japanese take Siangtan. Situation is getting iffy there. Further west, I have tons of troops at Liuchow, so he won't be making any major breakthroughs. I still have lots of troops in this area.

quote:

Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 38262 troops, 313 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 1290

Defending force 21086 troops, 92 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 688

Japanese adjusted assault: 855

Allied adjusted defense: 156

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Siangtan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4595 casualties reported
Squads: 154 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 24 (7 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (3 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
7251 casualties reported
Squads: 250 destroyed, 357 disabled
Non Combat: 224 destroyed, 148 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 39 (23 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Units retreated 9

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
15th/B Division
15th/A Division
51st Engineer Regiment
3rd Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
15th/C Division

Defending units:
99th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
16th Construction Regiment
29th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
19th Group Army
3rd War Area
5th Construction Regiment


I got a TON of reinforcements today, mostly British:

70th British Division - Karachi. Very weak. Sending to Diamond Harbor to grow into shape.
14th British Brigade - Aden
16th British Brigade - Aden
23rd British Brigade - Aden
45th Recce Regiment - Aden
26th Indian Division - Madras
9th Marine Regiment - San Diego
8th Marine Defense Battalion - Pago Pago

I'm shipping all the British troops to Moulmein, probably via Rangoon. Once I have everyone there, I'll start my invasion of Thailand and threaten Bangkok. Intel is showing Japanese prepping for Moulmein, but I'll leave more than enough there to stop that. I'm growing a monster there right now, and I'm ready to set it loose.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mundy

I'm shipping all the British troops to Moulmein, probably via Rangoon. Once I have everyone there, I'll start my invasion of Thailand and threaten Bangkok. Intel is showing Japanese prepping for Moulmein, but I'll leave more than enough there to stop that. I'm growing a monster there right now, and I'm ready to set it loose.


Thanks for the update.

That is an interesting counter punch. Burma Thailand.

The 'all in Australia' therefore must leave open .... <insert X> ; I had failed to ponder this.

Supply and troops have been diverted from somewhere.

Further from the mentioned advice previously (Japanese experts) - perhaps 'Luzon can wait' much as I have heard other Japan experts proclaim Singapore can wait. I had not envisioned that late 1942 for Luzon "is good enough".

From a Victory point of view the Allied VP loses in Sydney / Perth - are they offset by the Allied win in Bangkok for example ?? Cam Rhan Bay eventually ?

With 'stacks' in China - stacks in Australia - stacks in DEI - stacks now being deployed to clean up the Philippines... what stacks are left for the Pacific coast of French Indo China border regions ?

Despite that it is only March 1942 - Time / supply must be running very thin on Australia ; All in Melbourne fro the win ?



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I have a big convoy nearly done unloading at Melbourne. By the time they're done, I'll have some 160k in supply there, along with some good strong units defending it.

Overall, China's been fairly static, with him making some gains, and me the occasional counter-gain. I doubt he'll be taking the whole country.

I think he's fairly strong at Tavoy, but I'll just go around them to the east. It probably won't take much to roll up the Thai army.

Hornet's about 2 days from Pearl. With KB's whereabouts unknown, I may wait with the Gilberts until my Essexes roll in. I'll have lots more assault transports by then too, and every one should be fully prepped. Maybe I'll hit the Marshalls at the same time, and do a War Plan Orange on him.

Plenty to think about, so I'm not committing anything yet. I want to get a faster jump than I did with KenchiSulla.

Interesting times...

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Albany falls.

Troops are spawning like vermin at Chungking and I'm sending many of them forward. Liuchow has accumulated some 4,400 AV now. It's highly tempting to push this mob south towards Canton, but I'll think it over a bit.

Moulmein gets bombarded again. Fortunately my transports unloading there got away first.

quote:

ight Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-400 Airacobra: 7 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 3 damaged
Hurricane I Trop: 8 damaged
Fulmar II: 5 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 4 damaged
H81-A3: 10 damaged
H81-A3: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Fuso
BB Kongo
CA Furutaka
CA Kumano
CA Chokai
CL Kitakami
CL Kinu
CL Naka
CL Sendai
CL Kashii
DD Shirakumo
DD Usugumo
DD Akatsuki
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Minegumo
DD Oshio
DD Asashio
DD Yukikaze
DD Kuroshio
DD Kagero

Manpower hits 1
Fires 1056
Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 22
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

BB Hyuga firing at Moulmein
BB Ise firing at 18th British Division
BB Fuso firing at Moulmein
BB Kongo firing at 18th British Division
CA Furutaka firing at 17th Indian Division
CA Kumano firing at 7th Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 18th British Division
CL Kitakami firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Kinu firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Naka firing at Moulmein
CL Sendai firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Kashii firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Shirakumo firing at Moulmein
DD Usugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Moulmein
DD Kawakaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Yamakaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Minegumo firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Oshio firing at Moulmein
DD Asashio firing at 7th Australian Division
DD Yukikaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Kuroshio firing at 1st Burma Division
DD Kagero firing at 7th Australian Division


I've more troops shipping to the area from Diamond Harbor. I'm routing them to Rangoon first, as Moulmein's getting to be a less safe place to unload. Despite all my air search, I got taken completely by surprise and none of my planes attacked.

