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2 more turns: 23-24 - 7/3/2017 10:29:47 PM   
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2 quiet turns. The 22nd saw only Japanese planes lost, and the only allied plane lost on the 24th was from ops.
The main noteworthy sighting was on the 22nd. The carriers at Truk have vanished, but I did spot this:

Which coincides with the second wave of invasions of Luzon that occurred on the 24th.

Amphibious Assault at Infanta & Real (80,77)

TF 83 troops unloading over beach at Infanta & Real, 80,77

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

10 troops of a IJA B 3xGD Sect lost from landing craft during unload of Miura Det Bn
13 troops of a IJA B T96 LMG Sqd accidentally lost during unload of 146th+Tkt Co Draft RCT
Type 97 Medium Tank lost in surf during unload of 8th Tank "Rgt" Bn

Borneo
Brunei and Kudat were captured.

China: The big battle of Sinyang resumed with a deliberate attack today. Chinese losses were 3 to 1, but none of our squads were destroyed. Forts were also lowered to zero. Another attack will come tomorrow. At Hong Kong, bombardments are continuing.
1700 AV of Chinese infantry is in Foochow. I will wait for the HQ before attacking.

DEI: There was another attack on Manado on the 23rd. The Japanese lose less men than the Dutch, but the forts remain untouched.
At Batavia, the west Sumatra KNIL unit is going to be reformed soon.

Burma:The Medan CD unit is at Aykab, and the 63rd Indian brigade TF is one hex from Rangoon.
Not much else to say. I've been shifting units around in Australia, moving NZ brigades to Auckland where they'll rebuild faster, transferring air units to the UK southeast Asia theater for Burma, nothing special.

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Christmas in July. 25-26 - 7/4/2017 8:00:29 PM   
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We flipped another turn yesterday, and wished each other a merry in-game Christmas.
Malaya/Thailand:
Singapore is bombed continuously. Flak gets a few planes. Victoria point was captured on the 26th, But Nakhwan still holds.
There were two Dutch Do-24 units languishing in Riuow, but I snuck an AV to make sure they got fully repaired.
China:
Hong Kong was deliberately attacked and then bombarded, but still holds.
My big attack on Hsin Yang didn't go as planned when 2 divisions of reinforcements arrived, but I've got reinforcements of my own on the way.


Ground combat at Hsin Yang [MothrRd] (86,48)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 72500 troops, 374 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 2147

Defending force 35019 troops, 395 guns, 213 vehicles, Assault Value = 1080

Allied adjusted assault: 905

Japanese adjusted defense: 1023

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1274 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 110 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2255 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled

Assaulting units:
NRA 30th Corps
NRA 12th Corps
Hunan 41st Fld Amy Corps
Hunan 41st Fld Amy Corps
Hopei 59th Heavy Corps
NRA 84th Corps
11th Army Group
22nd Army Group

Defending units:
1st Ind Mixed Dr B Brigade
13th Draft B Mirror Division
RGC 12th Temp Division
58th Pack B Inf Regiment
RGC 18th Temp Division
JAAF 67th AF Co
52nd Road Const Co

At Fuchow, we have at least a 5-to-1 advantage in AV, but just over 1/3rd advantage in Swatow.
One of my guerilla units cut the rail between Shanghai and Hangchow.

Philippines:
With the invasion in full swing, Japanese fighters have been sweeping Manila to gain air superiority. However, they are only able to send in groups of 5 fighters thanks to weather and distance. This means the 30 fighters that usually come up to greet them have no trouble shooting them down. To ensure success, I've assigned all fighter groups in Luzon leaders with skills in the 60's. Meanwhile, I've been able to send the fully repaired bomber and patrol groups to safety. SS Snapper was the first submarine damaged in the December 7th attack to be repaired. She will patrol near San Fernando. The British Destroyers are heading to Soerbaja.
On land, 3 units just entered Clark field. There's also another unit that's been in Taytay for at least a few days but hasn't captured the base.

Solomon islands:
The Japanese captured Kieta on Bougainville. Multiple construction units and the Maizuru 1st/3rd SNLF (Which is twice the size of normal Naval guard units) are planning for Rabaul.

Obligatory Soviet attack intel:
December 25: 22nd Ind Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Turij Rog [Amur Pr].

United States:
Air groups, ground units, and ships are all transiting off-map hexes.
The Wake Island AA gun task force is one hex from Pearl Harbor.
The Wake resupply task force has not been attacked.
Australia:
Subamrines 1-10 and I-159 sank Dominion Monarch in the Torres strait. I've got extra PBYs at Horn island to search for them.

