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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 9:50:38 AM   
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The forward armoured brigade on Sumatra runs into a small fragment of the 4th division at Lahat. It's easily pushed aside and will be chased to Praebemolih.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 10, 42, 42
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Ground combat at Lahat (47,92)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 613 troops, 10 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Defending force 269 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Allied adjusted assault: 45

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
4th/A Div /1

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 9:54:40 AM   
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Up North two of our attacks are thwarted and get 1:2 results, up near Heiho and in the swamps near Fuchin. South of Hailar though the big army gets a 1:1 against the 14th division and significantly reduces it's fighting ability. This shouldn't take too much longer.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 10, 42, 42
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Ground combat at 114,32 (near Heiho)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21588 troops, 357 guns, 54 vehicles, Assault Value = 557

Defending force 8297 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218

Allied adjusted assault: 188

Japanese adjusted defense: 439

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
404 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
936 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 102 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
204th Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
1120th Cannon Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
1140th Cannon Regiment

Defending units:
7th Border Defense Fortress
8th Garrison Unit
3rd Garrison Unit


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Ground combat at Fuchin (115,41)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15029 troops, 187 guns, 516 vehicles, Assault Value = 653

Defending force 14734 troops, 135 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 428

Allied adjusted assault: 354

Japanese adjusted defense: 496

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
538 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 104 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Assaulting units:
35th Rifle Division
3rd Ussurii Tank Brigade
5th Ussurii Tank Brigade
29th Motorcycle Regiment

Defending units:
24th Division


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Ground combat at 108,33 (near Hailar)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37271 troops, 704 guns, 2806 vehicles, Assault Value = 1742

Defending force 13670 troops, 166 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 359

Allied adjusted assault: 1244

Japanese adjusted defense: 835

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
749 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 129 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 31 (4 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (9 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 81 (16 destroyed, 65 disabled)

Assaulting units:
61st Tank Division
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
57th Motor Rifle Division
9th Armored Car Brigade
33rd Tank Battalion
82nd Tank Battalion
36th Motor Rifle Division
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
624th Cannon Regiment
185th Cannon Regiment
629th Cannon Regiment
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion
1141st Cannon Regiment
17th Army
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
14th Division
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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On the day in the air we did fare better but losses are light over Palembang. Those defenders could be wearing down though after many days of battling.




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 2:00:43 PM   
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The situation is complex around Palembang. I've got around 15 subs in the approaches and near Singers, plus another 20 in the straits, and there are increasing numbers of combat ships at Merak and Batavia under the Allied CAP. Now the RN is sending in the old lady, with 3 "R-class" BBs escorting a troop and a transport supply TF down the straits to Singers. They pass Sabang unharmed and make it halfway with no interference. This should signal all out activity and red alerts all over the Japanese position, so we're planning for the worst. Other TFs will attempt to race to Singers to defend the shipment and support the base. A follow on set of transports will attempt to round Sabang in a few days while eyes are turned to Singers and Palembang.

The mini-KB is lurking at Pontiniak and subs will shift to hunt near singkawang for the CVs and the Takao. Any wounded here have a ways to go for Japan, so Saigon and Hong Kong will be monitored. Lowpe is good at stashing these ships for later it seems until things quiet down, as several have just disappeared over the past few months. All subs near the HI will shift to guard approaches to repair yards in the next week.

Having a mini-KB here is daunting in terms of trying to bombard Palembang. I don't want to get hung out to dry. Also, a strike could be sent at any time that would challenge the CAP of Java and hit the SCTFs as they wait. I have three more fighter groups moving from OZ and a few also withdrawing. There should be enough around as all Allied groups update to new airframes, including the new Hurris and P-40Es for the Dutch.

Int Indian division has been 3/4 unloaded at Oosthaven, so we're getting ready to move forward, and the Indian tanks should reach Praebemolih on the 11th. In a few days an Aussie brigade will be in position to move into Palembang or take Djambi. I think I'll need to destroy the rest of Djabi's oil before taking the base though, in case I can't hold it all.




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 2:09:37 PM   
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This is kind of funny and kind of tragic. A wounded Takao is found and hunted by three subs in one hex and another in the next over. They shoot 16 torpedoes, which all miss.

Finally O24 comes in again two hexes away from it's first attack and fires off another 4 fish, this time getting one hit!! That's twenty for one hit. Not good odds here, especially for a slowed up ship in only 32% moonlight. I'll take it though. Hopefully it'll slow her enough to get another shot tomorrow or in the days to come.

