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(1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/12/2017 8:44:25 PM   
1EyedJacks


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Michael and I are on our third restart with him as the allies and me as Japan. We are playing BTS Lite and recently, while playing as the Japanese in another game, Michael discovered some "problems" with the Japanese side that were - I guess a good word would be catastrophic. So Rinse and repeat. Again. Sigh.
Well - not to big a sigh. Michael was stepping on me pretty hard and I'd had an opportunity to run my economy into the ground and was trying to figure out why my economy sucked donkey-pooh when NYGiant59 made his startling discovery... lol.

So hopefully the major kinks are out. At least it sounds like both Michael and John think so and that'll be good enough for me.

I think for this AAR I'll do stories and seek to tell the game through the eyes of Masaki and his family. Inter-spaced within the AAR I'll toss in updates and when pondering strategy, I'll seek input from my fellow grognards :-)


< Message edited by 1EyedJacks -- 2/13/2017 1:20:18 AM >


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The Plan as of 2day - 2/12/2017 9:13:20 PM   
1EyedJacks


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So I went after Hawaii in a big way - with two large task forces of carriers and I even tossed in a bombardment of PH. Throughout the Pacific I have mini-TFs scurrying here and there seeking to mop up the islands and establish a strong defensive perimeter - hopefully clear out to the Line Islands.

For the DEI I'm planning a pincer move with a back-door attack driving through Mindanao ant taking everything from the Makassar Strait to Timor and then work my way north. My other pincer will be the Malaya/Sumatra drive.

And I'll push into Burma but it'll be a bit of a mish-mash of units in this theatre until such time as Singapore falls.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-22, hits 2

Allied Ships
DM Montgomery
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 1
AM Vireo
- So I get a midget sub attack that rarely works for me and the Captain of the Ha-22 gets away! That's pretty cool.

DM Montgomery loses contact with SSX Ha-22
DM Montgomery loses contact with SSX Ha-22
SSX Ha-22 eludes DM Montgomery by hugging bottom
AM Vireo loses contact with SSX Ha-22
AM Vireo cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-22
DM Montgomery loses contact with SSX Ha-22
SSX Ha-22 eludes ASW attack from DM Montgomery


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Sub attack near Savaii at 144,158

Japanese Ships
SS I-168

Allied Ships
BC Ranger
DD Tucker
DD Reid
DD Conyngham

SS I-168 launches 4 torpedoes at BC Ranger
I-168 diving deep ....
DD Tucker fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-168 eludes ASW attack from DD Conyngham
SS I-168 eludes DD Conyngham by diving deep
DD Conyngham cannot establish contact with SS I-168
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Conyngham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kompong Trach at 55,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryoyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

xAK Ryoyo Maru is sighted by SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ryoyo Maru


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Sub attack near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami
DMS W-3
xAK Asakasan Maru
DD Ayanami
DD Uranami
DD Isonami

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 20, and is sunk

- Oh this was so fun to watch! It's doubly rare to force a Dutch sub to surface and sink it with guns. The war is starting off swell!

SS KXII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shikinami
KXII bottoming out ....
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Isonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uranami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Isonami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ayanami is out of ASW ammo
DD Ayanami is out of ASW ammo
DD Shikinami attacking submerged sub ....
SS KXII forced to surface!
DD Uranami firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Sub attack near Lihue at 179,104

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi
DD Yugumo
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Kagero

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

SS Thresher launches 6 torpedoes at CV Amagi
Thresher diving deep ....
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Urakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kagero fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BC Hiei
BC Kirishima
BC Ishitaka
BC Kawachi
CA Niitaka
CA Suzuka
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki

Allied Ships
DD Ward, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 20,000 yards
DD Ward sunk by BC Kawachi at 20,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 84
B5N2 Kate x 102
D3A1 Val x 94

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 9 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
O-47A: 11 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 112 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 7 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 84 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 31 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 15 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 24 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 5 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 11 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 35 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 2 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 24 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 2 destroyed on ground
C-33: 2 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 8 damaged
R3D-2: 2 damaged
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
BB California, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Zane
AV Curtiss
AV Wright
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires
CL Anchorage, Torpedo hits 1
CA Minneapolis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Mugford, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
YO-44, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Helm, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Tangier, Torpedo hits 1

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 74
Port hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
19 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
17 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 37
B5N2 Kate x 53
D3A1 Val x 41

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 12 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 9 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 9 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 3 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 11 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 3 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 2 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Nevada, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires
CL Honolulu, Torpedo hits 1
CL Phoenix, Torpedo hits 1

Repair Shipyard hits 5
Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 5
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 79
G3M2 Nell x 54
G4M1 Betty x 81

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
TK Mindanao, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Spearfish, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SS Saury, Bomb hits 2
AVD Childs, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAKL Don Jose, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
TK La Estrella Caltex, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-111, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Don Esteban, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
YO-41, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS S-37, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Stingray, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
TK Gertrude Kellogg, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
PT-35, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Snapper, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS S-38, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Sargo, Bomb hits 1
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1
SS Sealion, Bomb hits 1
SS Sculpin, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
AM Lark, Bomb hits 1
SS S-41, Bomb hits 1
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 1
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 1
SS Seawolf, Bomb hits 1
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
27 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

I think I might have missed one sub in my attacks on Manila's port. Very good.

Allied Ships
AS Canopus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Seadragon, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Seal, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS S-41, Bomb hits 2
SS Sailfish, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SS Skipjack, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Salmon, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Rochambeau, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 2, on fire
SS Searaven, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ethel Edwards, Bomb hits 1
xAK Tantalus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Palawan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Sargo, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS S-38, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AM Bittern, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 1
AM Whippoorwill, Bomb hits 1
xAK American Leader, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Pecos, Bomb hits 1
AM Finch, Bomb hits 1
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AS Otus, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS Saury, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAP President Madison, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS S-40, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 10
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on AM Bittern


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Morning Air attack on Davao , at 79,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hilo , at 183,111

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2-C Kate x 2

No Japanese losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2-C Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lahaina , at 182,108

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 5,200 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 52
Ki-27b Nate x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 13 damaged
Blenheim I: 2 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 39

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1200 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 16
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 45th Chinese Corps, at 82,47 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 10
Ki-51 Sonia x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 4 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 4 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 17 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IF: 8 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 53

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



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Morning Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 7 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Corps, at 81,52 (Siangtan)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 12

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lihue , at 178,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2-C Kate x 1

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N2-C Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 67
B5N2 Kate x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hong Kong at 77,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 7
Ki-27b Nate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Thanet
DD Scout, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Scout

Sweet! I don't remember the last time I nailed a DD near Hong Kong.