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"Oops" - 7/7/2017 2:53:04 AM   
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Nighttime on the west coast was once a mesmerizing sight. At the right distance, it was possible to look out and see the lights of Los Angeles reflecting of the dark water. Sadly, such a sight was now a disconnected memory. Not only because the war had necessitated bizarre blackout rules, but because this was not the waterfront of Los Angeles, but San Luis Obispo.
"How much longer until we reach San Francisco?" Yawned Captain Ramsay on the bridge of the Saratoga.
"We'll be their before sunrise on the thirtieth." Mumbled the navigator.
Ramsay would've preferred to sleep the whole night, but he felt the need to stay aloof during what was no longer an unremarkable voyage. The entry of America into the war had already seen a new wave of convoy attacks be German U-boats on the East coast, disregarding the far more distressing news from the east. The carrier had set out the previous day just the ominous news that Hong Kong was now fully under Japanese control reached the west coast, and the Japanese were entering Clark Field. News passed through Saratoga with thick agitation as she spent the first 2 weeks of the war in San Diego.
Thankfully, Admiral Kimmel seemed to be recovering from the terror of watching two battleships get disabled by tiny submarines in the supposed sanctuary of Pearl Harbor. Ships were heading in from the East while men headed there from the West. One of those ships was the newer carrier Yorktown, though only a few officers were privy to the knowledge that she had just passed through Panama. Sara's time had finally come with that news, and so the ships weighed anchor for San Francisco, which was the main staging point for the Pacific fleet. Ramsay found the orders rather unnerving. Potential escorts were present at San Diego, but they were currently heading there alone. It was both brazenly stupid and subtly unwise. After all, there was no way the Germans could or would have submarines off the West Coast! It might've been made in a vain attempt to be sneaky? Any phantom subs would be less likely to spot a single ships than a convoy. But Ramsay had heard disturbing reports about Japanese single engine planes snooping around in places they could not have logically reached-
The sound of waves gave way to something much faster moving through the water, and Ramsay was all but pleased that their punishment for arrogance had arrived then and not right as Saratoga was entering San Francisco.
From ahead and to the left came the inevitable impact, followed by the flood of shooting and jerking as their ship practically yelped in surprise. Ramsay thanked the lord that the torpedo had struck to their left. A hit where it seemed to land on the right would've set off the ammo on those moronic 8-inch turrets.
----
Morning of the 28th.
"..We're down almost a third of our speed, but that's more from flooding than the engines, which-"
"Were damaged from the detonation, I know." Ramsay replied with detachment. With reports circulating of deadly Japanese torpedoes, the end result of this attack wasn't quite the catastrophe he'd predicted. Perhaps the Navy would let this accident slide rather than launch a formal inquiry. Aside from their new slant to the left, the only other noteworthy loss had been an F2A fighter located just under the point of impact that had slammed into the wall of the hangar and was too damaged to be repaired.
Another radio officer spoke up. "Sir, we've got a message from Major General Bonesteel in San Fran. He's sending two destroyer divisions to escort us there."
"He should've had them ready for a rendezvous when we left. But then, the Navy wouldn't bother to tell him about a routine transfer of ships, would they?"
Bonesteel was the Supreme Commander of the Western defense theater, a post that wasn't as important as the title made it out given the likelihood of an invasion of the West Coast.
"What about search planes? If there are subs off the coast, we can't have them patrolling with impunity. It'll be a scandal if our convoys get attacked right out of the gate. And if-no-when word gets out about our predicament, the whole state will throw a tantrum!"
"Bonesteel says he'll be getting some planes to patrol the Coast if it makes you feel better-it's what the message says. The rest need to train."
"Train?"
"The pilots need to know how to find a sub before they can sink 'em. The whole air search branch of the navy is filled with people rated to fly the planes but they can't tell a sub from a whale."
"And the army pilots shouldn't be expected to know better either because 'searching for boats isn't their job', I know this story." Ramsay remained passive. Their own planes would be searching too. There was no need to be stressed. Surely everything would be resolved in less than 24 hours.



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28-31 - 7/9/2017 1:09:44 AM   
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Sara's odyssey:
Saratoga was hit by I-4 off San Luis Obispo, and suffered 18 SYS, 25 FLT, and 9 ENG damage. She'll "only" need 93 days on high repair level. Considering the two vital upgrades she'll be getting, that's a good thing. The best part about this gaffe was our email exchange:
For the 28th turn file.
quote:

Bristolduke:
Surprise :)

Me:
quote:

Yes, seeing those RGC units get routed from Ho fei was quite surprising.

Then, with the 29th turn:
quote:

Yea, I guess that was too :)
But we both know there is a carrier MIA and where the salvage activities can begin. :)

So, either he thinks Saratoga was sunk from one torpedo, or he's just messing around.

Malaya:
Not much. He bombs Singapore, sometimes flak gets more than one plane. He bombards too, and I can see more units moving in today.