Meanwhile the IJN sent in another TF, most likely hunting stragglers from yesterday's battles, and this time the tables turn! The Myoko engages 4 RN CLs and 3 DDs with her 3 DD escort, but the Allies get the best of it after she eats a torpedo fro the Achilles as the battle got down to 4k and then 2k yards. The swarming subs hit pay dirt this time and the Myoko is surely a goner. I wasn't listening unfortunately, and can't remember if any float planes were lost on the ground. Have to go back and check the saved turn.

Either way, it's a great result, finally, agains the CAs. Now some free movement of ships can happen to Singers and the RN CAs will make a run tomorrow.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 11, 42, 42
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Sub attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao

Allied Ships
SS S-34

CA Takao is sighted by SS S-34
SS S-34 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Submarine attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao

Allied Ships
SS O24

CA Takao is sighted by SS O24
SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Submarine attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao

Allied Ships
SS Dolphin

CA Takao is sighted by SS Dolphin
SS Dolphin launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Submarine attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao

Allied Ships
SS S-23

CA Takao is sighted by SS S-23
SS S-23 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 50,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

CA Takao is sighted by SS KXVI
SS KXVI launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oosthaven at 49,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1
DD Samidare
DD Kuretake
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Emerald, Shell hits 2
CL Dauntless
CL Colombo, Shell hits 2
DD Stuart
DD Banckert
DD Encounter, Shell hits 1, on fire

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 32% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Yamazumi, Teijiro crosses the 'T'
CL Emerald engages CA Myoko at 11,000 yards

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Submarine attack near Muntok at 51,90

Japanese Ships
CA Takao, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O24

CA Takao is sighted by SS O24
SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao

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Sub attack near Billiton at 53,92

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
DD Samidare
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
SS KXII

SS KXII launches 4 torpedoes at CA Myoko
KXII bottoming out ....
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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 2:19:09 PM   
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Up North zeros clear out Alexandrovsk and Bettys follow hitting two Soviet DDs. Nothing sinks luckily, but they'll have to shift out.

The IJAAF is also active and sends in over 60 Sallys to hit the 3 divisions moving on Kiamuze in a clear hex. Soviet 75mm AA does very well, and losses are minimal.

Near Heiho our bombers work on the fortress hex and get a few more disabled.

South of Hailar the 14th division continues to hold at 1:1, but will crumble soon. Another DA should do it.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 11, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on Alexandrovsk , at 126,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
I-153: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Alexandrovsk , at 126,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 39
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Ryanyj, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
DD Rastoropnyj, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 210th Rifle Division, at 114,40 , near Kiamusze

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 64
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 98th Rifle Division ...

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Garrison Unit , at 114,32 , near Heiho

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
I-15bis x 31
I-16m24 x 21
MiG-3 x 7
SB-2 x 34

Allied aircraft losses
SB-2: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SB-2 bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 108,33 (near Hailar)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37029 troops, 704 guns, 2802 vehicles, Assault Value = 1653

Defending force 12699 troops, 165 guns, 138 vehicles, Assault Value = 265

Allied adjusted assault: 822

Japanese adjusted defense: 418

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1596 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 34 (15 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 25 (13 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 69 (23 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Assaulting units:
33rd Tank Battalion
82nd Tank Battalion
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
61st Tank Division
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
36th Motor Rifle Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
9th Armored Car Brigade
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
185th Cannon Regiment
17th Army
629th Cannon Regiment
1141st Cannon Regiment
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion
624th Cannon Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
14th Division
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 2:23:21 PM   
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In the DEI the air phase is more quiet today, but the Dorniers strike again, hitting an APD and likely sinking her with a 300kg bomb.

The 4Es hit Djambi again, knocking another chuck off of the oil. Maybe 3-4 more days of concentrated strikes could wipe out this oilfield infrastructure.

The IJN takes Great Nicobar.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 11, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on Djambi , at 48,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3
B-17E Fortress x 27
LB-30 Liberator x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 25

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Oil hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Ground combat at Great Nicobar (43,66)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 649 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Great Nicobar !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
III/124th Infantry Battalion

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 2:27:18 PM   
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Finally, in the Aleutians the Allies land at Amchitka. This base has taken a beating and I'm curious to see the combat strength here in the next few days. A Marine regiment and combat engineer unit land and should have enough to take the base with continued naval support.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 11, 42, 42
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Pre-Invasion action off Amchitka Island (158,52)

62 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
CL Adelaide
AMC Kanimlba
DMS Hopkins
KV Quesnel

Japanese ground losses:
444 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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

BB Colorado firing at 74th Infantry Regiment
CL Adelaide firing at 74th Infantry Regiment
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Amchitka Island (158,52)

TF 418 troops unloading over beach at Amchitka Island, 158,52

Allied ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (0 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 3:41:14 PM   
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Nice job getting to those two CAs! Even if K-XII was using those small Dutch torpedoes I don't think Myoko could stay afloat.