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ASW attack near Patani at 51,73

Japanese Ships
DD Maikaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS KXI

SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at DD Maikaze
KXI bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Naval bombardment of Iba at 78,75

I was going after two AG of fighters that the allies start of with at Iba in this mod. It's a fair target and it'll give my crews a chanced at some experience. Note to self: Next time use FP as spotters. I forgot this time and suspect that the only reason I did reasonably well was due to the magic of December 7 Surprise.

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 38 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hitachi
BB Owari
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio
DD Asashio

Allied ground losses:
609 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Resources hits 5
Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 46
Port hits 21
Port supply hits 3

BB Hitachi firing at Iba
BB Owari firing at Iba
BB Mutsu firing at 31st PA Infantry Division
BB Nagato firing at Iba
CL Jintsu firing at Iba
DD Hibiki firing at 31st PA Infantry Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Iba
DD Arashio firing at Iba
DD Michishio firing at Iba
DD Oshio firing at Iba
DD Asashio firing at Iba


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Naval bombardment of Pearl Harbor at 180,107 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

- hopefully I'm putting a dent in Michael's long-legged AC that he uses for gathering intell. The damage to the airfield and runways will disappear fast but if I can cut back on all of those search patterns he is so fond of using...

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 41 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 51 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 8 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 114 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 52 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 3 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 14 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 16 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 4 damaged
C-33: 2 damaged
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground
SNJ-3 Texan: 3 damaged
SNJ-3 Texan: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 12 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 10 damaged
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BC Kawachi
BC Ishitaka
BC Kirishima
BC Hiei
CA Suzuka
CA Niitaka

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
1115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 111 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 34 (16 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 37 (7 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Airbase hits 49
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 93

BC Kawachi firing at Pearl Harbor
BC Ishitaka firing at Pearl Harbor
BC Kirishima firing at Pearl Harbor
BC Hiei firing at Oahu Harbor Defense
Oahu Harbor Defense firing at BC Hiei
CA Suzuka firing at Oahu Harbor Defense
Oahu Harbor Defense firing at CA Suzuka
CA Niitaka firing at Pearl Harbor


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Pre-Invasion action off Kota Bharu (51,75)

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Shikinami
DD Isonami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9
SC Ch 7
AK Sasako Maru
DD Ayanami

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

Allied ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

CL Sendai firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Shikinami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
DD Isonami firing at 8th Indian Brigade
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 9 fired at enemy troops
SC Ch 7 fired at enemy troops
DD Shikinami fired at enemy troops
DD Isonami fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kota Bharu (51,75)

TF 85 troops unloading over beach at Kota Bharu, 51,75

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 56th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 12th Engr Rgt /1
13.2mm T93 AAMG lost in surf during unload of 5th JAAF AF Coy
17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 12th Engr Rgt


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Amphibious Assault at Batan Island (85,70)

TF 96 troops unloading over beach at Batan Island, 85,70



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Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6261 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Defending force 1645 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 330

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 66 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
794 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
89th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Batan Island (85,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 937 troops, 8 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batan Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
24th JAAF AF Bn






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RE: The Plan as of 2day - 2/12/2017 10:26:27 PM   
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Holy crap, that was a masterclass of a Japanese first-turn strike. That naval bombardment of Pearl was ballsy - I've always been too afraid to do it because of Naval guns, but it looks like my fears were unfounded.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: paradigmblue

Holy crap, that was a masterclass of a Japanese first-turn strike. That naval bombardment of Pearl was ballsy - I've always been too afraid to do it because of Naval guns, but it looks like my fears were unfounded.


And the mines - lol. I wanted to time the process so that the bombardment happened after the air strikes. Looking at December 10 in Tracker, I still don't see any sunken battle wagons tho...

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Masaki Shimizu was returning home from his shop as the sun was setting deep into the west. Masaki, who was known for his willingness to help others and for always having a kind greeting to others, wore a frown as he trudged home. His business once thriving business had been doing poorly since the Americans had implemented their embargo upon Japan. Iron and steel, which had been hard to obtain on a good day was almost nonexistent since the summer of 1940. Masaki, always a thrifty man, had horded a small stockpile of scraps that were now all but gone. To help eek things out he'd gone in with three other businessmen to purchase an old Chinese tug that had been ready for the breakers at least ten years ago. Masaki and his associates had quartered the tug but since then there had been no opportunity to procure anything else.
Fortunately he had another business, supplying trees, ferns, flowers, and pots of various sizes. His wife and daughters made the greatest clay pots, with glazes and stains and colors done traditionally in a style that had been handed down for generations. And some of the paintings his daughters did for customers were praised and sought by customers from all over the region. But it wasn't the businesses that really had Masaki concerned. It was the change in the winds. These were not trade winds that painted the frown on his face. Masaki was worried for his sons. All six of his boys had joined the military, two in the Army and four in the Navy. Two of his sons were aviators - men who flew roaring fixed-wing aircraft up into the skies. Such a thing had been unheard of when he was a child. The best a person could do was ride in a balloon back then. No, these were not winds of trade, they were winds of war. A great storm-front was upon them. The young men and old warriors of Japan had seen opportunity to expand the empire and no force on earth would stop them from trying. Not even the great nation called America…


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Introducing Captain Akio Shimizu from DEC of 1941 - 2/13/2017 1:16:53 AM   
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Captain Akio Shimizu was on the road at the head of his regiment as they marched from Shanghai for Wenchow. His regiment was part of the 19th Division, and they had been organizing and training for the better part of three months. It just took time, training, and more training to get men (mostly just out from their recruitment training) to work together and understand even the simplest concepts of movement in different types of terrain or under combat conditions.

