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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/14/2019 12:58:48 AM   
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I think Harbin has the aircraft factory. Nice bonus - congrats!

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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/14/2019 8:19:25 AM   
obvert


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Nov 9, 1942


Decent day overall except that I forgot to turn off some Soviet bombers that got jumped. Cleanups going well at Haiphong, Harbin and the area around Tatung. A lot of stranded IJA units that I'll have to wear down slowly since I want to commit most troops forward to take advantage of openings and penetrations.

Kaifeng and Chengchow will be attacked in the next few days, and the IJA troops here have all been reduced and fatigued from previous combat, harassed by bombing, and have been moving and retreating. They should be messed up if I can pursue quickly.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 9, 1942
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Sub attack near Kwangchowan at 74,61

Japanese Ships
AK Sakura Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DMS W-19
LSD Shinshu Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Sagami Maru
DD Makinami
DD Teruzuki

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin, hits 1

SS Sculpin launches 2 torpedoes at AK Sakura Maru

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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 12
I-16m24 x 7
MiG-3 x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-153: 1 destroyed
I-16m24: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 22000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 61st Infantry Brigade, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 15
B-17F Fortress x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
395 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 30 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 61st Infantry Brigade, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-17E Fortress x 29

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
569 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 5th Garrison Unit , at 109,40 , near Harbin

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12

Allied aircraft
DB-3M x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
DB-3M: 8 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Haiphong Fortress, at 68,57 (Haiphong)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 30

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
237 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled

Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 16th RGC Temp. Division, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Haiphong (68,57)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5835 troops, 11 guns, 565 vehicles, Assault Value = 296

Defending force 4704 troops, 59 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

Allied adjusted assault: 341

Japanese adjusted defense: 236

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 35 (3 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
25th Cav Recce Regiment
2/8th Armoured Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
2nd VM Division
41st Ind.AA Gun Co
Haiphong Fortress

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Ground combat at Harbin (109,39)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57900 troops, 1056 guns, 2691 vehicles, Assault Value = 2382

Defending force 1527 troops, 0 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 1473

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1473 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1261 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 130 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 25 (25 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
74th Tank Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
73rd Tank Brigade
36th Motor Rifle Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
12th Rifle Division
3rd Rifle Division
77th Tank Brigade
72nd Tank Brigade
7th Mongolian Motor Brigade
185th Cannon Regiment
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
42nd Cannon Regiment
411th Howitzer Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
1140th Cannon Regiment
282nd/382nd AA Battalion
629th Cannon Regiment
1120th Cannon Regiment
1141st Cannon Regiment
390th Cannon Regiment
624th Cannon Regiment
262nd/264th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
4th Army

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Ground combat at 92,37 (near Tatung)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 13134 troops, 183 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 427

Defending force 12307 troops, 85 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 290

Allied adjusted assault: 542

Japanese adjusted defense: 361

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
403 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


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

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
103rd Rifle Division

Defending units:
26th/A Division
26th/B Division
1st Cavalry Brigade
15th JNAF AF Unit
North China Area Army
NCPC Army
68th JAAF AF Coy
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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/14/2019 10:09:59 AM   
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Nov 10, 1942


A few troop softening strikes on the 10th, but this is mainly a ground focused turn. A lot of battles engaged and a few decided.

Haiphong capitulates. Bangkok does not.

At Tolun in the North the big Soviet army runs into a tough nut, getting only a 1:2, not dropping forts, and ending up with heavy disablements. We'll wait a bit to keep this one up, but it's useful tying down these troops in one spot. The two IJA tank divisions are still up here and not having an effect elsewhere which is very good.

I tried a DA at a longtime siege base Tsiatso North of Loyang. It unexpectedly fell easily after some IJA troops had moved out apparently. Nice. This opens a path for about 2k AV more Chinese units to enter the fray to the South. Once the Chinese have supply in this period it's all over unless the IJAAF can weaken them. There are so many units. Most of these have had a long chance to rest and rebuild as well, so they're slightly more experienced and larger, now also taking replacements from the inflowing supply.

Thebest action of the day was the Marine paratroopers taking Kiungshan on Hainan, destroying a base force and about 50 LB, FP and R planes in the process!!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 10, 1942
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Morning Air attack on 35th Division, at 88,44 (Chengchow)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 16
B-17F Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 80th JAAF AF Bn , at 71,61 (Kiungshan)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
Vengeance I x 13
B-24D Liberator x 29

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Kluong (50,82)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31063 troops, 412 guns, 582 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

Defending force 28575 troops, 75 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Allied adjusted assault: 422

Japanese adjusted defense: 21

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1193 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
13th Australian Brigade
2/9th Armoured Regiment
5th Marine Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
2/2nd Pioneer Battalion
7th Marine Regiment
182nd Infantry Regiment
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
17th Indian Division
Aus I Corps
1st RAA Med Arty Regiment
2nd RAA Med Arty Regiment

Defending units:
5th Division
18th Division
55th Division
25th Army
56th/C Division

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Ground combat at Bangkok (56,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8727 troops, 70 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 353

Defending force 5902 troops, 67 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Allied adjusted assault: 108