Kuala Lumpur was finally attacked on the 31st. My decision to put a British Buffalo squad paid off in the first raid, but only because the Nells went in ahead of an Oscar sweep that led to 4 Buffaloes perishing. Then 2 more bomber sweeps came in relatively unopposed and scored over 100 runway hits between the two.
DEI:
I saved all the wrecked units from the battle of Palembang. They'll be used to build up some bases in the South Pacific.
There were two more attacks at Manado, followed by a big amphibious invasion on the 31st:

Pre-Invasion action off Manado [Celebes] (75,99) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

49 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 2
DD Hayashio

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

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

Invasion Support action off Manado [Celebes] (75,99) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Myoko, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsukaze
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 2

I am quite pleased with how the CD performed.

New Guinea:
Rabaul was invaded and captured by the Maizuru Combined SNLF and a base force. The past two turns saw my CD guns do a number on the transports despite the Guam invasion force being embedded in the attack. Meanwhile, I had the Hudson squadron at Rabaul set at just the right search arc to spot a Carrier task force moving south east of Bougainville. It sank the small ships I was sending to evacuate the 2/1st company in Namatanai, but I was able to rescue the Tulagi base force safely on the same day.
As For the carriers, I've sighted 2 CV task forces seemingly moving back to Truk, where the subs are waiting.
Philippines:
Another easy victory on the 28th, 4 Zeroes swept Manila at 19000 feet, diving on 31 P-40s. They were all destroyed. On the ground, The Japanese twice attacked Clark field when they only had 4 tank units and took around 300 losses to 1/3rd of that for the Americans. Now they've got more troops bombarding the base, which just got to fort level 3 in time. They're also bombarding Manila.

China:
The aforementioned battle for Ho Fei. Recon showed 1080 troops and 3 guns, so I took the risk.


Ground combat at Ho Fei [E China] (88,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32390 troops, 122 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 1073

Defending force 11183 troops, 88 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Allied adjusted assault: 909

Japanese adjusted defense: 131

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5008 casualties reported
Squads: 100 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 175 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 13 (6 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
448 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
ROC 48th Corps
NRA 85th Corps
NRA 7th Corps
NRA 7th New Lt Cps Division

Defending units:
RGC 11th Ind "Bde" Regiment
RGC 12th Ind "Bde" Regiment
RGC 7th Temp Division

I had all my units attack Fuchow as planned, but he managed to get a fragment of a unit in there to stave the Chinese off. While I waited for my troops to recover, he moved 5 of the units to the wooded road hex southwest of Fuchow and left one sacrificial unit behind.

I had to partisan battalions, a division, and a war area HQ attack a unit in the hex above Amoy, but the were repulsed.

2 days of deliberate attacks pushed out the defenders of Lang son (On the Indochina-ROC border) out on the 30th. The single Mixed brigade had forts and terrain, but the Chinese units had a 10-to-1 AV advantage.

Misc:
Submarine Gar fired a dud at RO-68 near Truk.

Some French bases in the Indochinese interior were captured.

The defenders of Davao are heading to Cagayan unmolested.

Chinese units are starting to reach the Burma rails.

A whole lot of AKs arrived in off-map hexes.

Intel shows:

31st Draft A Inf Regiment is planning for an attack on Voroshilov [Amur P].

21st Draft B Division is planning for an attack on Port Moresby.

21st FG InMxd Dr B Brigade is planning for an attack on Tarakan [Oil/Bor].






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RE: 28-31 - 7/9/2017 1:40:36 AM   
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Good victory in China. It seems your opponent likes to needle you ans since he gets the combat replay first he might be the bearer of bad news. You might be able to use some deception, Sara might be on his sunk list so you can play along and maybe he will think it really did sink and scratch if off and he might split the KB assuming it is gone and leaving you only 1-2 carriers. He might get cocky thinking it is gone and under support phase one Japanese operations, giving you a chance to ambush them.

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1-5 of January - 7/14/2017 12:02:23 AM   
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Many an extenuating circumstance has prevented me from writing this update.
Singapore:
It's been bombed by single-engine planes at 5000 feet. Flak damages them frequently, but not enough to halt the attacks. The Japanese troops in Singapore launched a deliberate attack that cost 2000 men on the 2nd, but they've bombarded on the other days.
2 Thai resistance units recaptured Alor star while Japanese troops entered Georgetown.
NEI:
They captured Praboemoelih and Manado on the 1st.

Indochina:
Ki-43's and Ki-27's have been bombing my army in Lang son at 5000 feet to no effect.
China:
With the fall of Hong Kong, Japanese units are on the move in the Guangdong area. Two battalions successively shock attacked into Foshan and took heavy losses. I already had units moving there.
The Swatow invasion force is retreating as a large IJA force enters Shan wei.
The Flying tigers swept Canton and Macao, shooting down at least 12 Nates over the course of 4 days.
Artillery has arrived in Hsin Hsiang and Nanyang. While there are still just 4 Enemy units in Hsin Hsiang, the map and unit counts confirmed that one of the units in the base of Kyuko moved south into Nanyang, which will make the task of the four units I sent there easier.
On the 4th, an army regiment shock attacked over the river to Sinn Seinn, lost 2000 men out of 3000, and retreated.
3 units are 1 hex out from Chu Hsien.
Philippines:
Lots of bombardments from outnumbered Japanese armies in Clark and Manila.
Off in Mindanao, there are some units from the smaller islands that I've been able to move island to island over to Cagayan.
USSR:
3rd of Arty Group Field Artillery Regiment is planning for an attack on Voroshilov [Amur P].