But they march well, he thought to himself with a barely suppressed snort as he looked back upon the squads behind him. The men (they seemed mostly boys to Akio) marched smartly in the cool weather, as if aware of the locals eyes upon them, and they wanted very much to look the part of seasoned warriors to anyone close enough to see them. Or at least that was true for most of them. Here and there, sprinkled within the division, were soldiers that had been here for a while. Not a lot of them - probably less than ten percent - but they were here and had formed the cadre by which the officers had built and trained the division. The veterans, they were not interested in putting on a show. Chinese farming implements, bows, and staffs had done little to stir fear in their hearts, these veterans of earlier conflict. But things had been gradually changing. The Chinese troops were still a motley bunch for the most part, being poorly trained, poorly armed, and poorly supplied. But they'd been learning throughout the previous campaign seasons as Japan had pushed deeper into the lush and vibrant lands of China. The Chinese were quickly developing a backbone. Lieutenant-General Kozuki had noted time and again to his junior officers that Japan's armies needed to be swift and fierce - like a great wind - and blow through the wavering reeds of Chinese resistance before they had opportunity to grow smart enough and experienced enough to strengthen their resistance.

And so it had begun - the winds of war - a true war - a great war. Some said this would be large - a World War like the first that had been fought in Europe. Akio had only read about the first war in books but they were books that everyone had been scrambling to touch, read, or get their own precious copies of. Akio's twin, Daika, was a naval captain who had his own cruiser. This seemed a big thing to Akio, and while he was happy for his brother's fortune, he chafed with not a little envy. Akio sought his own opportunities to advance the Shimizu name and he was hoping this new war would open the door for him.

And so they marched, onward, forward, and a young captain had great expectations.


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Report from 9 DEC 41 - 2/13/2017 1:41:46 AM   
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So on the 8th I put in a second day of strikes @ PH. I lost more AC than I wanted to for little gain against the battleships so the carrier groups are retiring from Hawaii. That was the big news item from the 8th. A base or two changed hands and I did a lot of clicking on the mouse.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 09, 41
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Invasion Support action off Kota Bharu (51,75)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
AK Sasako Maru

PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops


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TF 225 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Allied Ships
AM Lark
AM Quail

19 mines cleared


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TF 225 encounters mine field at Lubang (78,78)

Allied Ships
AM Lark
AM Quail

3 mines cleared


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Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Already the subs are lining up like Bear fishing for salmon… I've added a few ASW TFs and I have Naval-Search/ASW but only during the day…

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuroshio Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIV

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

xAK Kuroshio Maru is sighted by SS KXIV
SS KXIV attacking xAK Kuroshio Maru on the surface


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Sub attack near Soc Trang at 58,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Fushimi Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXV

SS KXV launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Fushimi Maru


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TF 225 encounters mine field at Lubang (78,78)

Allied Ships
AM Lark
AM Quail

12 mines cleared


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ASW attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
DMS Shimushu

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
DMS Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Ryoyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

xAK Ryoyo Maru is sighted by SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ryoyo Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manila at 79,77

I had intended to call off strikes on Manila and Clark this turn but obviously missed a few AG…

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
G3M2 Nell x 18

Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (10 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/Hq Sqn with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
24th PG/20th PS with P-40B Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/34th PS with P-40E Warhawk (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Group Army ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 16th Group Army ...
Also attacking 13th Chinese Base Force ..
So two Chinese Rgts…


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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Corps, at 81,52 (Siangtan)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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So this is KB-4 - Three CVL and some support…

Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AO Trinity, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, heavy damage
PG Tulsa
PG Asheville

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Tulsa, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Tulsa


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 44,70

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 10
Ki-27b Nate x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Demosthenes, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAKL Raub, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AMc Medusa

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Michael is running ships from Singapore up the Strait… I saw them and maneuvered some Bettys… :-)

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Afternoon Air attack on Davao , at 79,91

I was gunna halt this but forgot… and I think I forgot on the las turn I sent too…

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 23000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 75th Chinese Corps, at 82,47 , near Ichang

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 9
Ki-30 Ann x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-27b Nate x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,92

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Legaspi, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Isla Filipinas, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cebu at 80,86

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AO Trinity, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Asheville, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
PG Tulsa, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Trinity
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Tulsa
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Yu Sang


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Amphibious Assault at Tabiteuea (137,134)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Tabiteuea, 137,134

15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 51st Nav Gd /2


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Pre-Invasion action off Nauru Island (127,128)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nagata Maru
AMC Tabai Maru

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

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

PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Nauru Island (127,128)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Nauru Island, 127,128



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Amphibious Assault at Tarawa (136,128)

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Tarawa, 136,128

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 53rd Nav Gd /3


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21141 troops, 289 guns, 189 vehicles, Assault Value = 573

Defending force 8071 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 512

Allied adjusted defense: 325

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
646 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled

Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind Com Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind Com Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5950 troops, 46 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Defending force 4263 troops, 40 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 115

Allied adjusted defense: 12

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
1936 casualties reported
Squads: 58 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 82 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (38 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force


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Ground combat at Tabiteuea (137,134)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1807 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 27

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 27 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tabiteuea !!!

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

Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3619 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 111 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 184

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 184 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
52nd Naval Guard Unit
61st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Nauru Isl Det


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Ground combat at Tarawa (136,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1788 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 25

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa !!!

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

Assaulting units:
53rd Naval Guard Unit

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11 DEC 41 Notes from China - 2/14/2017 5:14:06 AM   
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Akio stepped out of the building that the division HQs had purloined for a quick series of meetings before the 19th continued marching for Wenchow. He squinted his eyes against the bright sun after having been inside for so long and then he took a few moments to stretch out some of the kinks in his legs and back from sitting so long. It was a wonder he wasn't developing callouses on his butt!

Yesterday the 15th Division of the 13th Army had arrived in Hangchow by rail. They were supposed to assist in the assault of Wenchow. The officers of the 15th figured they'd be ready to march in another day but Akio had spent an hour near the stations earlier in the morning trying to hunt up an aid of Lieutenant-General Sakai, the commanding officer. Akio had grave doubts that the officers of the 15th could get their division moving in less than a week. The 15th looked like a walking cluster-flock. Akio was just thankful that Lieutenant-General Kozuki, his commanding officer, was in overall charge of the assault on Wenchow.

The current plan was that the 19th Division would start out for Wenchow in the morning while Lieutenant-General Sakai and his 15th Division would follow as quickly as possible.

Akio pulled his canteen from his belt and took a long pull from it before returning it to the pouch on his belt. He took a few more minutes to walk about for a bit before returning to enter the building for more meetings. Later there would be opportunities to attend meetings of the meetings they'd just finished. Some things never change.



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Time Stamp 12 DEC 41
Location: CL Kitakami, near Guam

Captain Daika Shimizu, Captain of the CL Kitakami, looked out across the choppy seas through a brass telescope, a gift from his brother Akio, and watched as the CL Nagara prepared it's E7K2 search plane for flight. The radio had been abuzz over the last day in regards to enemy ships attempting to slip between the Bonin and Marianas islands as the fled from the current military operations in and around the Philippines and Mindanao. Daika watched through his archaic telescope as the engine of the search plane coughed to life and the propeller blades became a whir.