You are beating up 14th Division pretty well but his artillery is eating up a lot of your tanks! You need heavier guns to beat them down!

Hope you are not planning to take your Brit BBs in to bombard Palembang ...



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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/21/2017 6:56:09 PM   
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Nice job getting to those two CAs! Even if K-XII was using those small Dutch torpedoes I don't think Myoko could stay afloat.



You are beating up 14th Division pretty well but his artillery is eating up a lot of your tanks! You need heavier guns to beat them down!

Hope you are not planning to take your Brit BBs in to bombard Palembang ...




BBs can't make it to Palembang. Only CAs and smaller. Wish they could!

We're also eating up those heavy guns. If we do push this contingent back those little units could even be destroyed. If they do fall back into the clear it'll be a good opportunity to get the bombers active as well.

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/22/2017 3:11:15 AM   
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I figured you knew about the Palembang channel but wanted to nudge you to make sure you thought of it. Glad you are on top of it.

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: obvert (A) vs Lowpe... - 10/22/2017 3:54:37 PM   
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A much quieter turn on the 12th. The I-165 goes nuts on AO Guadaloupe at Cocos Island. I'd tried to sneak her in here to support ships out of air range. Too bad.

The S-41 gets a PB near the tip of Borneo. Lots of shipping around here, and I think he's using Singkawang to replenish ships. I'll eventually send the 4Es here, but first things first.

Pike hits an xAK, the Kozui Maru, with gunfire on the surface, but after three unsuccessful torpedo volleys, decides to submerge due to 2 hits from the merchant. She landed 5 4in shots, so hopefully that means the ship is not doing well regardless.

We couldn't track down the mini-KB, which ends up at Kuching. More chasing tomorrow.

The RN CAs run to Singers and on the way trample DD Asagiri. Another good modern DD sunk for the IJN. I like it! These CAs will try to shave off some system damage in preparation for a run to Palembang. I need all cruisers available for this one. The DMS are close now. I'm not sure exactly how to set this up, but I think I'll have a four ship minesweeping TF with the DMS and two DDs, then have two CL TFs, two CA TFs, and a BB to cover the approach on the lookout for more big IJN cruisers or BBs.

In the day phase the Indian tanks take Paebemoelih. So Palembang is becoming surrounded. I'll shift them around to the North to avoid having to shock over into the base.

The most important event of the day doesn't show up in the combat reports, though. Troops and supply made it to Singers!!!

This means another two months (probably) of supply and another 100 AV brigade to stave off the massive IJA stack building up here. I've never imagined this could actually work but with all of the sacrifices here, Singapore will hold a while longer. It's going to be a bear, and I hope this means I'll also be able to squeeze Palembang.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 12, 42, 42
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Submarine attack near Cocos Islands at 33,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
AO Guadalupe, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

AO Guadalupe is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Muntok at 51,89, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 1
CA Cornwall
DD Kortenaer
DD Tenedos, Shell hits 2, on fire

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Asagiri at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages DD Asagiri at 15,000 yards

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Submarine attack near Singkawang at 55,88

Japanese Ships
PB Kamitsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-41

PB Kamitsu Maru is sighted by SS S-41
SS S-41 launches 2 torpedoes

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Submarine attack near Singkawang at 56,88

Japanese Ships
xAK Kozui Maru, Shell hits 5

Allied Ships
SS Pike, hits 2

xAK Kozui Maru is sighted by SS Pike
SS Pike attacking on the surface
New, W.A. decides to submerge SS Pike due to damage

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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 651 troops, 11 guns, 85 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Defending force 772 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Allied adjusted assault: 45

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Praboemoelih !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
4th/A Div /1
9th JAAF AF Coy
33rd JAAF AF Coy
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It's a good day on the ground up North as the Soviets grind away at the border fort near Heiho, getting a 1:1 and more importantly, somehow getting two divisions and lots of arty over the river without a shock attack. Happy about that, as I've got time, and I'd just like to crunch for a few days to get the most troops disabled as possible before pushing them back with massive losses.

This just happened South of Hailar. The big stack finally dislodges the 14th division and arty units, and we get that massive haul of over 250 devices destroyed as well as a bunch more disabled. This division and company will now be sitting helpless in the clear for the foreseeable future. A few small arty units do not retreat, so we might have a chance to completely wipe them out tomorrow.