Japanese adjusted defense: 231

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
255 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
258 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
SSVF Brigade
1st Marine Regiment
1st Mysore Battalion
3rd Tank Battalion
58th (Sep) Infantry Rgt /3
145th Field Artillery Battalion
47th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
56th/B Division
Thai Aviation Coy
Royal Thai Army
52nd JNAF AF Unit
21th JNAF AF Unit /1

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Ground combat at Haiphong (68,57)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 5720 troops, 9 guns, 564 vehicles, Assault Value = 288

Defending force 4064 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 128

Allied adjusted assault: 207

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Haiphong !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
629 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
2/10th Armoured Regiment
25th Cav Recce Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
2/8th Armoured Regiment
1st USMC Tank Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
2nd VM Division
41st Ind.AA Gun Co
Haiphong Fortress

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Ground combat at Tolun (98,36)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 43043 troops, 493 guns, 799 vehicles, Assault Value = 1657

Defending force 25548 troops, 278 guns, 509 vehicles, Assault Value = 789

Allied adjusted assault: 913

Japanese adjusted defense: 1087

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1663 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1718 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 375 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 42 (2 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 78 (7 destroyed, 71 disabled)


Assaulting units:
260th Rifle Brigade
205th Tank Brigade
187th Rifle Division
218th Tank Brigade
12th Rifle Brigade
1st Ussurii Tank Brigade
8th Rifle Brigade
18th Rifle Brigade
227th Rifle Brigade
82nd Tank Battalion
3rd Mongolian Tank Regiment
46th/302nd AA Battalion
Trans Baikal Front
102nd Engineer Battalion
147th PVO AA Battalion
129th Engineer Battalion
18th VVS Base Force

Defending units:
7th Manchukuo Cav Brigade
58th Division
2nd Tank Division
77th Infantry Regiment
29th Ind Engineer Regiment
48th Field Const Co
51st Const Co
52nd Const Co
5th Air Defense AA Regiment
5th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
49th Const Co

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Ground combat at 91,39 (near Chengting)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22033 troops, 123 guns, 512 vehicles, Assault Value = 663

Defending force 19472 troops, 218 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 390

Allied adjusted assault: 244

Japanese adjusted defense: 827

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
586 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
515 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (5 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 136 (12 destroyed, 124 disabled)


Assaulting units:
171st Tank Brigade
203rd Tank Brigade
35th Chinese Corps
117th/428th OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
68th Division
59th Division
26th/C Division
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd FF Const Unit
47th Field Const Co
3rd RF Gun Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
56th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42124 troops, 182 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1495

Defending force 7911 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

Allied adjusted assault: 500

Japanese adjusted defense: 151

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tsiaotso !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2312 casualties reported
Squads: 62 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (8 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
1165 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 109 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
33rd Chinese Corps
19th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
14th Group Army
36th Group Army

Defending units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade

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Ground combat at 93,38 (near Tatung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 8668 troops, 80 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 251

Defending force 840 troops, 4 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 52

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
664 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
26th/A Division
26th/B Division
NCPC Army
North China Area Army
1st Cavalry Brigade

Defending units:
30th Motorcycle Regiment

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Ground combat at Kiungshan (71,61)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 873 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 1673 troops, 11 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Allied adjusted assault: 28

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 28 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kiungshan !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed
Ki-15-II Babs: 1 destroyed
B4Y1 Jean: 10 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 13 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 12 destroyed


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

Japanese ground losses:
1307 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2
3rd USMC Parachute Bn /1

Defending units:
23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
80th JAAF AF Bn
7th JAAF AF Coy

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< Message edited by obvert -- 2/14/2019 10:10:23 AM >


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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/16/2019 12:22:28 PM   
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Great AAR obvert. I only started reading a few weeks ago but am now caught up.

Even without the Russian activation you've provided some great examples for allied "delay" missions in the first few months, then shown how that can quickly turn to offensive action.
I've particularly enjoyed watching the 10th Light Horse being in the thick of it in Malaya. I have no personal affiliation to them, but I have been reading up on the Australian Light Horse in WW1 a bit lately.
The 10th are faring better under your command than they did at the Nek in 1915!

I'm working on how to play as Japan, so this AAR suggests that the Japanese side should:
1. increase fighter production asap, especially Zero and Oscar to replace Claude and Nate.
2. Accelerate Tojos.
3. don't capture an oil field unless you can defend it against 4E bombers, eg: bring engineers, aviation support and a metric $h!tload of fighters for layered CAP
4. defend oil fields against naval bombardment (mines, coastal defence guns, etc)
5. improve ASW asap

Now to read Lowpe's side of this game over the next few weeks...

Cheers
Jim




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/16/2019 12:38:00 PM   
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The S-39 sneaks in next to Brunei and plants a fish into Shokaku! The third IJN CV within a month to take a torpedo. The KB is dancing with danger every day, and now that a lot of the ASW planes he's been flying were destroyed in Kiungshan my subs ver there have no DL. I think it's the right moment to tighten the net. All in.

The Dutch Cats with their 250kg bombs are picking up where the Dorniers left off, and nail another small TF near Manado.