Daika grinned fiercely to himself as the search plane started to taxi for takeoff. He tried hard to portray the stoic calm demeanor of an Imperial Japanese naval officer while around his crew but in truth it was all he could do to reign in his excitement. The Kitakami and her sister-ships the Oi and Kiso would have an opportunity to showcase a new torpedo naval weapons platform that Captain Daika was confident would strike terror in the hearts of American naval officers once they heard about the new Torpedo Cruisers in Japan's naval arsenal. The Kitakami and her sister ships each bristled with 10 quadruple mounted torpedo launchers. They were capable of firing twenty of the Long Lance torpedoes in a single broadside!

Captain Shimizu and his crew had spent countless long hours in training to build their efficiency and combat speed. The Torpedo launchers were specially designed for use on the light cruisers. Daika and his officers had burnt the candles at both ends of the day, training on the maintenance requirements of the launchers and documenting problems and concerns to help design engineers come up with patches and fixes for some of the problems that had cropped up when the torpedo launchers and support systems had been initially installed. Standard doctrine demanded the torpedo cruisers seek night engagements, and the three torpedo cruisers of their task force had spent a good part of November practicing their formations and night combat operations.

Already their task force was gearing up to head for an intercept of the enemy merchant shipping based on reports from Chichi-jima. The plan was for their task force to surge ahead of the projected course of the enemy ships and then turn down the reciprocal of their prey's course. If they did this right it should be a head-on milk run and an excellent live-fire training operation for the crews.

Daika licked his lips briefly in anticipation and then collapsed the telescope and slid it into a leather custom holder attached to his belt. He had a ship to run.






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So things are going fairly well. I'm ramping up air production slowly and I've added a lot of conversions from xAKL to PB. In spite of really thumping his subs at Manila, there sure seem to be a lot of his subs in the South China Sea and around Formosa.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)

Japanese Ships
xAP Kasado Maru
CM Tama
DD Mochizuki

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)

Japanese Ships
xAP Kasado Maru
CM Tama
DD Mochizuki

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7
APD Fuji
TB Hiyodori

PB Heiei Maru #7 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 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 120 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 8th JNAF Coy
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost overboard during unload of 15th Nav Gd


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)

Japanese Ships
xAP Kasado Maru
CM Tama
DD Mochizuki

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Miri (64,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7
APD Fuji

PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX is sighted by escort
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Haha-jima at 113,81, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Kiso
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
DD Sazanami
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

-- Well my Torpedo Cruisers are blooded. No doubt overkill on my part but I'm hoping I'll see a bump in my crews from today's combat engagements.

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Tachibana, Masao crosses the 'T'
CL Nagara engages xAK Governor Wright at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CL Kiso engages xAK Governor Wright at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Oi engages xAK Governor Wright at 16,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages xAK Governor Wright at 16,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 16,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Oi engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Oi engages xAK Governor Wright at 7,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages xAK Governor Wright at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages xAK Governor Wright at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages xAK Governor Wright at 5,000 yards
xAK Governor Wright sunk by CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Haha-jima at 113,81, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Kiso
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
DD Sazanami
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
CL Nagara engages TK Manatawny at 19,000 yards
CL Nagara engages TK Manatawny at 19,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages TK Manatawny at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Oi engages TK Manatawny at 16,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages TK Manatawny at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Oi engages TK Manatawny at 14,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages TK Manatawny at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages TK Manatawny at 12,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages TK Manatawny at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
TK Manatawny sunk by CL Oi at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX is sighted by escort
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Georgetown at 49,74

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4
Ki-27b Nate x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Klias

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Jolo , at 74,90

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
B5N2 Kate x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AVP Heron, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Elcano, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

I noticed Michael slipping a few ships into port to try and evade my TB/DB AG :-)

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Morning Air attack on 67th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 17
Ki-30 Ann x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Base Force, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Corps, at 81,52 (Siangtan)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51 Sonia x 7

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Georgetown at 49,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4
Ki-27b Nate x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AMc Klias

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 74,90

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Sagoland, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX is sighted by escort
KX bottoming out ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Miri at 64,87

Japanese Ships
xAK Giyu Maru
xAKL Kembu Maru
TB Kasasagi

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX is sighted by escort
KX bottoming out ....
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Kasasagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Miri (64,87)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7
APD Fuji

PB Heiei Maru #7 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4011 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Defending force 239 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 139

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 139 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Allied ground losses:
336 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
124th Infantry Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50499 troops, 274 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1424

Defending force 15927 troops, 116 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Allied adjusted assault: 1182

Japanese adjusted defense: 554

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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


Japanese ground losses:
705 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1461 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 177 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army

Defending units:
34th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division

My WAG is that Michael will have to wait 2-3 turns to get the supply situation out of the red for his Chinese troops. Meanwhile I'm flying in extra supplies.


COMBAT EVENTS FOR 12/12/41

ADJUST TASK FORCE MISSIONS
CALCULATE RANGE TO ENEMY
CALCULATE AIR SUPERIORITY
ASSIGN COMPUTER CONTROLLED UNITS
Alor Star is occupied by the Japanese
Combat Events:
NAVAL REACTION PHASE
LOADING/UNLOADING TASK FORCES
Amphibious TF 9 unloading at Guam
Amphibious TF 72 unloading at Miri
Amphibious TF 105 unloading at Miri
TASK FORCE LOADING/UNLOADING COMPLETE
CALCULATING TASK FORCE PATHS
MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS
NAVAL MOVEMENT PHASE
ADJUST SHIP FUEL
NIGHT AIR OPERATIONS PHASE
AIR NIGHT STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SURFACE COMBAT CHECK
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
Amphibious TF 9 unloading at Guam
Amphibious TF 105 unloading at Miri
Amphibious TF 120 offshore of Miri
REPAIRING SHIPS
END 12 HOUR PULSE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
CHECKING TF FUEL
TF'S RETURN TO PORT
Combat Events:
NAVAL REACTION PHASE
LOADING/UNLOADING TASK FORCES
Amphibious TF 9 unloading at Guam
Amphibious TF 105 unloading at Miri
Amphibious TF 120 unloading at Miri
TASK FORCE LOADING/UNLOADING COMPLETE
CALCULATING TASK FORCE PATHS
MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS
NAVAL MOVEMENT PHASE
Task Force 56 encounters enemy Task Force at 113 , 81
Task Force 56 encounters enemy Task Force at 113 , 81