8th Div Mixed Mountain Gun Regiment is planning for an attack on Voroshilov [Amur P].

A new theater has opened:
So on the 4th I got this message:
28th Shipping Engineer Regiment is loaded on CS Kimikawa Maru moving to Kiska Island [AK].
And a day later came this:
Amphibious Assault at Kiska Island [AK] (157,51)

TF 9 troops unloading over beach at Kiska Island [AK], 157,51

8 Naval Support Sect troops accidentally lost during unload of 28th Shipping Engr Rgt /2
10 Support Section troops lost overboard during unload of JNAF 5th AF Unit /2

Looks like the Aleutians are going to be a semi-important theater. Good thing I already evacuated the Kiska weather station!
(1 Support section and one A/C observer unit)
Silent service:
From the last turn:
Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,72

Japanese Ships
PB Seikai Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AKL Yamura Maru
AKL Chojun Maru
xAKL Gyokurei Maru
xAKL Suez Maru
xAKL Koyu Maru
E Shirataka

Allied Ships
SS S-39

I heard the sinking sound and the PB is on the sunk list, so that's somewhat pleasing.

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Belated strike. - 7/17/2017 1:33:26 AM   
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"Major, I'm going to defer my judgment to yours, because we are unequivocally doomed right about now."
Colonel Wisneski knew a thing or two about subtlety. It had to be the day that his Anti-air battalion was fully properly dug in that the Japanese chose to launch the feared attack. A few days of silence in the air had been the closest thing to a warning they'd gotten, then a deceptively small fleet had snuck through the storms and was now turning their meticulous defense plans upside down.
All because of those destroyers, Major Devereux brooded as another shell cratered the airfield. Less than a half dozen were screening the invasion, but they seemed to be the best the Japanese had. It was a good thing the escorts for their own transport fleet hadn't chosen to turn around and rush to their aid. Compared to the Japanese ships with their 3 large turrets plainly visible from thousands of yards away, the 4-stackers looked almost like fast transport ships.
The 6-inch guns he had positioned around the island attempted to hit the destroyers, but they dodged with ease, not even trying to exchange fire with the guns. Instead, they pummeled the airfield, with had the side effect of hitting the poorly sheltered airfield maintenance personnel and civilian contractors that had been caught doing their daily routines. Devereux hoped it was just bad timing.
Still, an invasion fleet has to reach an island to take it, and the defensive gunners started to unknowingly place shots closer to their targets. Devereux counted one good hit each on two destroyers, but neither looked to be visibly damaged by the strikes. This paucity of success distracted the gunners from the smaller landing boats, and soon reports from the outer islets indicated the Japanese were swarming over the marine defense positions.
For the rest of the day, he directed the marines and armed workers in a desperate delaying action as the main Japanese invasion fleet began unloading troops in earnest. By nightfall the situation had grown simultaneously desperate but secure. At least 300 casualties were reported when the front line finally stabilized. Japanese forced had been about the same, but they were no secure on the island, and the Americans had little in the way of defense positions to hide behind. The battle of Wake Island had begun with a shock, but it would end on the marine's terms.

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Week in review: 6th-12th. - 7/18/2017 5:18:04 PM   
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Malaya:
Singapore is bombarded ineffectually each day, excluding another 1 to 6 attack on the 7th.
2 Japanese engineer units attacked Alor Star on the 12th. The Thai units retreated into a hex near Patani. I'll try to move them towards a seemingly unoccupied dot hex nearby. There's a Japanese force in Kuantan that hasn't attacked yet.
China:
My armies keep getting harassed by bombers. One thing I've noted: Bristolduke is using G4m and G3m bombers from Tawain to attack my army in Foochow, when he really should be trying to bomb the Philippines, as you shall soon see.
I mentioned before that a Chinese partisan unit was in the Hex between Shanghai and Hangchow. They were eliminated on the 7th, but the entire 21st Division was diverted to take them out.
On the same day a Japanese army shock attacked over the river to one of the rough hexes leading to a roadway that eventually curves south into Sian. I'd seen the AI do this and moved several PLA and ROC units into the hex:


Ground combat at 89,39 (near Feng Yang [Yel Rvr])

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 17774 troops, 185 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 664

Defending force 28143 troops, 101 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 920

Japanese adjusted assault: 162

Allied adjusted defense: 1023

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 6

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

Japanese ground losses:
4072 casualties reported
Squads: 123 destroyed, 242 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 87 (13 destroyed, 74 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1447 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
6th China Pack C Brigade
7th China Pack C Brigade
8th Ind Mixed Pk B Brigade
JAAF 9th AF Co

Defending units:
NRA 23rd Lt Cps Division
PLA 129th Division
NRA 19th Corps
PLA 115th Division
Warlord 4th Cav Cps Division

Shan wei (East of Hong Kong on the map and held by a static warlord unit) was captured on the 6th.