The Chinese take Nanning. Only a rearguard there. Now a new flood of big rested Corps flows in from the North.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 11, 1942
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Sub attack near Brunei at 65,87

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku, Torpedo hits 1
CS Chiyoda
DD Yugumo
DD Ikazuchi
DD Makigumo

Allied Ships
SS S-39

SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Shokaku
S-39 bottoming out ....

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL P-9, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AMc Tamo Maru #6, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PBY-5 Catalina bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37198 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1309

Defending force 4460 troops, 36 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Allied adjusted assault: 871

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 58 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2595 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 121 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 20 (12 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
252 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
90th Chinese Corps
85th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
110th/A Division
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Kaifeng and Chengchow will be attacked tomorrow. The Allied air from Chungking will try to soften things up ahead of time.




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/16/2019 12:39:09 PM   
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What is the KB doing here? Is it just using the fuel here since it's one of the last places the Japanese have that they can still access production?




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/16/2019 12:43:07 PM   
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The area around Canton/Hong Kong is getting congested. A lot of IJA units retreating into the big urban center. Smart move, but it also opens opportunities elsewhere. I'll aim to take coastal base soon, and then get supply into it. then, not too long in the future, I could build barges and invade Formosa on the cheap!

First though I'm sending units to fight for Chusien, near Hangchow. This base would give us a good foothold and possible aribase in the area.




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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 2/16/2019 12:56:39 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae

Great AAR obvert. I only started reading a few weeks ago but am now caught up.

Even without the Russian activation you've provided some great examples for allied "delay" missions in the first few months, then shown how that can quickly turn to offensive action.
I've particularly enjoyed watching the 10th Light Horse being in the thick of it in Malaya. I have no personal affiliation to them, but I have been reading up on the Australian Light Horse in WW1 a bit lately.
The 10th are faring better under your command than they did at the Nek in 1915!

I'm working on how to play as Japan, so this AAR suggests that the Japanese side should:
1. increase fighter production asap, especially Zero and Oscar to replace Claude and Nate.
2. Accelerate Tojos.
3. don't capture an oil field unless you can defend it against 4E bombers, eg: bring engineers, aviation support and a metric $h!tload of fighters for layered CAP
4. defend oil fields against naval bombardment (mines, coastal defence guns, etc)
5. improve ASW asap

Now to read Lowpe's side of this game over the next few weeks...

Cheers
Jim





Thanks. Glad you're finding it useful. It is definitely an unusual game.

Your list is pretty accurate. Taking the oil enters too quickly, if the Allies have considered how to respond, can create problems.

The zero is vulnerable early due to it's low durability and lack of armor. It's still dominant, but if numbers go down and groups can't replace effectively, it can also be a problem. I've found upgrading and filling out groups on the fronts lines for Japan can be problematic if airfields have not been built up yet and supply is lower.

The key to the Singers defence, which was the turn in the game, was getting good fighters in there. I had numbers of P-40E, P-39D and various Hurricanes, but if the P-38E can hold the top CAP band and stay involved over multiple turns, then it poses real problems for Japan. With a CAP up and able to guard shipping, supply can be brought in, even reinforcements added, and the IJN can't just ignore the base operating nearby.

If he'd sacrificed enough planes, pilots and ships to knock the Singers fields back for a few days, it could have turned in the other direction. It would have been painful, but might have done it.

The other really big step was getting troops onto Sumatra relatively unopposed. I don't think he had any idea when they took Benkolen just how many were actually coming, and how the fall of that base (and a few others) could allow a complete steamrolling of the island. Since Java was still under our control as well it just multiplied.

I look back and wonder about the sacrificial bombardments at Bailikpapan and whether the Japanese actually could have come back from that, period. I lost the Repulse, had POW wounded, then overstepped with the CVs and lost the Enterprise and Lex, but still somehow came out holding key territory and thwarting further advances. Maybe just damaging that many IJN ships in the process combined with destroying so many A6M2 cascaded to the point where he didn't have the tools anymore to force quick step by step invasions and simultaneously stop the reinforcement of Singers and Sumatra.

It'll be an interesting post-game discussion, I think.

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Tojo's go for Vlad and get smacked. MiGs just have an advantage over everything the Japanese can throw at them in 42.

The Chinese continue their push South and crush the retreating Japanese in another battle that sends more Corps pursuing after.

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Sub attack near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Japanese Ships
xAK Tenryu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Snapper

SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tenryu Maru
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 6
I-16m24 x 13
MiG-3 x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 5
I-16m24 x 9
MiG-3 x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
MiG-3: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Kirin , at 108,42

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
IL-2 x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
IL-2: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 39

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x IL-2 bombing from 2000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Kirin , at 108,42

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
IL-2 x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-32 Mary: 1 destroyed on ground


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x IL-2 bombing from 2000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Kirin , at 108,42

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 39,882 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
MiG-3 x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses


Ground combat at 89,45 (near Kaifeng)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10002 troops, 244 guns, 1039 vehicles, Assault Value = 1504

Defending force 13312 troops, 117 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 269

Allied adjusted assault: 366

Japanese adjusted defense: 46

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4208 casualties reported
Squads: 129 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 142 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 19 (8 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (7 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 7


Allied ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 51 (9 destroyed, 42 disabled)

Units pursuing 6

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
111th Tank Division
206th Tank Brigade
12th Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
413th Howitzer Regiment
33rd Guards Mortar Regiment
32nd Guards Mortar Regiment
39th Guards Mortar Regiment

Defending units:
37th Division
101st NCPC Route Brigade
17th RGC Temp. Division
24th NCPC Route Brigade
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
23rd JNAF AF Unit

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A few more good battles. A lot of IJA divisions going down.