ADJUST SHIP FUEL
AIR OPERATIONS PHASE : AM
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 123,57 near Kushiro, speed 12, Moving East
G4M1 Betty sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 134,113 near Likiep, speed 15, Moving Northwest
G3M2 Nell reports conning tower at 81, 66 near Takao
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 80,74 near San Fernando , Speed 11 , Moving Southwest
G3M2 Nell has spotted a Elco 77ft PT class PT at 80,74
G4M1 Betty sighting report: 4 Allied ships at 83,69 near Itbayat Island, speed 18, Moving Northwest
G4M1 Betty sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 80,73 near Vigan , Speed unknown
G4M1 Betty has spotted an Allied MTB at 80,73
D3A1 Val reports diving submarine at 132, 91 near Wake Island
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: Allied xAK at 71,89 near Tawi Tawi , Speed 7 , Moving Southeast
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 4 Allied ships at 69,93 near Tandjoengselor , Speed 10 , Moving Southwest
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 3 Allied ships at 50,84 near Singapore , Speed 12 , Moving East
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: Allied SS at 51,79 near Kuantan , Speed 8 , Moving Northwest
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 5 Allied ships at 131,139 near Nanumea , Speed 11 , Moving Southwest
E8N2 Dave sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 111,62 near Hamamatsu, speed 17, Moving Southeast
E7K2 Alf sighting report: Allied SS at 104,61 near Kanoya , Speed 10 , Moving Northeast
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 5 Allied ships at 67,91 near Tarakan , Speed 8 , Moving East
E13A1 Jake has spotted an Allied HDML at 67,91
Ki-48-Ib Lily attacking an Allied SS at 63,73
Ki-48-Ib Lily attacking SS KXIV at 63,73
TF 1 snooped by Allied Aircraft at 181,125 near Hilo
TF 12 sights Allied Level Bomber at 78,96 near Sangi
TF 120 detected by Allied Level Bomber at 64,87 near Miri
TF 5 sighted by Allied Aircraft at 64,87 near Miri
TF 105 detects Allied Level Bomber at 64,87 near Miri
TF 125 followed by Allied Float Plane at 51,75 near Kota Bharu
AIR STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
AIR OPERATIONS PHASE : PM
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 83,65 near Takao, speed 15, Moving East
G3M2 Nell reports periscope wake at 83, 66 near Takao
G3M2 Nell has spotted an Allied PT at 80,74
:::::::: an Allied PT is reported HIT
G3M2 Nell has spotted MTB 12 at 80,73
F1M2 Pete sighting report: Allied SS at 104,61 near Kanoya , Speed 14 , Moving Northeast
D3A1 Val reports possible submarine at 131, 93 near Wake Island
G4M1 Betty has spotted MTB 9 at 80,73
H6K4 Mavis has spotted a Cockatoo class AMc at 49,74
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 50,84 near Singapore , Speed 12 , Moving East
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 132,133 near Ocean Island, speed 12, Moving Southwest
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 113,82 near Agrihan , Speed 14 , Moving East
G3M2 Nell sighting report: Allied xAK at 113,82 near Agrihan , Speed 10 , Moving East
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: Allied SS at 103,61 near Kanoya , Speed 15 , Moving Northeast
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 72,87 near Jolo , Speed 9 , Moving Southeast
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 5 Allied ships at 72,87 near Jolo , Speed 9 , Moving Southeast
E13A1 Jake sighting report: Allied xAKL at 74,90 near Jolo , Speed unknown
Ki-48-Ib Lily attacking SS KXIV at 63,73
:::::::: SS KXIV is reported HIT
Ki-15-II Babs sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 55,78 near Kuantan, speed 20, Moving Southwest
TF 96 observes Allied Float Plane at 84,63 near Pescadores
AIR STRIKES
AIRCRAFT LANDING
AIR TRANSPORT PHASE
AIRCRAFT LANDING
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SURFACE COMBAT CHECK
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
SHIP CREWS PERFORM DAMAGE CONTROL
Amphibious TF 9 unloading at Guam
Amphibious TF 120 unloading at Miri
REPAIRING SHIPS
END 12 HOUR PULSE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
CHECKING TF FUEL
TF'S RETURN TO PORT
Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!
RECALCULATING ZONES OF CONTROL
SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS PHASE
MOVING OIL AND RESOURCES
PRODUCTION PHASE
SUPPLY MOVEMENT PHASE
CALCULATING SPOILAGE
AIRCRAFT REPAIR PHASE
AIRCRAFT SUPPLY PHASE
UPGRADING SHIPS
UPGRADING AIR UNITS
UPGRADING LAND UNITS
SUPPLY PHASE COMPLETE
END OF DAY
TRAINING SHIP CREWS
DISBANDING HUMAN CONTROLLED TASK FORCES
ADJUSTING AVIATION SUPPORT
LAND UNIT REPLACEMENT PHASE
AIR UNIT REPLACEMENT PHASE
MERGING SUB UNITS
SUB UNIT MERGE COMPLETE
DIVIDE CRIPPLED TFs
LEADER REASSIGNMENT PHASE
SEARCHING FOR ADJACENT ENEMY UNITS
REASSIGNING TRANSPORT GROUPS
3rd CCF Det T-1 sub-groups COMBINING at Cam Ranh Bay