I'm sending about 1,000 AV east out of Moulmein to take some Thai bases. He has aircraft at some of these, and I can push them back. Maybe eventually threaten Bangkok. Plenty left behind to protect Moulmein. Recon's up watching for any inbound troops.

Taliaboe in the DEI finally gets invaded.

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Still on ? Has the war paused ?

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Okay... I'll start the story again.

A bit has happened since the last post. We're currently at 23 May 1942, so it's only been a month and a half. Before, Dave tended to do a turn every other day, but it's picked up in the last week to a turn a day, which suits me better. I don't want to be playing this for 10 years.

In Australia, it's all down to Melbourne now. Most all my troops are there. Any strays to the north are getting killed off. He's tried twice to attack, but I've beaten him off with very heavy casualties, so it's stalemated. I have about 2100 AV there and a little over 100,000 in supply. All the USAAF planes, I've either relocated or withdrawn. His CAP in there are has been too strong to deal with. All my B-17s relocated to Suva. I wound up hitting Efate, I think, with them and mangled a bunch of ACMs and such. He's been keeping any shipping out of those bases since. Recon Lightnings from there are watching for anything to show up.

KB appears to be holed up at Tulagi, but Coastwatchers have been giving me more sightings on the Australian east coast. They haven't been contributing to the ground war in Oz. CV Hiyo was spotted at Bowen last turn and Hiryu at Tulagi this turn. I've been getting about 1 CV sighting a day.

I've since been building up New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa the best I can. Mostly supply and fuel to the first, along with all the medium bombers from Australia. Heavy bombers at Suva, plus search planes. At Pago Pago and Savaii, I have a ton of planes stationed there. That will be a very tough nut to crack if he comes that ways.

In Burma, I had detached about 2,000 AV east to Rahaeng. Things didn't go too well as his forces closed the road behind them and I had to supply by air to keep them going. A few unsuccessful tries and I pulled them back to Moulmein, kicking a single IJA unit out of the way. He tried besieging Moulmein while I was out, but couldn't manage anything there either. I'm back up to strength there and now we're just staring at each other. He has a group of battleships bombarding me every night.

quote:

Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Yamashiro
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Furutaka
CA Kumano
CA Mogami
CA Myoko
CL Kitakami
CL Kinu
CL Naka

Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Manpower hits 1
Fires 357
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 1

BB Hyuga firing at 1st Burma Division
BB Yamashiro firing at 18th British Division
BB Haruna firing at 7th Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 1st Burma Division
CA Furutaka firing at 1st Burma Division
CA Kumano firing at 1st Burma Division
CA Mogami firing at Moulmein
CA Myoko firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Kitakami firing at Moulmein
CL Kinu firing at 7th Australian Division
CL Naka firing at 7th Australian Division


I think nearly his entire battleship force is stationed here. I've gotten some hits in lately.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 2
Buffalo I x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Albacore I bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 2

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Naka

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


quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 7
Blenheim IV x 2

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 5 damaged
Albacore I: 1 destroyed by flak
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Kongo
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
2 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 12
Martlet II x 10
Swordfish I x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 damaged
Albacore I: 1 destroyed by flak
Swordfish I: 3 damaged
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Ise, Torpedo hits 1

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 12
Martlet II x 6
Swordfish I x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 10 damaged
Albacore I: 1 destroyed by flak
Martlet II: 3 destroyed
Swordfish I: 4 damaged
Swordfish I: 2 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
BB Fuso
BB Ise
BB Hyuga

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

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 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 63 minutes


The two torp hits were nice, but more ships replaced them. No clue how badly the cruiser was damaged.

The 22nd East African Brigade is unloading at Colombo from Mombasa. They'll be off to Moulmein via Rangoon before long.

I'm building up strength at Pearl, shipping troops in from the States. I've been prepping troops for bases in the Marshalls. I would like to take that while his carriers are near Australia. I won't even start this at least until Wasp show up. Long Island arrived in Panama a couple days ago. I probably have enough troops for the job right now, but they need a lot of time to prep yet.

I'm getting enough troop transports in San Francisco that I was able to detach some of them to Seattle. I've been moving troops to Dutch Harbor. I'm prepping some of them Paramushiro-Jima, which is an idea I'm toying with. KB would be a non-factor here.

China is mostly static. I've got about 6000 AV departing Liuchow for the Canton area, to stir things up. I'll still have a couple thousand at Liuchow to guard that base. I'll see if he's weakened things down south.

Pretty much it. The war is mainly at Melbourne and Moulmein.