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Ground combat at 88,45 (near Kaifeng)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 32592 troops, 150 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1058

Defending force 44043 troops, 391 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 1069

Allied adjusted assault: 871

Japanese adjusted defense: 251

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
7335 casualties reported
Squads: 243 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 489 destroyed, 6 disabled

Engineers: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 32 (20 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (7 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 13


Allied ground losses:
935 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
47th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps

Defending units:
110th/B Division
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th RGC Temp. Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
35th Division
1st Division
69th Division
61st Infantry Brigade
110th/C Division
RGC Army
12th Army
37th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Tungho (112,40)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 13287 troops, 165 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 482

Defending force 3406 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Allied adjusted assault: 800

Japanese adjusted defense: 71

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tungho !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1519 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Allied ground losses:
470 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Rifle Division
208th Tank Brigade

Defending units:
9th Garrison Unit

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Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 25472 troops, 310 guns, 1035 vehicles, Assault Value = 1428

Defending force 11629 troops, 128 guns, 39 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Allied adjusted assault: 1083

Japanese adjusted defense: 26

Allied assault odds: 41 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
5059 casualties reported
Squads: 131 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 84 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 45 (45 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (28 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 7
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 33 (2 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Units pursuing 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
111th Tank Division
206th Tank Brigade
12th Chinese Corps
82nd Chinese Corps
33rd Guards Mortar Regiment
32nd Guards Mortar Regiment
413th Howitzer Regiment
39th Guards Mortar Regiment

Defending units:
14th RGC Temp. Division
101st NCPC Route Brigade
37th Division
17th RGC Temp. Division
24th NCPC Route Brigade
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
23rd JNAF AF Unit


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Ground combat at 109,40 (near Harbin)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32173 troops, 540 guns, 1242 vehicles, Assault Value = 1677

Defending force 14646 troops, 115 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 459

Allied adjusted assault: 1084

Japanese adjusted defense: 164

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
6301 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 224 disabled
Non Combat: 122 destroyed, 51 disabled

Engineers: 12 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 43 (16 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units pursuing 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
259th Rifle Brigade
74th Tank Brigade
72nd Tank Brigade
3rd Rifle Division
190th Rifle Division
57th Motor Rifle Division
114th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
1140th Cannon Regiment
2nd Rifle Corps
42nd Cannon Regiment
147th Howitzer Regiment
282nd/382nd AA Battalion

Defending units:
71st Division
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion


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Ground combat at 91,39 (near Chengting)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33333 troops, 172 guns, 505 vehicles, Assault Value = 858

Defending force 19253 troops, 212 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

Allied adjusted assault: 585

Japanese adjusted defense: 739

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 13 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Allied ground losses:
392 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 80 (11 destroyed, 69 disabled)


Assaulting units:
171st Tank Brigade
35th Chinese Corps
203rd Tank Brigade
42nd Chinese Corps
117th/428th OM Gun Battalion

Defending units:
59th Division
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
68th Division
26th/C Division
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd RF Gun Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
47th Field Const Co
3rd FF Const Unit
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
56th JAAF AF Bn

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Not much going on for the 17th. A good P-38E sweep of Canton netting a gaggle of Oscars, and a good DA at Hankow lowering forts to 3. On the 18th, however, I decide on a risky plan.

I’ve been watching the KB sit around Northern Borneo for a while and contemplating how to deal it a crippling blow without losing the rest of the Allied CV fleet. The Saratoga is still patching up damage from a previous clash in Singapore, and will need a good three weeks to fill the holes and upgrade air defences.

I decided to send in a limited surface force intended to disrupt and engage the KB many times in one night phase, hopefully getting some hits and forcing it into a sub net moving in to cut off easy escape. I used mainly older CL and fast DD in small TFs and tried to LR CAP as best I can. The first stage got within 1-3 hexes without engaging and without air strikes. I was almost sure there would be no big KB strike as he's so close to Singers and wouldn't want a sudden CAP trap to decimate the KB strike package. So now 3 DD TFs and one CL TF are sitting in awesome position for tomorrow and three more DD TFs with another fast CL TF will race in.

The CVs are out near Singkawang/Kuching for CAP and set I up the old R class as a lure for the KB to target. I figured with a lot of LBA from Singkawang, the bleeding CAP from the Allied CVs (300 fighters strong) and four big durable BBs, it’s possible a full KB strike could be really devastated and the BBs survive to limp back to Singers. Then the next turn I could load DB/TB from Singers and strike back with the CVs.

It’s a risk, but worth it since the KB is so close to such a major Allied base with a repair yard. If nothing else this could clear the way for the conquest of Northern Borneo.

The sub net closed to just outside ASW range from Borneo or the KB.