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Ki-15-II Babs reports periscope wake at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports shape below surface at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
----- I see two subs in the area and have re-routed some of my shipping along with adding a FP AG so I can do night-search missions. I see the location 63,73 scattered within this report.
TF 1 snooped by Allied Aircraft at 181,125 near Hilo
TF 12 sights Allied Level Bomber at 78,96 near Sangi
TF 120 detected by Allied Level Bomber at 64,87 near Miri
TF 5 sighted by Allied Aircraft at 64,87 near Miri
TF 105 detects Allied Level Bomber at 64,87 near Miri
TF 125 followed by Allied Float Plane at 51,75 near Kota Bharu
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 at Babeldaob grounded due to maintenance
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 Det at Patani grounded due to maintenance
C5M2 Babs from 3rd Ku T-1 crashes on landing
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 83,65 near Takao, speed 15, Moving East
G3M2 Nell reports periscope wake at 83, 66 near Takao
G3M2 Nell from Genzan Ku K-1 has spotted an Allied PT at 80,74
an Allied PT is reported HIT
G3M2 Nell from Genzan Ku K-1 has spotted MTB 12 at 80,73
D3A1 Val reports possible submarine at 131, 93 near Wake Island
G4M1 Betty from Takao Ku K-1 Det has spotted MTB 9 at 80,73
--- I wonder what's going on at Wake?
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 Det has spotted a Cockatoo class AMc at 49,74
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 132,133 near Ocean Island, speed 12, Moving Southwest
E7K2 Alf reports conning tower at 112, 64 near Aogashima
H6K4 Mavis reports shadow in water at 113, 66 near Aogashima
C5M2 Babs reports object near surface at 83, 68 near Hengchun
C5M2 Babs reports submarine at 83, 68 near Hengchun
G4M1 Betty reports diving submarine at 132, 116 near Kwajalein Island
G4M1 Betty reports oil slick at 132, 116 near Kwajalein Island
H6K4 Mavis reports suspected submarine at 104, 61 near Kanoya
H6K4 Mavis reports radio transmissions at 103, 61 near Kanoya
E7K2 Alf reports suspected submarine at 102, 61 near Kanoya
F1M2 Pete reports shape below surface at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
E13A1 Jake reports oil slick at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
E13A1 Jake reports radio transmissions at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
F1M2 Pete reports diving submarine at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
F1M2 Pete reports oil slick at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
E13A1 Jake reports object under water at 64, 87 near Miri
E13A1 Jake reports periscope at 64, 87 near Miri
E13A1 Jake reports radio transmissions at 64, 87 near Miri
E13A1 Jake reports object near surface at 64, 87 near Miri
Ki-15-II Babs reports shape below surface at 83, 68 near Hengchun
Ki-30 Ann reports shadow in water at 81, 69 near Laoag
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports possible submarine at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports object under water at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports submarine at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports shadow in water at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports conning tower at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports shape below surface at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports object under water at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 75th Sentai attacking SS KXIV at 63,73
SS KXIV is reported HIT
Ki-15-II Babs sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 55,78 near Kuantan, speed 20, Moving Southwest
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports suspected submarine at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
Ki-48-Ib Lily reports oil slick at 63, 73 near Cam Ranh Bay
TF 96 observes Allied Float Plane at 84,63 near Pescadores
Pilot killed in landing accident of F1M2 Pete from Kure Ku T-1
Pilot killed in landing accident of F1M2 Pete from Kure Ku T-1
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 at Babeldaob grounded due to maintenance
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 at Babeldaob grounded due to maintenance
H6K4 Mavis from Yokohama Ku T-1 at Maloelap grounded due to maintenance
H6K4 Mavis from Yokohama Ku T-2 crashes on landing
H6K4 Mavis from Kanoya-3 Ku T-2 at Kanoya grounded due to maintenance
B5N1 Kate from Hosho-2 is damaged on landing
9 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting supplies to 38th
12 x MC-21 Sally transporting supplies to 19th Ind Com
Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!
Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
3 (6) x F1M2 Pete, 1 (1) x Ki-27b Nate
TK Manatawny is reported to have been sunk near Haha-jima on Dec 12, 1941
xAP Elcano is reported to have been sunk near Jolo on Dec 12, 1941
xAK Governor Wright is reported to have been sunk near Haha-jima on Dec 12, 1941


SIG INT REPORT FOR Dec 12, 41

Radio transmissions detected at Ogden (225,57).
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Melbourne (82,170).
Radio transmissions detected at Rybolov (113,44).
Radio transmissions detected at Seattle (212,52).
Radio transmissions detected at 88,41.
Radio transmissions detected at Shaoyang (80,52).

I took a look in Tracker: most of the ships in TF56 picked up a point of experience -cool!




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Movie Phase 13 DEC 41

Guam and Hong Kong fall to the Imperial Forces of Japan.

My invasion force @ Jesselton is landing.

The invasion of Davao should start up on the 14th.

Michael attacked @ Ichang again so two attacks in a row. Forts went down from 2 to 1. He's taking 5:1 in casualties but he's attacking with 5 Chinese Corps… It's kinda like the Alamo… I've added an AG of Ki-30 to attack the Chinese units but I don't have much for air units in this area right now.

I'm creating TFs that can haul about 20 tons of resources and running them from Port Arthur to Japan. This mod has the reduced capacities for the merchies, which means I'm burning more fuel than in stock. Anyone got any tips they'd like to share on building resource TFs? I try to go for speed as a common denominator, get the total load to about 20 tons, and add a pair of escorts.

Orders Phase 14 DEC 41

Spotlight Sakhalin
I'll be increasing my port and airfield size @ Shikuka so that oil and resources between the two bases concentrate @ Shikuka. To that end I've set port, airfield, and forts to expand.

I'm also sending the 38th Construction Company, located at Toyohara, to Shikuka by rail.

I wonder what the difference is between Construction Engineer Squads and Construction Labor Squads? The 38th has 4 of each…

Spotlight Malaya/Sumatra
The 42nd Rgt is 30 miles east of its target - Georgetown. I think Michael is trying to offload troops from there as he has a TF there.

TF125 is unloading supplies and part of the 21st Rgt at Kota Bharu. The base is kinda bunged up from my assault but I have 3 Construction units there so it should not take too long to fix up the port and airfield.

The 56th (and 21st when unloaded) Rgts will run down the road from the fleeing defenders of Kota Bharu. Basically everyone is headed to Temuloh but I'm hoping to catch up and get in a good attack B4 the allied units make it to Temuloh.

The 11th and 41st Rgts are 30 miles from Alor Star, which has already switched over to Japan.

The Imperial Guards and all the units that had been at Battambang are now at Singora and unpacking.

Rebuild the 18th Division
I can rebuild the 18th Division in Malaya. I'm working to get all of the units for this division into one location and have the division rebuilt prior to an assault of Singapore.

Rebuild the 5th Division
I can rebuild the 5th Division in Malaya. I'm working to get all of the units for this division into one location and have the division rebuilt prior to an assault of Singapore.

The 3rd Air Division is @ Kompong Trach and moving to Phnom Penh. Once there it'll take train to Kota Bharu. That'll be a great base to fly AG that need torpedoes…

The 1st Raiding Rgt (INFp) is @ Kompong Trach and headed to Kota Bharu also. I'll use them to try and get a jump in.