The best result is the 3 divisions at Kiamuze taking the base on the first attack and causing 150+ devices destroyed and another 150+ disabled. The base had forts 3 but the initial attack came in at 8 to 1!! This is an experienced bunch. Now if we can walk past and sneak into the next hex to take it too, a pocket will again be created. I'll post maps soon. The IJA is walking into a wooded, non-road hex, so our tanks can also speed past once they're all in it and get to the front quickly. This is looking good for the Red Army, and I can't imagine Japan has a lot of reserves at this point to send to all three of these areas that are in trouble.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 12, 42, 42
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Ground combat at Kiamusze (113,40)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31922 troops, 441 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 988

Defending force 8814 troops, 75 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 255

Allied adjusted assault: 754

Japanese adjusted defense: 92

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kiamusze !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4341 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 91 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Allied ground losses:
305 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
98th Rifle Division
22nd Rifle Division
210th Rifle Division
22nd/24th AA Battalion

Defending units:
1st Garrison Unit
9th Garrison Unit
6th RF Gun Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion
36th Const Co
71st JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at 114,32 (near Heiho)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13235 troops, 331 guns, 184 vehicles, Assault Value = 1231

Defending force 8077 troops, 63 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 201

Allied adjusted assault: 280

Japanese adjusted defense: 163

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
204th Rifle Division
12th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
1140th Cannon Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
1129th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
411th Howitzer Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
7th Border Defense Fortress
8th Garrison Unit
3rd Garrison Unit

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Ground combat at 108,33 (near Hailar)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36825 troops, 702 guns, 2775 vehicles, Assault Value = 1578

Defending force 11780 troops, 167 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Allied adjusted assault: 725

Japanese adjusted defense: 175

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3243 casualties reported
Squads: 69 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 108 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (30 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 93 (46 destroyed, 47 disabled)

Units retreated 5

Allied ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 28 (3 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
36th Motor Rifle Division
82nd Tank Battalion
9th Armored Car Brigade
61st Tank Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
629th Cannon Regiment
185th Cannon Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
624th Cannon Regiment
33rd Tank Battalion
17th Army
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion
1141st Cannon Regiment
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
14th Division
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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36th Const Co Wiped Out at Kiamusze by attrition!!!

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In the night a number of sub interactions around Borneo give me the feeling he's aware the hunt is on and has sent out numerous ASW TFs. I'll pull back the subset a few hexes off the coast now. I'm not picking anything up in night search in the area either, and it seems like he may have stashed the Takao (and Myoko if she made it that far, but I doubt it with 4 fish in her belly). I wish recon flew this far.

The Japanese land at Boela. Another oil target soon!!

in the day Netties strike in the straits and take out an xAK and put a torp in CLAA Van Heemskerck. The ship has 50 float and some decent engine damage, but her systems are okay, so I'll rush her to Singers. The Netties flew in at 26k it looks like, so a good number got through LR CAP to drop. Still wiped out half of them though.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Langsa at 47,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13
G4M1 Betty x 15

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CLAA Van Heemskerck, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Orfor, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

DM Stronghold

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Langsa at 47,74

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Salland
xAK City of Agra

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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The Japanese try a daring raid on Nikolaevsk. We'd recently moved out the CAP there, but had 2 fleeing DDs in port. Thy were hit by 44 Bettys from Hokkaido. Luckily most of the hits were the 60kg bombs. The Resvyj did take a 250kg shot, and is on fire. Hope the port can put it out, but no Naval Support here or any way to get it here.

Worked on a para unit stranded in the swamps in near Fuchin. It's nearly a goner.

Near Heiho we got a 1:1 but should break through soon. South of Hailar one of the arty units is crushed and retreats but the other stays put! Sillyness. I'll shock tomorrow with one unit and that should do it.

The map below shows some of the detail of the three areas we're pushing in. The bombing is trying to hit the troops moving from Tunghu to rush into the hex South of Kiamuze following our capture of that base. The hex lists 6k right now, but he is good at filing gaps, so we'll see.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 13, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on Nikolaevsk , at 126,37

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 44

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Rezvyj, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Rastoropnyj, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Tyurin, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Raiding Regiment, at 115,40 , near Fuchin

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
I-15bis x 15
I-16m24 x 32
SB-2 x 82

Allied aircraft losses
SB-2: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x I-16m24 patroling at 12000 feet *
21 x SB-2 bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 114,32 (near Heiho)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44487 troops, 772 guns, 184 vehicles, Assault Value = 1232