In other areas big sweeps went in to Canton and did well. These were mostly Brit and Canadian Hurris. Nice to see them succeeding against the low CAP there with Tojo’s in the mix.

Wuchang is on its’s last legs after the most recent DA, getting a 1:1 but dropping forts to 3. Hankow is also reeling after forts go to 2 in another 1:1. Lots more Commonwealth troops nearing the area and they’ll fill in soon.

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 35,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane XIIb: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 37,550 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 30
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 33,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 33,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 14
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Brunei at 65,85

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 16

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 36,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F4F-4 Wildcat sweeping at 30100 feet

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Ground combat at Wuchang (84,51)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 49665 troops, 245 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 1741

Defending force 21059 troops, 148 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 643

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 918

Japanese adjusted defense: 737

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
1515 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1142 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 129 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)


Assaulting units:
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
53rd Chinese Corps
11th Indian Division
87th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
29th Group Army

Defending units:
6th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
46th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at 90,47 (near Suchow)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 24908 troops, 322 guns, 1033 vehicles, Assault Value = 1413

Defending force 4753 troops, 61 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 74

Allied adjusted assault: 1211

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 403 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4888 casualties reported
Squads: 197 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 285 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 73 (73 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units pursuing 5

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
206th Tank Brigade
12th Chinese Corps
111th Tank Division
82nd Chinese Corps
33rd Guards Mortar Regiment
413th Howitzer Regiment
32nd Guards Mortar Regiment
39th Guards Mortar Regiment

Defending units:
37th Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 76214 troops, 306 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2384

Defending force 20854 troops, 284 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 295

Allied adjusted assault: 1086

Japanese adjusted defense: 601

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1192 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 58 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 30 (3 destroyed, 27 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1015 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 129 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
20th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army

Defending units:
13th RGC Temp. Division
13th Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
51st Air Division
Hankow Special Base Force
22nd JNAF AF Unit
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
22nd AA Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Field Const Co
54th JAAF AF Bn

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All TFs are in good positions for tomorrow. There should be some kind of night surface engagement. All of these are fast enough to catch the KB and give it some action. Several CVs, including the slower Kaga and Hiyo, have taken torpedoes in the last month as well.



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Here is the air loss report for the day. The Hurris did some work. I'd swept with the P-38E last turn and did well, but this is unexpectedly good against a strengthened CAP.

The Kates were LBA, not launched from the KB, but the Vals were lost on patrol missions.




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The KB is engaged!

The little DD TFs did get in there and even got some hits. In the first engagement I got to see the scope of this massive TF. It's apparently all of the IJN CVs in one flotilla. There aren't a lot of DDs, only five out of twenty ships, so the subs should be able to get in there too. He has one CA in there, the Mogami, and three CS cruisers, but also three CVE!!

The small, old but quick USN DDs went in first, and got to 3k yards before King took a long lance and the DDs screening booted them out. CA Mikuma and a DD were detached and next tangled with three better USN DDs. Mahan, Smith Preston and Kushing then hit the big boys. They again got to 3k yards and put 2 hits on CV Hiyo. Cushing might not make it though.

Next the RN CLs found the KB and had a good long engagement. They got to 2k and got 7 hits on the Kaga and singles on four other CVs and a CVE.

Humpheys and Sands got in there, but didn't do much. They set the stage for the older USN CL and they got a few more good shots on a number of CVs, but in the end only light fires were burning. I don't think serious damage was done here, but it might prove decisive yet as the KB fled to the tip of Borneo and is surrounded by subs. One got a look at the CS cruisers but couldn't get a shot off before being sighted by escorts.

In other news a Soviet ID gets a bit mauled by a surprisingly large IJA stack near Kirin. While this is not good, and I should have been looking at recon more closely here, those IJA troops are a bit far forward for what I have planned. Since the rail is closed from Mutankiang by the troops at Yenki I've installed, these are he only reserves in the area for nearby Changchun. I'm sending a lot this way and up to Taonan. Winning either of those bases would make the Japanese position, with so many troops very forwardly placed, very precarious.

Bangkok finally looks ready to fall in the South, which will speed up troop movements from Singers.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 19, 1942
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jesselton at 67,86, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Hiyo
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
CA Mogami
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Takanami
DD Naganami, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Sands, Shell hits 1
DD King, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jesselton at 67,85, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
DD Ikazuchi, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Bagley
DD Patterson, Shell hits 1
DD Maury

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Jesselton at 67,86, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Hiyo, Shell hits 2
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
CA Mogami
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Takanami, Shell hits 1
DD Naganami, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Mahan, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Smith, Shell hits 2
DD Preston
DD Cushing, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Brunei at 66,85, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 7
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, Shell hits 1
CV Shokaku, Shell hits 1
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CV Hiyo, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo, Shell hits 1
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda, Shell hits 1
CA Mogami
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Takanami, on fire
DD Naganami, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Ceres
CL Caradoc, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Arrow, Shell hits 1
DD Electra
DD Express
DD Fortune
DD Foxhound, Shell hits 1
DD Hotspur, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Brunei at 66,86, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 2
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku
CV Hiyo
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo
CVE Unyo
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
CA Mogami
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Takanami, on fire
DD Naganami, heavy fires