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RE: DEC 13/14 - 2/19/2017 7:49:29 PM   
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Not sure what your standard is as far as resource hauling go, but I move all available engineers from Manchukuo to Fusan (at least ones I am not buying out for elsewhere) and max out the port and airfields to try and direct resources to flow there and then just bridge the Tsushima Straight over to the Honshu. (I also pull resources out of Keijo). This is small amount in the beginning. I also drain Sakhalin directly to the small ports on the northern and eastern shore of Hokkaido and then bridge it out of Hakodate to Honshu. You can base all of your tiny, short legged transports at Fusan and Hakodate. You can also pull a few resources from Shanghai and then the return trip can drop supplies into China. Not sure there really is much else you can do.


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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/19/2017 11:23:36 PM   
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Somewhere you asked about these guys:


Engineers:
The “name” of a device does not matter, only the device data matters. Any Eng unit can always build, but if it has Anti-Armor <1, it cannot reduce forts. If it has Anti-Soft <9, it cannot AV. If it is “named” Construction or Labor Eng, but is a Type = 23 (squad), it will not build. If it also has a-a <1, and a-s <9, it won’t do anything but eat (i.e., nothing but ‘bodies’). So there is a matrix of different Eng squads that represent a mix of abilities; build stuff, reduce forts, able to AV, some of the above, none of the above. DaBigBabes uses this matrix (according to our appreciation as to how it falls out) to help limit in-game tempo, by limiting in-game infrastructure.

Shore Party:
Shore Party is a sub-set of Nav Sup. Shore Party devices assist in loading/unloading but do not assist in repairing or rearming. Repair/rearm bases were very far and few between, for both sides, and thus with BigBabes, but both sides recognized an imperative for stevedoring and non-integral lift capability. Thus Shore Partys and a skoosh of code that lets them give an unload bonus to TFs. A Shore Party switch may be set for a Vehicle, such as an LVT-2 Amph Trac; It may be set for a Type = 24 Eng squad, like USA Port Srvc Sq, in which case it may also help build; It may be set for a Type = 23 Squad, like USA Amph Sup Sq.

Check the editor often, and become familiar with all the different kinds of units available. For example:

USMC Pioneer Sq – Squad type – No Build, Yes AV, Yes Shore Party, No Reduce Forts
USN Constr Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, Yes AV, No Shore Party, No Reduce Forts
USN Spec Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, No AV, Yes Shore Party, No Reduce Forts
USN Base Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, No AV, Yes Shore Party, No Reduce Forts
USA Port Svc Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, No AV, Yes Shore Party, No Reduce Forts
USA Amph Sup Sq – Squad type – No Build, Yes AV, Yes Shore Party, No Reduce Forts

IJA Shipping Eng Sq – Squad type – No Build, No AV, No Reduce Forts, Yes Shore Party, LC = 17
IJA Cmbt Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, Yes AV, Yes Reduce Forts, No Shore Party, LC = 17
IJA Const Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, No AV, No Reduce Forts, No Shore Party, LC = 17
IJA Const Labor Sq – Squad type – No Build, No AV, No Reduce Forts, No Shore Party, LC = 20
IJN Const Eng Sq – Eng type – Yes Build, No AV, No Reduce Forts, No Shore Party, LC = 17
IJN Const Labor Sq – Squad type – No Build, No AV, No Reduce Forts, No Shore Party, LC = 20

So IJ Const Labor doesn’t 'do' anything and, what’s more, has a larger load cost. This represents the large manual labor component (Chinese/Korean) that results in 1000 man Eng Bns/Rgts without giving much additional capability. Typical IJA Const Bns/Rgts have 32 Const squads (590 ‘men’, 1088 total with the support, etc.), but 16 squads are Const Eng, while 16 are Const Labor. It's a way to have 32 squad (1000 man) Bns/Rgts with half the capability of a corresponding 32 squad Allied unit.

Even though many squad devices don’t ‘do’ anything (and many Eng devices can’t assault), they are still marginally useful (apart from the Eng devices being able to build). Anti-Soft = 8 (typically) so these units may still ‘shoot’ during the pre-assault fire phase. They ‘shoot’ better than the default firepower of a 251 Eng or 252 Sup device, so that’s something.

Different load costs also allow Const Bns/Rgts to be tailored as to troop count and, therefore, load ability and troop population on atolls and small islands.

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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/19/2017 11:35:33 PM   
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Good luck with the campaign. That bombardment on Dec 7th was cool. I wouldn't have done it!

Will try to help with anything possible.

What are your plans with KB-1, -2, and -3?


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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/19/2017 11:36:05 PM   
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I'm really trying to solve for W. I suggest to begin with that NY59G get his stadium out of East Jersey.

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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/19/2017 11:41:04 PM   
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Or change the team name to New Jersey Whatevers.

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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/20/2017 12:36:43 AM   
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I'm really trying to solve for W. I suggest to begin with that NY59G get his stadium out of East Jersey.

It's not in Jersey. It's in New Jersey. And everyone there is required to wear a jersey; and shoes, or no service.

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DEC 14/15 - 2/20/2017 2:07:59 PM   
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Movie Phase 14 DEC 41

Wake falls after a heavy bombardment and I get to hear the sweet voice of Tokyo Rose.

At Davao my troops originally slated for an attack of northern PI are landing. SC and PB bombard with spit-wads, mud, and clay. I've got carriers flying LRCAP and I'm hoping to transfer over fighters from Babaldaob once I've captured the base.

I also nail one of the ships near Georgetown. Only an AMc but hey - it should get Michael's attention… :-)

No attack at Ichang today. I'm sure those Chinese Corps are sucking wind and at the bottom of their rice sacks.

Jesselton force is fully ashore.

Orders Phase 15 DEC 41

Spotlight Wake Island
My TF is still unloading supplies after which it will gather up the 1st Maizuru Assault Div /3 and move off to the next base that needs "liberating."

I've moved over the AG of A6M2 from Kwajalein and I have an AG of PB that'll be flying in a Base Force to provide air support.

I have an ACTF with three CVE that are also supplying CAP until I can get my TFs out of the way.

I've spotted two enemy subs in the waters near Wake so I've got an AG of DB on ASW patrol. That plus my DD/PB escorts should at least force those subs to keep their heads down… Ever since playing Bullwinkle I've had a much healthier respect for subs…


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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/20/2017 2:09:22 PM   
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quote:

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I'm really trying to solve for W. I suggest to begin with that NY59G get his stadium out of East Jersey.