3 Chinese units drove the 2 Japanese battalions and RGC unit that snuck into Fochan out and inflicted 3500 losses.

Down in Swatow, I ordered the units that were trying to take the base away. They were attacked multiple times, but I had them in combat mode so they were not forced to retreat.

Reinforcements are heading into Paotow.

Chu Hsien is under siege, but there are level two forts in place and 3 of the 4 enemy units are RGC. Their first attacked cost them 10 to 1 losses.

Up in Hsin Hsiang, 4 Japanese units had moved into the hex, but I was able to rail in reinforcements and artillery. When I had about 3300 AV and could inflict losses on the Japanese with bombardments, I attacked:


Ground combat at Hsin Hsiang [CChna] (88,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 115641 troops, 660 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 3645

Defending force 26704 troops, 294 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 916

Allied adjusted assault: 1539

Japanese adjusted defense: 563

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4582 casualties reported
Squads: 223 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 321 destroyed, 99 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 65 (29 destroyed, 36 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (6 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Allied ground losses:
2976 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 280 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
NRA 93rd Corps
NRA 14th US OB Corps
NRA 68th Corps
ROC 36th Corps
NRA 201st Division
NRA 57th Corps
NRA 96th Corps
NRA 98th Corps
NRA 61st Corps
NRA 80th Corps
NRA 3rd Provisional Corps
NRA Second Ind Field Artillery Regiment
NRA 1st Artillery Brigade
NRA 57th Ind AT Gun Regiment
7th Army Group
NRA 10th Ind Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
35th Draft B Division
NCPC 101st Route Brigade
3rd China InMxd B Brigade
RGC 15th Temp Division

Down in Ichang, the enemy units are completely surrounded but behind level 4 forts. This will take a while.

At Kyuko, my suspicions were correct: the division there moved down into Chu hsien, leaving the Naval guard unit to face 1350 AV of Chinese. I sent three of the four units involved in the attack to Chu Hsien, but they shock attacked over the river and suffered 195 disabled squads. I thought I had enough AV to avoid that!

After capturing Lang son, the Chinese units threw the damaged Mixed brigade that had retreated into Hanoi. Reinforcements will be on the way soon. I might even move the French unit that's one hex north into position to support. They've got around 70 EXP with a leader in the 70s range.
Another odd addition courtesy of the RHS mod popped up in Fochan on the day of the attack. A battalion sized unit called the "ROC Kowloon brigade" arrived. It has around 27 Chinese infantry squads and 2 dozen "UK boys AT rifle" teams or something like that. Not sure how to use this unit.
There are Japanese units moving into Sinn seinn form the south.
Philippines:
Nothing happening in the air.
One thing of interest in Manila. The Japanese were at a 10-1 disadvantage in AV, so I tried a deliberate attack on the 10th:

Ground combat at Manila [Luzon] (79,77)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28551 troops, 317 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 1151

Defending force 6560 troops, 97 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Allied adjusted assault: 498

Japanese adjusted defense: 95

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1654 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 85 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 29 (6 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (5 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
PA 11th Infantry Division
PA 51st Infantry Division
USAAF Manila Base Force
PS 26th Cavalry Regiment
PA 1st Infantry Division
USN Cavite Base Force
PA 41st Infantry Division
PA 91st Infantry Division
PAF Aviation
PA Provisional Grp Regiment
PA 2nd Constabulary Division
II Philippine Corps Corps
USMC 1st AA Battalion
PA 301st Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
Miura Det Battalion
16th Recon Regiment
Kure 1st SNLF
Wake Island:
I had no warning this would happen. One day my AA unit is unloaded, and the next destroyers are bombing the base. One thing of note was that the 3-inch AA guns took part in firing on the transports. They missed, but it's nice to know they can serve more than one purpose.

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3374 troops, 131 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Defending force 2112 troops, 85 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Japanese adjusted assault: 42

Allied adjusted defense: 20

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
301 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
84th/II Naval Guard Unit
84th/III Naval Guard Unit
84th/I Naval Guard Unit
JNAF 33rd AF Unit

Defending units:
USN Wake CPNAB (+)
USMC 1st Defense Battalion
78th Coast AA Regiment


Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3124 troops, 130 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 1910 troops, 86 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 24

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (5 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
84th/III Naval Guard Unit
84th/I Naval Guard Unit
JNAF 33rd AF Unit
84th/II Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
USN Wake CPNAB (+)
USMC 1st Defense Battalion
78th Coast AA Regiment

AA guns provide some bonus to enemy squads destroyed despite having no AV, right? Does not being attacked by air help?