Allied Ships
DD Humphreys
DD Sands, Shell hits 3, on fire

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Brunei at 66,86, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 1
CV Hiryu, Shell hits 1
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CV Hiyo, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi
CVL Zuiho, Shell hits 1
CVE Hosho
CVE Taiyo, Shell hits 1
CVE Unyo
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Mogami
DD Yugumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Makigumo
DD Takanami, on fire
DD Naganami, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Concord
CL Detroit, Shell hits 1
CL Trenton, Shell hits 1
DD Benham
DD Stack
DD Sterett
DD Wilson
DD Lang

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards

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ASW attack near Kudat at 70,86

Japanese Ships
CS Chiyoda
CS Chitose
CS Nisshin
DD Takanami
DD Kazegumo
DD Yugumo
DD Arashi
DD Makigumo

Allied Ships
SS Gunnel

SS Gunnel is sighted by escort
Gunnel bottoming out ....

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 35,550 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 30
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 2 destroyed

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Ground combat at 108,41 (near Kirin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 62567 troops, 559 guns, 188 vehicles, Assault Value = 2024

Defending force 11644 troops, 147 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 399

Japanese adjusted assault: 1183

Allied adjusted defense: 575

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1167 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4715 casualties reported
Squads: 120 destroyed, 160 disabled
Non Combat: 101 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 68 (29 destroyed, 39 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
53rd Division
3rd Division
71st Division
20th Division
2nd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
88th JAAF AF Bn
11th Army
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
4th Air Defense AA Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
209th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
190th Rifle Division

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Ground combat at Bangkok (56,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8396 troops, 70 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 347

Defending force 4254 troops, 60 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Allied adjusted assault: 197

Japanese adjusted defense: 99

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
328 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled

Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st Marine Regiment
3rd Tank Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
SSVF Brigade
58th (Sep) Infantry Rgt /3
145th Field Artillery Battalion
47th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
56th/B Division
52nd JNAF AF Unit
Royal Thai Army
Thai Aviation Coy
21th JNAF AF Unit /1

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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 75469 troops, 306 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2276

Defending force 39678 troops, 429 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 775

Allied adjusted assault: 1076

Japanese adjusted defense: 1781

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
877 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3023 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 372 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
32nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army

Defending units:
13th RGC Temp. Division
6th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
Hankow Special Base Force
46th JAAF AF Bn
22nd JNAF AF Unit
51st Field Const Co
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Air Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
54th JAAF AF Bn

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Very interesting! Did he not have anything set to Naval Attack or did you manage to get far enough away?

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Here is a map of the current position after the turn. The KB had no strikes set, probably fearing a move in by the DS with max CAP up. I heard the CVs back obviously, but they are still out in range of a strike should a KB CV get hit by a sub or something. I don't know how with only 5-6 DD, and a lot of sub attacks, he is keeping them safe. There is a lot of ASW flying and about 2-3 subs a turn return to base, but I am cycling them back out quickly since I can repair at Singers, Saigon and Soerabaja.

Looking forward to the next few days to see what develops here.




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Here is SE China. Moving on Hong Kong now that Canton is heavily invested with 100k Chinese troops. I won't attack yet as the IJA have a large presence here too.

The main short term goal is Hangchow near Shanghai. Troops will converge on this area from the South and eventually from the North. Nanking is x4 terrain so I'll most likely wait on that.

It's strange to play two games that are now focusing on the same territory, but where I'm playing different sides, and in a totally different time period in game. I think I can learn from both.




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Up in Manchuria the Soviets are busy isolating large portions of the Kwangtung Army in forward positions. A very large stack is now next to Mutankiang but due to the yellow roads won't be able to react in time to get to Taonan or Changchun.




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Nov 20, 1942


After the series of KB interactions the 20th was a quiet turn on the seas. Subs searched and searched but couldn't track it through the Sulu Sea. It's near Mindanao after the turn.

The Akagi A6M group LR CAPed Samarinda, surprising some Dutch bombers with predictable results.

Up North the other wayward Soviet unit is punished by the large IJA stack outside Mutankiang. Inadvertently this provides an extra day fro marching troops to beat this stack to Changchun. In true Soviet style, the ends justifies the means.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 20, 1942
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Morning Air attack on 31st Special Base Force, at 65,96 (Samarinda)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

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Ground combat at 108,41 (near Kirin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57139 troops, 519 guns, 182 vehicles, Assault Value = 1968

Defending force 1980 troops, 18 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 856

Allied adjusted defense: 111

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1005 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units pursuing 8

Allied ground losses:
326 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (7 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 119 (47 destroyed, 72 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
71st Division
3rd Division
53rd Division
20th Division
39th Division
2nd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Air Defense AA Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Army
88th JAAF AF Bn
209th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
77th Tank Brigade

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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 528 troops, 3 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 2250

Defending force 39706 troops, 430 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 755

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 3133

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 2)

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

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 68 (43 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Assaulting units:
68th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
58th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army

Defending units:
13th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th RGC Temp. Division
6th Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
46th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd JNAF AF Unit
51st Air Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Field Const Co
Hankow Special Base Force
54th JAAF AF Bn

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Nov 21-22, 1942


Getting a lot of updating going today since I don't have a single turn from my three games to work on.