Defending force 12913 troops, 103 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 337

Allied adjusted assault: 719

Japanese adjusted defense: 539

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1789 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled

Engineers: 8 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
582 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 45 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
204th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
12th Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
1140th Cannon Regiment
1129th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
411th Howitzer Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
8th Garrison Unit
7th Border Defense Fortress
3rd Garrison Unit
1st/A Division

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Ground combat at 108,33 (near Hailar)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3036 troops, 100 guns, 223 vehicles, Assault Value = 1921

Defending force 228 troops, 14 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 34

Japanese adjusted defense: 4

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Armored Car Brigade
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
36th Motor Rifle Division
399th Rifle Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
61st Tank Division
82nd Tank Battalion
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
1141st Cannon Regiment
629th Cannon Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
624th Cannon Regiment
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion
17th Army
185th Cannon Regiment
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
30th Fld AA Gun Co
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Up in the Aleutians a good bombardment goes in at Amchitka and it looks like what we landed should be enough to take the base unless he sends more.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 13, 42, 42
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Naval bombardment of Amchitka Island at 158,52

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4 Mavis: 5 damaged
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho

Japanese ground losses:
564 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 39 (8 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 35
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 4

BB Mississippi firing at Amchitka Island

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Ground combat at Amchitka Island (158,52)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3990 troops, 37 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 163

Defending force 4812 troops, 42 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
74th Infantry Regiment
5th JNAF AF Unit
22nd Field AA Machinecannon Company
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
7th Base Force
26th JAAF AF Bn

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The night of the 14th opens with the IJN sending out the ASW to punish the subs around Palembang. A few take coupe of glancing blows, but nothing definitive. These are the easy days for the Allied Silent Service, even though the torpedoes are questionable, the IJN ASW is abysmal and the air crews are only just getting trained up.

I let the RN BBs off the leash to bombard IJA troops at Singers. Not much damage, but if I keep it up it could have a decent effect. I tried setting the ships to hit Khota Baru, but now that the troops have crossed that channel is closed to us. Odd considering the ground troops moved over a causeway, but did nothing to the channel BBs navigate. I can't think of any other hex no the map where land ownership or movement would affect ship capabilities. Having been to Singapore it's pretty ridiculous. The harbour is continuous and arcs around the city, so the BBs would just move a bit closer into range and fire away, just as they did before the crossing. Oh, well.


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Night Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Allied Ships
BB Resolution
BB Ramillies
BB Revenge
DD Alden
DD Aylwin
DD Farragut
DD Flusser

Japanese ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Resolution
BB Resolution firing at 5th Division
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Up North lots of bombing going on. We launch against the troops moving into the hex SW of recently captured Kiamuze. I've got to be careful here and change things up daily!
I like the recon here too about the troops in hex.

The two major ground actions up here went very well!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 14, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison Unit , at 112,40 (Tungho)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 9
I-16m24 x 7
TB-3 x 55

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x TB-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x TB-3 bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 10th Mortar Battalion ...
Also attacking 9th Garrison Unit ...

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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison Unit , at 112,40 (Tungho)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 34
SB-2 x 14

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SB-2 bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x SB-2 bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 8th/C Division ...
Also attacking 9th Garrison Unit ...

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Ground combat at 114,32 (near Heiho)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44038 troops, 772 guns, 184 vehicles, Assault Value = 1155

Defending force 11534 troops, 103 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Allied adjusted assault: 672

Japanese adjusted defense: 303

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4549 casualties reported
Squads: 125 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 18 (10 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
204th Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
1129th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
411th Howitzer Regiment
1140th Cannon Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
3rd Garrison Unit
8th Garrison Unit
1st/A Division
7th Border Defense Fortress

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Ground combat at 108,33 (near Hailar)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3042 troops, 100 guns, 223 vehicles, Assault Value = 1949

Defending force 102 troops, 6 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 66

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 66 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
399th Rifle Division
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
9th Armored Car Brigade
61st Tank Division
82nd Tank Battalion
57th Motor Rifle Division
36th Motor Rifle Division
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
629th Cannon Regiment
185th Cannon Regiment
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion
17th Army
624th Cannon Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
1141st Cannon Regiment
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
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In the Aleutians we DAed at Amchitka and got a 1:2, but the Japanese got the worst of the damage. I think we can win this soon.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 14, 42, 42
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Ground combat at Amchitka Island (158,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4603 troops, 41 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 4535 troops, 30 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Allied adjusted assault: 23

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
245 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Regiment
134th Cmbt Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
74th Infantry Regiment
5th JNAF AF Unit
7th Base Force
26th JAAF AF Bn
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Great picture of Captain Teach's notorious raiding "Arrrr" squadron ...