The marine CD guns hit 2 destroyers once and 3 transports a few times.

Rabaul:
The base force is being pursued as usual.
Subs:
I lost a transport carrying an NZ recon plane in the Torres strait and those two ARDs from Singapore to subs.

USSR:
A few units were planning to attack, but I haven't seen any divisions on the intel reports. Could indicate it's a diversion. Or it could be luck.

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13-14 - 7/20/2017 12:49:24 AM   
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Singapore:
More bombardments, and the twin-engine bombers are back.
China:
Another big attack in the hex near Feng Yang:

Ground combat at 89,39 (near Feng Yang [Yel Rvr])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14951 troops, 162 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 401

Defending force 39264 troops, 138 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 1285

Japanese adjusted assault: 236

Allied adjusted defense: 979

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
1692 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th China Pack C Brigade
7th China Pack C Brigade
8th Ind Mixed Pk B Brigade
JAAF 9th AF Co

Defending units:
PLA 115th Division
PLA 129th Division
NRA 16th Corps
NRA 23rd Lt Cps Division
NRA 19th Corps
Warlord 4th Cav Cps Division


Luzon:
One final exodus of ships from Manila started on the 13th.

Wake island:
The 13th:


Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3268 troops, 133 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Defending force 1721 troops, 81 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 28

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

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
84th/III Naval Guard Unit
84th/II Naval Guard Unit
84th/I Naval Guard Unit
JNAF 33rd AF Unit

Defending units:
USN Wake CPNAB (+)
USMC 1st Defense Battalion
78th Coast AA Regiment

USSR:
27th "Electric" Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Voroshilov [Amur P].

A whole lot of units arrived the past two days. There were Submarines (Hooray), About 6 Australian transport squadrons, transports, PA units, a Dutch DD, and a British Cruisers. Meanwhile, Yorktown is 4 hexes from San Francisco and a big DD task force and San Diego are heading there too.

Misc:
An example of why monitoring upgrades is important: I had a B-18 unit from Luzon in Chittagong, then today I checked the base and saw a DB wing. They upgraded to A-24's while I wasn't paying attention. If there's an invasion of Aykab, they'll be helpful.



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Update - 7/20/2017 4:04:48 PM   
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So, BristolDuke sent me the turn today as usual, but he's explained to me a lot of the annoying aspects facing the Japanese player in this mod.
The biggest problem: he had a reinforcement TF sent to Mersing, but it somehow re-routed to Singapore and most of the transports were hit by CD guns at night. Most of them only have 1 hit, but I heard the sinking sound effect in the replay, and 243 casualities were reported, so this is a serious goof-up on the part of the AI. The TF isn't in the hex, so I'm guessing it retreated in the daytime move phase. He said he is willing to continue the game, but it's not going to be competitive while certain things get worked out. Not that this is a problem, because I've been content to "Sir Robin" out of many areas.
I'm trying to build up a Fortress Burma in the meantime.
Another thing: we both seem to have overestimated each other in China. He mentioned he's going to have to reorganize the garrisons in China to face my "doom stacks", but those represent a pretty major commitment of my forces and they get tripped up by forts and terrain pretty easily. My big rush to the coastal hexes will only 2 of the 4 bases I was trying to capture if I'm lucky. He still has the majority of the Kwangtung army to bear, but it seems he may have accidentally let slip that all the preparation to attack the USSR isn't just fake. He also mentioned that RHS doesn't have a full manual for these things. Now, the mod comes with a "documentation" folder, but I still had to figure most of the stuff out myself. We'll see what's next.
I suppose hitting Saratoga with a torpedo was a bigger morale booster than I thought.

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16-17 - 7/22/2017 8:43:45 PM   
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Singapore:
There were bombing attacks on my unoccupied. The industry would be a better target, we haven't outlawed strategic bombing.
I heard another 2 sinking sounds, but no new ships on the sunk list.
China:
Today was a great aerial victory. I saw that a lot of bombers were being sent to Fochan at 5000 feet on the 16th, so I set the AVG to sweep at 5000 feet, and they caught not just an attack on Fochan, but a high-level attack on Wuchow. This, combined with an attack on Heng Chow (Where the ROC fighters are grouped) led to 22 Idas and 10 Sonias perishing.
Silent service:
Spearfish fired 4 torpedoes at Nagato near Sasebo, but missed. She was in a convoy with a whole lot of Marus.
At Saipan, Cachalot fired at a Medium rare-cooked Shiratsuyu.
Wake:
Another attack on thr 16th:


Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3240 troops, 134 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Defending force 1666 troops, 81 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 21

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

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

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

Allied ground losses:
175 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
84th/I Naval Guard Unit
84th/II Naval Guard Unit
84th/III Naval Guard Unit
JNAF 33rd AF Unit

Defending units:
USN Wake CPNAB (+)
USMC 1st Defense Battalion
78th Coast AA Regiment