Got another unit eviserated when it accidentally was moved into Japanese held territory. This time it's a tank brigade which will move back now to Harbin to recoup. At least the IJA units are a bit forward and won't get back to Changchun or Taonan in time to defend those bases.

I also sacrificed a tank destroyer unit to open the river hexside into Hankow. It's done for a while but now troops will flood over into that base.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 21, 1942
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Ground combat at 108,41 (near Kirin)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57139 troops, 519 guns, 182 vehicles, Assault Value = 1968

Defending force 1980 troops, 18 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Japanese adjusted assault: 856

Allied adjusted defense: 111

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1005 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units pursuing 8

Allied ground losses:
326 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (7 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 119 (47 destroyed, 72 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
71st Division
3rd Division
53rd Division
20th Division
39th Division
2nd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Air Defense AA Regiment
54th Field AA Battalion
12th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Army
88th JAAF AF Bn
209th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
77th Tank Brigade

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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 528 troops, 3 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 2250

Defending force 39706 troops, 430 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 755

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 3133

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 2)

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

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 68 (43 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Assaulting units:
68th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
58th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
20th Group Army

Defending units:
13th Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th RGC Temp. Division
6th Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
46th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd JNAF AF Unit
51st Air Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Field Const Co
Hankow Special Base Force
54th JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 22, 1942
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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80295 troops, 348 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2231

Defending force 39750 troops, 430 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 774

Allied adjusted assault: 902

Japanese adjusted defense: 2021

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1469 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 111 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 59 (17 destroyed, 42 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3060 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 310 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled


Assaulting units:
32nd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
20th Group Army

Defending units:
6th Division
13th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
18th RGC Temp. Division
46th JAAF AF Bn
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Field Const Co
22nd AA Regiment
51st Air Division
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
Hankow Special Base Force
22nd JNAF AF Unit
1st Mortar Battalion
54th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at 86,45 (near Nanyang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17751 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 570

Defending force 2889 troops, 33 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Allied adjusted assault: 338

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 33 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1235 casualties reported
Squads: 68 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1


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

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
29th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
110th/A Division

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Ground combat at 78,60 (near Hong Kong)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12628 troops, 86 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 741

Defending force 15388 troops, 140 guns, 209 vehicles, Assault Value = 554

Allied adjusted assault: 70

Japanese adjusted defense: 1046

Allied assault odds: 1 to 14

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

Japanese ground losses:
247 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled

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

Allied ground losses:
856 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 174 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled

Assaulting units:
50th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
32nd Group Army

Defending units:
51st Recon Regiment
17th Division
12th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
6th Air Defense AA Regiment

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Nov 23-24, 1942


The KB is still hanging around the PI. The Allies now have access though to the bases on Western Borneo.

I'll load up the long awaited invasions of Brunei, Beaufort and Jesselton, send those in, and simultaneously get the Mindanao invasion and further relief and supply for Luzon moving. This period should solidify control of the Sulu Sea, South China sea up to Formosa, and open the approaches to the Central Pacific. I've got some ideas about that area now forming.

All moves ahead in the North, with Soviet units moving on Changchun and Taonan.

Some bombing runs are nailed by the Japanese in Northern China, but it's not too bad. I've been making the most of early war 1E and 2E airframes, and it's almost time to transition to more modern, defendable types.

On the 24th the big stack at Hankow reduces the forts to 1, gets a 1:1 but suffers some big losses. We'll get this base in the next week, but it's a bear.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 23, 1942
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Morning Air attack on 26th/A Division, at 93,38 , near Tatung

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 20
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
P-43A-1 Lancer x 5
P-66 Vanguard x 5
B-26B Marauder x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
P-43A-1 Lancer: 2 destroyed
P-66 Vanguard: 1 destroyed
B-26B Marauder: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 26th/B Division, at 93,38 , near Tatung

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 10
Beaufighter Ic x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Beaufort (66,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6860 troops, 41 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 221

Defending force 3064 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Japanese adjusted assault: 104

Allied adjusted defense: 163

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
453 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
301st Ind.Infantry Battalion
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
48th Naval Guard Unit
41st Naval Guard Unit
4th/A Div /2
23rd Port Unit
32nd Port Unit

Defending units:
VII KNIL Battalion
I/43rd PS Inf Battalion
Makassar KNIL Cdo
1st Marine Raider Bn /3
35th Avn Sup
HQ TC Borneo

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 24, 1942
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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Garrison Unit , at 111,41 , near Mutankiang

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 37,882 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17

Allied aircraft
MiG-3 x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Ground combat at Hankow (85,50)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 117732 troops, 639 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 4284

Defending force 28814 troops, 315 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 587

Allied adjusted assault: 2796

Japanese adjusted defense: 1789

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2442 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
3118 casualties reported
Squads: 234 destroyed, 430 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 35 disabled
Guns lost 67 (10 destroyed, 57 disabled)