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The 15th may end up being a decisive turn for this campaign. This is the turn the Allies begin to work at shutting down Palembang.

The night starts with some of the smallest ships ni the game doing some critical work. Two Dutch AMc clear a minefield at Toboali just before several TFs move through on the way to Palembang.

The Royal Sovereign TF moves through and into the narrow straits toward Palembang and runs into four IJN DDs in 3% moonlight, a sure recipe for long lance mayhem! Luckily all salvoes miss, and RS plants a big shell on little DD Karii, setting fires and leaving her with heavy damage before the IJN withdraws.

Another IJN 2 DD TF shows up in the same hex and this time starts the battle at 1k yards. After avoiding a hail of lances moments before the RS isn't so lucky this time, eating one torpedo from DD Fuyo. No damage messages though.

Next the Natsugumo and Yanagi reappear (while DD Samidare apparently escorts DD Karii back to port) and surprise the RS TF. The Allies still manage to avoid all salvoes and land two smaller caliber shots on the IJN DDs.

After this the USN CAs arrive to engage Fuyo and Kuretake at 1k yards again. Only 1 hit this engagement.

At Palembang the minesweepers engage a DD and TB, with Stuart taking a smaller old torpedo. She might even make it after this one. The Minesweepers fail in their mission though, which give me the jitters about upcoming actions. This same little TF then engages both the RN and USN CAs, with both ships eventually being sunk.

Finally the cruisers hit Palembang, and both do the Allies proud. They plan a good shot on the airfields but also take a chunk out of the ground troops there, likely giving the support troops, engineers and AS low morale and high fatigue and disruption. All good!!

They also find CL Natori with one 8inch shell, which is positive. The cruisers then sink 3 xAK in hex.

After this the MTBs arrive and hit the minefield, which is good! They also run into three more xAK, big ones, and plant one TT on them before taking shots themselves. All are eventually sunk by the many DD still wandering the area.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 15, 42, 42
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TF 102 encounters mine field at Toboali (50,93)

Allied Ships
AMc Holland
AMc Ciska

7 mines cleared

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Muntok at 50,91, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Samidare
DD Karii, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Shell hits 3
DD Cassin
DM Breese

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 7,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Muntok at 50,91, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake, Shell hits 1
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Torpedo hits 1
DD Cassin
DM Breese

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,91, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Yanagi, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign
DD Cassin
DM Breese

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi fires at BB Royal Sovereign at 11,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,91, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake, Shell hits 1
DD Fuyo

Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA Chicago
DD McCall
DD Dewey

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CA Portland engages DD Fuyo at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CA Portland engages DD Kuretake at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuga, Shell hits 1
TB Kari

Allied Ships
DD Downes
DD Stuart, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Matsubara R. crosses the 'T'
DD Tsuga engages DD Stuart at 1,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuga, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
TB Kari

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 1
DD Decoy
DD Griffin

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
TB Kari engages CA Dorsetshire at 1,000 yards
DD Griffin engages DD Tsuga at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Tsuga engages CA Cornwall at 2,000 yards
DD Tsuga sunk by CA Dorsetshire at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Kari, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Portland, Shell hits 2
CA Chicago
DD McCall
DD Dewey

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CA Portland engages TB Kari at 2,000 yards

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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 17 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 39 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 destroyed on ground
H8K1 Emily: 5 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 22 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
MC-21 Sally: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Natori, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Portland

Japanese ground losses:
742 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 28


SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Chicago
CA Chicago firing at Palembang
CA Portland firing at Palembang

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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 16 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 42 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-27b Nate: 39 damaged
Ki-27b Nate: 5 destroyed on ground
MC-21 Sally: 1 damaged
H8K1 Emily: 2 damaged
Ki-44 Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Cornwall
CA Dorsetshire

Japanese ground losses:
491 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 30

Port fuel hits 1

CA Cornwall firing at Palembang
CA Dorsetshire firing at Palembang

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TF 102 encounters mine field at Toboali (50,93)

Allied Ships
AMc Holland
AMc Ciska

14 mines cleared

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ASW attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
DD Cassin

SS I-121 is sighted by escort
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,90, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Koto Maru, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAK Mikasa Maru, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
xAK Aso Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA Chicago
DD McCall
DD Dewey, Shell hits 2, on fire

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

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ASW attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
DD Griffin

SS I-122 is sighted by escort
I-122 bottoming out ....
DD Griffin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Griffin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
DD Griffin, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Decoy