New toys:
CV Indomitable, a Greek Destroyer minelayer, and some American planes in Australia arrived on the 16th. Unit withdrawals have been turned off, so while I can get more use out of the British carrier, I'm not sure what that would be in the first place. 37 planes out of 48 slots on a carrier with the main naval fighter being a 2-seater? Yech. Maybe when more of the ladies arrive.
On the 17th, 4 boring xAKs and a YP arrived on the west coast and off-map bases around that area.
The No.488 NZRAF squad converted to Hurricane TropII under my nose alongside a 3-plane Dutch unit that converted to a USA B-25d squad and not the MLD. It's also showing the rest of the USA B-25 tree. There's another MLD Buffalo unit that has the RAF Buffalo as its default upgrade too. Interesting. Also, there's a half dozen French P47s and P-51s in their pool.

BY THE WAY:
We had a brief exchange of PMs and I learned this:
quote:

I have made no moves in Manchuria or plans to attack Russia.

Then curiosity led me to check the Japanese settings in Scenario 123. Those units are planning to attack the USSR by default.

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18,19. - 7/29/2017 12:16:11 AM   
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Singapore:
There's a new pattern for Singapore: 1 sweep by 44 Nates, 1 sweep by 4 Nates, and then a raid of Nells from Borneo that doesn't do much. Nothing else.
Burma: Tavoy was captured on the 18th, and a base hex near Ye was occupied on the 19th. Three Japanese battalions tried to attack the province of Prachuap, where the Free Thai units were reinforced by a Burmese battalion, but they've not succeeded. Another Japanese army is in Surat, where 2 different Thai remnant stacks mustered behind newly-built level one forts.
NEI:
There are some sporadic convoys to Australia and NZ. The Japanese have 2 battalions in Pontianak, but their fatigue is bad enough that the Dutch and Indian units there are still fighting.
Luzon:
Forts in Clark went to 4 on the 19th. Quezon was snagged on the 18th.
China:
The Japanese are fighting hard for Chu Hsien. 2 attacks where they had the AV advantage but lost more men.
I'm getting my big army out of Nanchang. We have 100000 men next to 30000 Japanese, but not enough supplies for a prolonged attack with hostiles on the way. I will try to hold Kyuko and its Swamps.
For some reason Bristolduke is sending B5m Mabels on strafing attacks in Chu hsien. 2 have been shot down by Flak so far.
Intel:
We got a whole mess of intel reports about which units are where. Not that it helps much. IJN Maloelap Base force is at Maloelap, etc.
New toys and preparations:
4th MDF battalion is unloading at Luganville alongside the Tulagi base force. A Kiwi engineer unit will join them. When the big Destroyer TF from the East coast arrives I will see about organizing more convoys of Base forces to Australia.
The last component of the 6th Aussie division arrived in Aden. Soon they'll head to Burma.
3 Beautiful sisters arrived in Panama on the 19th:
BB Idaho arrives at Balboa/Panama City

BB New Mexico arrives at Balboa/Panama City

BB Mississippi arrives at Balboa/Panama City
Not sure what to do with them. Meanwhile, Warspite left the docks on the 18th.


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20th, 21st. - 7/29/2017 7:02:22 PM   
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Singapore:
2 Annes came in on the 20th, one was shot down. The usual pattern resumed on the 21st. An RAF HQ arrived in Singapore on the 20h. Not much help since it has no AV. Then on the 21st ca,e the 243 RAF squadron with 24 Hurricane II's and 14 in squad reserves. Since I don't care to see them get nibbled away by 48 Nates, I sent the extra planes to the general reserve and withdrew the squad.

NEI/ Sir Robin:
Washboard (Ryuujo) TF caught up with the tail end of my 3 or 4 AKL task forces fleeing from Manila at the entrance of the Makassar strait. Armed with bombs came 18 Kates that sank 2 AKLs on the 20th and 2 clipper APcs on the 21st. Meanwhile, 2 other ships collided, one has around 28 float damage, but the TF made good time to Sorebaja.
Pontaniak was captured with 10 Japanese losses on the 20th

China:
On the 21st, this happened:

Afternoon Air attack on 12th Army Force, at 76,57 (Wuchow [P River])

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida COOP x 10
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 5

Allied aircraft
CAF H81-A3 Tomahawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida COOP: 4 destroyed
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
AVG 1 Adam & Eves with CAF H81-A3 Tomahawk (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

9 Idas and 6 Sonias were lost or vice versa.

I tried to attack Hsin Yang and Paotow, the latter might fall within the week.