< Message edited by Mundy -- 11/12/2017 1:02:39 PM >


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I sent my Wellingtons out to Tavoy at night, as there appeared to be ship there. Good results for two bombers.

quote:

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 2

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Wellington Ic bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


A Japanese bombardment at Melbourne. They've all gone like this.

quote:

Ground combat at Melbourne (82,170)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 58486 troops, 797 guns, 469 vehicles, Assault Value = 2421

Defending force 65063 troops, 1223 guns, 1656 vehicles, Assault Value = 2225

Japanese ground losses:
696 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
23rd Nav Gd Unit
9th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
Kimura Det
I./33rd Inf Regt
48th Recon Regiment
38th Division
II./4th Infantry Battalion
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
144th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
146th Infantry Regiment
20th Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
Maizuru 1st SNLF
III./4th Infantry Battalion
56th Recon Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
53rd Naval Guard Unit
47th Infantry Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
II./124th Infantry Battalion
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
4th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th RF Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
16th Army
6th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd RF Gun Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
16th AA Regiment

Defending units:
2/1 NAOU Det.
7th SA Armoured Brigade
27th Rhodesian Brigade
2nd British Para Brigade
2nd NZ Brigade
2/6th Ind Coy
2/8th Ind Coy
44th British Division
7th Armoured Brigade
9th Australian Division
6th Australian Division
Natal Mtd Rifles Regiment
3rd RAAF M/W Sqn
NW Australia Base Force
33rd Medium Regiment
C/D Battery Heavy Coastal Artillery Regiment
NW Aus Aviation Rgt
1st Fgtr RAAF Wing
10th Patl RAAF Wing
A/B Battery Heavy Coastal Artillery Regiment
2nd Australian Army
13th Australian Hvy AA Regiment
RAAF OTU Melbourne
2nd RNZAF Base Force
N Force Detachment


Dave tries an attack on our stagnated front at Clark. Beat him off, despite the odds.

quote:

Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 48097 troops, 394 guns, 194 vehicles, Assault Value = 1721

Defending force 13186 troops, 274 guns, 358 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Japanese adjusted assault: 867

Allied adjusted defense: 745

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4828 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 228 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 47 disabled
Guns lost 49 (6 destroyed, 43 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
846 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 55 disabled
Guns lost 60 (6 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 33 (1 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
85th Naval Guard Unit
11th Garrison Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
86th Naval Guard Unit
41st Naval Guard Unit
88th Naval Guard Unit
12th Engineer Regiment
46th Naval Guard Unit
71st Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 5th SNLF
42nd Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 3rd SNLF
89th Naval Guard Unit
6th Indpt SNLF Coy
10th Garrison Unit
9th Armored Car Co
43rd Naval Guard Unit
Kure 5th SNLF
48th Naval Guard Unit
87th Naval Guard Unit
Kure 3rd SNLF
II/19th Naval Guard Unit
62nd Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
I/19th Naval Guard Unit
4th Ind. Engineer Regiment
III/19th Naval Guard Unit
63rd Naval Guard Unit
23rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
18th Naval Guard Unit
67th Naval Guard Unit
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
11th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
22nd JNAF AF Unit
18th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
35th Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
27th Infantry Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
II Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment


This is about as exciting as things get lately.

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RE: Up and at 'em. Mundy vs hjones6464@yahoo.co.uk - 11/18/2017 12:20:37 AM   
Mundy


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In one turn, Shokaku has been sighted by Coastwatchers at Geelong and Luganville. Akagi was seen this turn at Shortlands, Newcastle, Port Kembla and Maryborough. They really get around. Safe to say, KB is either at Australia or the Solomons. I'd find it surprising if he's broken them up like that. The temptation is great to send in my carrier for a port raid, but I'll beat that impulse back down.

Out west, Illustrious and Formidable got hit by land based air west of Rangoon. I was covering what I was hoping to be a battleship bombardment of Tavoy, but this is scrubbed.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 49,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 50,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious
CV Formidable

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 50,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
B5N1 Kate x 22
B5N2 Kate x 10

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Illustrious, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1
CV Formidable

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes


Illustrious is sitting about 20 flt, but can make 20 kts. They've since cleared the area, so they're safe. At this point, I don't think I can accomplish much with RN Naval Aviation. Port Blair is too big a nut for them to deal with. Maybe I can eventually shut that base down when USAAF heavy bombers start to arrive. Hopefully when that time comes, he'll keep his battleships at Tavoy and I can wreck them in port like I did to KenchiSulla in my last game. As it is, I'm going to send them to Pearl via Cape Town to help with my attack on the Marshalls. I'll ditch their crap air groups and put Marine squadrons on board at that point. Hornet's fully outfitted with TBFs at this point, so things can only get better. Wasp is due to show within a week or so.

Lots of troops have been showing up in the states lately and I'm getting them moved to Pearl. Some of the scattered fragments around Alaska are also being rounded up and recombined at Dutch Harbor.

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