SS I-121 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Griffin
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Decoy fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Muntok at 50,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
DD Dewey, on fire

SS I-121 is sighted by escort
I-121 bottoming out ....
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,90, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Yanagi, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Royal Sovereign, Shell hits 7
DD Cassin
DM Breese

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
BB Royal Sovereign engages DD Natsugumo at 19,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DM Breese at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,90, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake, Shell hits 2
DD Fuyo, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CA Dorsetshire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 1
DD Decoy, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Griffin, Shell hits 5, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Brisbane Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru
xAK Zuisyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8
MTB 9
MTB 10, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 19,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
MTB 9 engages xAK Hawaii Maru at 11,000 yards

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TF 372 encounters mine field at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Ships
MTB 10, Mine hits 1, heavy damage



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Brisbane Maru
xAK Hawaii Maru
xAK Zuisyo Maru, on fire

Allied Ships
MTB 11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12
MTB 26
MTB 27, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 21,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 48,91, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare
DD Karii, heavy damage

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 10, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Murray V. gains tactical advantage
DD Samidare engages MTB 8 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
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In the other side of the war down here the Allies reach out to nearby ports with the 4Es to see what we can find. I was almost positive there was an AKE in Singkawang, and sure enough, we laid a 500 pounder into her. No hits at other ports, but reading the ops report I found something very interesting.

Previous report of sinking of CA Takao incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 56, 90
Previous report of sinking of CA Myoko incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 56, 90


So, he is hiding them there in Pontiniak, and Myoko is still afloat. Damn! I have to hold back on my impulse to strike here with everything we have because there is a larger goal for tomorrow; crushing Palembang fields with all available bombers. Everything will fly, so it should be fun!! I'll have to deal with these two later. Subs still patrol the area, so there is no easy escape.

The Japanese also tried a strike today, reaching out for ships at Singers with the Netties. A bold stroke, but only partially effective. The CAP performs well and shoots down nearly every escorting Nate as well as a good number of Nells, but one lands a torpedo on BB Resolution.

After checking once I'd opened the turn I couldn't believe the resulting damage!! Resolution was disbanded with all of 2 system damage and nothing else!!! Wow!

Royal Sovereign also got off lightly near Palembang with 4 float and 2 system damage. Overall the turn is a massive positive and a win in the air (IJ had 47 planes downed vs 3 Allied), on the sea (3-4 Japanese DD/TB sunk, a few more damaged for two Allied DD lost), and strategically. Even if Palembang still has CAP up tomorrow they won't be in tip top shape after the bombardments, and we are throwing in the kitchen sink. Fingers crossed.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 15, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on Singkawang , at 56,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Kamitsu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AKE Tazima Maru, Bomb hits 1

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

Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Pontianak , at 56,90

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Sambas , at 57,88

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 15
Ki-27b Nate x 26

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
P-38E Lightning x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 12
P-400 Airacobra x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-27b Nate: 6 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Ramillies
BB Resolution, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
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Up in soviet territory things were a bit more quiet. The troops near Heiho do crush the remainder of the border fortress and push back an AA unit. Now onto that base, one of two in this sector and sure to be strong with a full division defending at least. That said we're bringing 1200 AV, 4 IDs and a good number of big tough Soviet arty units. With some help from the air I think we can get through, and if we do, it's lights out for the Japanese in this sector. These two bases need to be captured and have some forts built before the air war changes for the worse. But first things first, gotta get them.

South of Kiamuze the Japanese race in enough to hold the next hex, which is a worry, as I'm sure more is on the way. We'll hang tight until we see what's actually coming. I have one division back holding Kiamuze, and once other troops move up from the rear 700AV of tanks will also be available.

The nearly pocketed divisions continue to move into the forest hex, and once in we should be able to race around and attack this hex before they can get out again. More on that later.

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Ground combat at 112,41 (near Kiamusze)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22162 troops, 294 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 738

Defending force 13055 troops, 173 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 359

Allied adjusted assault: 503

Japanese adjusted defense: 409

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
511 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
539 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 70 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Assaulting units:
98th Rifle Division
210th Rifle Division

Defending units:
8th/B Division
9th Garrison Unit
8th/C Division
10th Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion

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Ground combat at 114,32 (near Heiho)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34838 troops, 625 guns, 184 vehicles, Assault Value = 1128

Defending force 1312 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 541

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 180 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1250 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 84 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 47 (42 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Rifle Division
204th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
94th Rifle Division
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
1140th Cannon Regiment
411th Howitzer Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
1129th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
7th Border Defense Fortress
52nd Field AA Battalion

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In the Aleutians we land at Kiska with a Marine Raider unit, and will take the empty base tomorrow. It loos like the cavalry is on its way for the Japanese though. Something showing "CS" is coming from the Kuriles area, and I bet that is the mini-KB!