It's not in Jersey. It's in New Jersey. And everyone there is required to wear a jersey; and shoes, or no service.


I always thought it was called "Joy-z." So where is Old Jersey at?

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Simonsez:
Not sure what your standard is as far as resource hauling go, but I move all available engineers from Manchukuo to Fusan (at least ones I am not buying out for elsewhere) and max out the port and airfields to try and direct resources to flow there and then just bridge the Tsushima Straight over to the Honshu. (I also pull resources out of Keijo). This is small amount in the beginning. I also drain Sakhalin directly to the small ports on the northern and eastern shore of Hokkaido and then bridge it out of Hakodate to Honshu. You can base all of your tiny, short legged transports at Fusan and Hakodate. You can also pull a few resources from Shanghai and then the return trip can drop supplies into China. Not sure there really is much else you can do.


I do the same with Engineers - buying them out - and deploy them forward. I've tried manipulating base ports in the past trying to get that "overland" pipe working in Indochina and China but I never saw real results. I was thinking of bumping up Fusan enough to keep resources available for short-legged merchies to jump back and forth to Japan and do the same at Hakodate.

Lowpe! Thanks - that was exactly what I was looking for. I was searching the Forum for Engineers but failed to find anything like what you posted.

John 3rd - I'll probably Use KB1 in the Pacific while I establish my perimeter of islands and use the other KB as I back-door the DEI. My fear is that with the reduced loads of the merchies, keeping the defensive perimeter in the pacific supplied and ramping up the forts and airfields is gunna eat me out of house and home as far as fuel is concerned. Initially I was thinking about establishing my perimeter as far out as possible but now I'm starting to think maybe I ought to limit myself to the Gilberts, Ellice, and Fiji... I'm thinking the supply line to support New Zealand or the Line Islands would hurt me in the long run...

Hi geofflambert! I don't think the Giants are going anywhere - lol. That's one heck of an AAR you have going on - lol.

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RE: (1EJ - NY59G = W) Solving for W - 2/20/2017 4:48:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: geofflambert

I'm really trying to solve for W. I suggest to begin with that NY59G get his stadium out of East Jersey.

It's not in Jersey. It's in New Jersey. And everyone there is required to wear a jersey; and shoes, or no service.


I always thought it was called "Joy-z." So where is Old Jersey at?






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DEC 16/17 - 2/23/2017 5:08:57 PM   
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Sorry for the delay - I was out on travel and training for a bit.

Movie Phase 16 DEC 41

I clear mines from Hong Kong.

Davao falls.

Michael's Dutch subs get an xAK near Soc Trang and my RO-64 taps an allied one near Tandjoengselor.

Michael gets a bombing run in on Shanghai with a few DB-3M and Blenheim and hit one of my xAK with a bomb.

I kill one of his subs, the SS KX, near Miri. I'm doing very well against the allied subs, which is really cool since I don't think I've ever done well against the Dutch subs. This is #2 that I've sunk and I'm only about a week into the war.

Near Dadjangas I had an ACTF with a few AG of fighters flying CAP over my ships at Davao. One of Michael's Dutch subs, the KVIII, puts a torpedo into the flank of the CVL Ryujo. Fortunately the damage is minimal - 16-SYS 19-FLT 2-FIRE.

In Malaya I capture Georgetown.

At Ichang, China, my 34th Division is forced out. The 13th RGC Temp Division had just marched into the base but was still in movement. I was kinda hoping to get them settled into combat mode before Michael's next attack but I was a day short. So he has 7 Chinese Corps at Ichang and it looks like another three units are in the woods just north of Ichang. That's a good out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere place for all those LCU.

Orders Phase 17 DEC 41

Spotlight China:
The 70th Sentai, an AG of 42 Nate from Manchukuo, has had their HQ switched to the 3rd Air Division and they've moved to Port Arthur on their way to Shanghai. I kinda wanna provide a little CAP after Michael's last bombing run of Shanghai's port.

The 19th Division arrives at Wenchow and I put them into a bombardment mission. I only see two enemy LCU @ Wenchow so I want to identify them. The 15th Division is at Shaohing and marching to Wenchow.

The 17th and 39th Divisions are moving to Chuhsien to get an attack in. I see two enemy LCU there and at least one of them is in movement phase.

The 11th Ind. Mixed Brigade from Nanchang is moving to Shanghai to form the 60th Division.

The 1st Garrison Unit and the 1st RGC Division from Nanking are moving to Hangchow and will serve as garrison units, which will free up the 22nd Division for driving towards Liuchow.

The 104th Division that recently took part in the capture of Hong Kong, is now moving north to attack Wuchow. Wuchow has 4 enemy LCU there and I can see another 6 enemy LCU Kukong that look to be moving towards Wuchow.

The 4th Ind. Mixed Regiment from Lang Son are moving to capture Pakhoi.

The 2nd Ind. Mixed Brigade @ Paotow is moving north as I plan to capture those North-China bases. Why? Just because I can. :-)


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DEC 17/18 - 2/24/2017 8:19:17 PM   
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Jeepers - there's a lotta mines @ Hong Kong… But I'm clearing them out in batches.

I lose another xAK to a Dutch sub - Ss 016 this time - near Soc Trang. Which got me to wondering why my TFs were running so close to land when I'd changed their route with waypoints. And I was embarrassed to see that I'd failed to check the box for them to return using the same waypoints I'd set… Total bummer, dude.

Michael has snuck a sub over to Davao where I have a buncha ships unloading troops and such.

And at Shanghai things get a tad more serious for me when his bombers from Wuchow tap a TK and 3 xAK in my port. I almost muttered something that woulda given my an un-sportsman-like penalty flag if a ref had been in my 'puter room.

At Wenchow I did my bombardment and see the 100th Chines Corps, the 25th Army Group, and the 14th Chinese Base Force.

Spotlight 18 DEC 41

I'm working to get more fighters to Shanghai.

I'm working to rebuild the 51st Div.

In the Pacific I'm sending the 24th Air Flotilla HQ to Tabiteuea. I'm gunna build up those isles.

In Mindanao I've got troops branching out from Davao to capture bases. I've also brought over a recon AG to help increase the DL of that blasted sub.

And I pulled a couple of DD from some of the TFs @ Davao and created an ASW TF.


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RE: DEC 17/18 - 3/3/2017 3:08:18 AM   
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