Assaulting units:
58th Chinese Corps
132nd Infantry Regiment
45th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
9th Indian Division
11th Indian Division
94th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
18th British Division
148th Infantry Regiment
32nd Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
198th Coast AA Regiment
2/2nd Hy AA Regiment
20th Group Army

Defending units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Division
13th RGC Temp. Division
18th RGC Temp. Division
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
22nd JNAF AF Unit
22nd AA Regiment
Hankow Special Base Force
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
46th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Kluong (50,82)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 17796 troops, 220 guns, 641 vehicles, Assault Value = 734

Defending force 21372 troops, 20 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Allied adjusted assault: 540

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 28 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4826 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 282 destroyed, 164 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (25 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Assaulting units:
255th Armoured Brigade
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
21st Australian Brigade
17th Indian Division
254th Armoured Bde /1
1st RAA Med Arty Regiment
Aus I Corps
2nd RAA Med Arty Regiment

Defending units:
5th Division
18th Division
55th Division
25th Army
56th/C Division

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The MiG-3 has gotten the Soviets through the first half year of the Tojo era. I'll start using them more aggressively now that the Soviets are on the offensive and the even better IJ airframes are on the near horizon. It doesn't make sense to save any MiGs to fight Georges and Jacks. Might as well use them now.






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RE: Beans, Bullets and Black Oil :: Lowpe (J) vs obvert... - 4/12/2019 3:55:12 PM   
obvert


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The KB is still dancing. Subs are hunting. On the 25th the a Soviet sub makes contact, spotting two CS cruisers and escorts before being sighted herself and forced under.

A huge day in the air all over China and Manchuria on the 25th. The IJ try a sweep of Vlad, but MiGs get the upper hand again. The Chinese Lancers sweep near Hong Kong and wear out a strong LR CAP of A6M3, and the follow on sweeps finish the job nicely.

On the 26th both sides hit troops extensively in China and Manchuria with air strikes. Both of us have figured out LR CAP only kills off our fighters if too far from base without radar. Soviet AA is not performing as well as I'd hoped.

The rail is now almost clear from Singers to Pnom Pehn. Just the final dregs of the once strong IJA Singers invasion sitting surrounded at Kluong.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 25, 1942
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ASW attack near Balabac at 70,85

Japanese Ships
CS Chiyoda
CS Chitose
DD Kazegumo
DD Arashi
DD Makigumo

Allied Ships
SS ShCh-115

SS ShCh-115 is sighted by escort

Morning Air attack on Vladivostok , at 112,46

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 18

Allied aircraft
I-153 x 7
I-16m24 x 13
MiG-3 x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
I-153: 1 destroyed
MiG-3: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on 6th Air Defense AA Regiment, at 78,60 , near Hong Kong

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 32,550 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 29
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
P-43A-1 Lancer x 10
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 9 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-43A-1 Lancer: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-43A-1 Lancer sweeping at 31550 feet

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Morning Air attack on 6th Air Defense AA Regiment, at 78,60 , near Hong Kong

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 34,550 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 14
P-40K Warhawk x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hurricane XIIb sweeping at 31550 feet

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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 78,60 , near Hong Kong

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 46
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x A6M3 Zero sweeping at 9000 feet
12 x A6M3 Zero sweeping at 9000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Taonan , at 107,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
IL-2 x 41
MiG-3 x 31

Allied aircraft losses
IL-2: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x IL-2 bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Taonan , at 107,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
I-16m24 x 4
IL-2 x 70

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x IL-2 bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Air Defense AA Regiment, at 78,60 , near Hong Kong

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 38,550 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 18
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 9
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

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Ground combat at Haichow (93,48)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8124 troops, 104 guns, 936 vehicles, Assault Value = 445

Defending force 1536 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

Allied adjusted assault: 192

Japanese adjusted defense: 30

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Haichow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
702 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 19 (11 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units retreated 2


Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
206th Tank Brigade
111th Tank Division

Defending units:
6th RGC Division
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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Ground combat at 88,49 (near Hwainan)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 55194 troops, 190 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1850

Defending force 22273 troops, 180 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 687

Allied adjusted assault: 1219

Japanese adjusted defense: 430

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
6877 casualties reported
Squads: 179 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 143 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 32 (13 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
1295 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 189 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
85th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th RGC Temp. Division
116th Division
110th/C Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 25, 1942
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Morning Air attack on Hankow , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on 57th Motor Rifle Division, at 107,39 , near Taonan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 60
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 20
Ki-51 Sonia x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 14 damaged

Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 55,61 (near Bangkok)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9316 troops, 126 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 267

Defending force 2220 troops, 17 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Allied adjusted assault: 259

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 129 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1342 casualties reported
Squads: 62 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (6 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 1


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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Marine Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade

Defending units:
56th/B Division
52nd JNAF AF Unit
Royal Thai Army
Thai Aviation Coy
21th JNAF AF Unit /1

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It's interesting to me that the USAAF didn't give a bigger contract to production of the P-43 Lancer in the early war. It seems to outperform both the P39 and P-40 variants up to the P-40K at least. I'd like to have more at least.




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The lancer is a good plane but was quickly outclassed by the P-38s and P-47s. For the Chinese it is their best plane for a number of years. There also recon versions and it ended it's days as a trainer.

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