At Amchitka our Marines rested this turn and I also upgraded the commander of the engineer unit there, and tomorrow we shock! I have 4 DDs to offer some help, and they'll bombard at night and race to the West. Fingers crossed. The amphib bonus is still in effect, so he could land overwhelming force, but if we do win the base the IJ forces here will be a lot weaker, and we could fly in more if need be. The Marines and engineers won't be able to dig until they patch up all of the holes the BBs made i the past few days.

I have units prepping for Attu but it looks like I'll have to add a few more to the queue.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 15, 42, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Kiska Island (157,51)

TF 167 troops unloading over beach at Kiska Island, 157,51

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Here are the air losses for the 15th. Not bad, but I think there actually may be more Nates destroyed in A to A over Singers.

A few more good days and we might break even in the air war again. The Allies had gotten very close and then the Soviets lost a bunch of bombers and fighters in CAP traps and bombardments over the past few weeks.

It looks like Japan has lost almost 350 A6M2 in 3 months and a week of the campaign! A staggering number considering those had the best pilots of the early war as well. Hopefully a few more will go up in flames on the airfields tomorrow.





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These big stout ladies can take some hits and keep on coming! Have a look at the torpedo "damage" from last turn.




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This group might be the single most important reason the DEI has been so contested in this game. I managed to get them into Singers and upgrade to P-38Es quite early, and once there, they've dominated the skies above and around the base.

With 189 kills to only 17 A to A losses (plus 3 ops and 11 write offs), these guys have single handedly controlled the airspace here.

We don't have many more P-38s left here, and we need them to continue to defend Singers, so I'll use them for Palembang and then keep a short leash after that for a month until the USAAF decides to release 25 more in May. That's a pittance, but should come at a great time when Tojos, Nicks and more advanced Oscar and Zero models should be coming on line.




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Dates destroyed A to A? He is dropping dates on you?

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Dates destroyed A to A? He is dropping dates on you?


Date production in the greater co-prosperity sphere has risen to levels that cannot be consumed by humans alone. Nells just get loaded up and fly over Allied bases from insane altitudes, which also freezes the dates. It's like oversized buckshot by the time it hits the fields. Very destructive.

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A frustrating turn after so much happening on the 15th. I thought this would be the total plastering of Palembang. Instead weather shut everything down and only one sweep went over the base. This worries me as the fields could be opened up and 150 fighters could be back over again. I'll set a bombardment but I'm worried about mines and the IJN showing up in more powerful configurations. I'll have to go for it, but this is a big one. One of those turns I'll stay awake thinking about.

In the night CLs ran across from Java to Singers to pick up anything moving around. They had several interactions with IJN DDs but nothing decisive. Some SBDs did fly from Sumatra and took out another good DD, the Natsugumo. A few other small things, but nothing to write about.

We also did strike successfully at recently captured Boela, and got 5 oil hits!! Nice. I'll keep it going for tomorrow.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 16, 42, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Toboali at 50,92, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Yanagi, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CL Emerald, Shell hits 2
CL Ceres
CL Capetown
CL Caledon
DD Banckert

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Palembang at 49,91, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
CL Emerald
CL Ceres
CL Capetown
CL Caledon
DD Banckert

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...

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TF 102 encounters mine field at Batavia (49,98)

Allied Ships
AMc Holland
AMc Ciska

7 mines cleared

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Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 6
A-24 Banshee x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 2

No Allied losses

Oil hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 2000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Utan Melintang at 48,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
B5N2 Kate x 25

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Erinpura, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Toboali at 51,95

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yanagi

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Sub attack near Kuching at 60,87

Japanese Ships
PB Zosen Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Toyokuni Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-41

SS S-41 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Zosen Maru
S-41 bottoming out ....

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Naval bombardment of Singapore at 50,84

Allied Ships
CL Caledon
CL Capetown
CL Ceres
CL Emerald

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

CL Caledon firing at 55th Division
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Damn Bettys take out the struggling Soviet DD at Nikoleyevsk. Oh, well. It's bound to happen.

The big army should move down into the clear town Tsitsahar and challenge the routed 14th division and whatever else the IJA has brought up to defend this road.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 16, 42, 42
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Morning Air attack on Nikolaevsk , at 126,37

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Rezvyj, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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