Siam:
There has been a lot of fighting for Prachuap:


Ground combat at Prachuap Khiri Khan (54,64)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3517 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Defending force 1562 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Japanese adjusted assault: 75

Allied adjusted defense: 63

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
RTAF 5th EAB
2nd Burma Rifles Battalion
Yuwachon Admy 56 TU
Prachup Prov Police


Ground combat at Prachuap Khiri Khan (54,64)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3446 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 1448 troops, 6 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese adjusted assault: 60

Allied adjusted defense: 35

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
III./124th Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Burma Rifles Battalion
RTAF 5th EAB
Yuwachon Admy 56 TU
Prachup Prov Police

Subs:
S-18 fired a dud at Nagato, who was still part of that big AK TF near Takao. They were heading southwest, so I re-routed a half dozen submarines milling around out there
The next day, Salmon attacked one of the transports, but missed.
Near newly-captured Gorontalo, KXVI found this task force:

Sub attack near Gorontalo [Corn] at 72,96

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio
CA Suzuya
CS Chitose
CS Mizuho
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

New units:
DD Morris arrived in Panama on the 21st and a lot of support units arrived in the East coast.

Misc:
AK City of Exter arrived in Pearl Harbor with 10 SYS damage from a 30KG bomb. Probably an aggressively scouting Glen.



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22-26 - 8/1/2017 4:29:48 PM   
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Here's the big events for the past few days:
JAN 22:

Ground combat at Surat Thani Prov (51,68)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8358 troops, 171 guns, 122 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

Defending force 2938 troops, 28 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 220

Allied adjusted defense: 81

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Surat Thani Prov !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
146 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2770 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 290 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 41 (41 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (22 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 7

Assaulting units:
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
15th Assault Engineer Regiment
55th Pack A Inf Regiment
RTMC 3rd "Malayu" Regiment
3rd "Mixed Gun" Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
32nd Draft Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
RTA 6th DHQ+39th Battalion
RTA 6th Div/38th Battalion
RTA 6th Div/40th Battalion
RAF 108th Base Force
Sisophon Admy 52 TU
RTA 6th Div/15th Field Artillery Battalion
Surat Prov Police


Ground combat at Prachuap Khiri Khan (54,64)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3367 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Defending force 1341 troops, 6 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Japanese adjusted assault: 49

Allied adjusted defense: 15

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Prachuap Khiri Khan !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
856 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 76 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
III./124th Infantry Battalion
II./124th Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Burma Rifles Battalion
RTAF 5th EAB
Yuwachon Admy 56 TU
Prachup Prov Police


Ground combat at Chu Hsien [E China] (88,56)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37533 troops, 429 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 1032

Defending force 16717 troops, 81 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 353

Japanese adjusted assault: 519

Allied adjusted defense: 862

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
497 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
RGC 25th Temp Division
RGC 4th Route "Rgt" Battalion
22nd Pack B Plains Division
RGC 24th Temp Division
21st Draft B Division

Defending units:
Warlord 28th "Cps" Division
NRA 48 Grilla Rgt Battalion
NRA 3rd War Area
10th Army Group

Submarine attack near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,81

Japanese Ships
xAK Kusuyama Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS RNN KXII

xAK Kusuyama Maru is sighted by SS RNN KXII
SS RNN KXII launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Kusuyama Maru

JAN 23:

ASW attack near Rabaul [Nw Brit] at 106,125

Japanese Ships
AO Toho Maru
AO Kokuyo Maru
DD Ushio
DD Sazanami

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 2

Ground combat at Fo Kang [S China] (78,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25875 troops, 138 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 806

Defending force 3754 troops, 34 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Allied adjusted assault: 546

Japanese adjusted defense: 26

Allied assault odds: 21 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1570 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
431 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
NRA Pol Sect
NRA 63rd Corps
ROC 35th Heavy Corps
NRA 49th New Lt Division

Defending units:
1st Ind Pk B InfGrp

JAN 24:

Sub attack near San Francisco [CA] at 215,69

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
YP-283, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
YP-279

SS I-3 launches 4 torpedoes at YP-283
I-3 diving deep ....
Escort abandons search for sub

YP-283 sank.

Ground combat at Huo Hsiang [NEChna] (88,41)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32210 troops, 411 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 1079

Defending force 41366 troops, 266 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 1227

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 385

Allied adjusted defense: 1333

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1433 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 151 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled

Allied ground losses:
768 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
41st Pack B Division
37th Draft B Division
4th China Pack C Brigade
6th Draft "15cm" Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
ROC 33rd Corps
ROC 34th Corps
NRA 3rd Corps
NRA 68th Corps
4th Army Group
NRA 1st Artillery Brigade
NRA 20th Artillery Brigade

Ground combat at Yala Prov [S Thai] (51,74)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4894 troops, 62 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 192

Defending force 443 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 176

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
655 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
113th Draft B Inf Regiment
JAAF 5th Field AF Construction Battalion
JAAF 21st AF Bn

Defending units:
RTA 6th Div/42nd Battalion
Pattani Prov Police

Ground combat at Paotow [Inner Mon] (92,34)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34617 troops, 207 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 963

Defending force 9044 troops, 130 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Allied adjusted assault: 547

Japanese adjusted defense: 625

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
959 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
NRA 11th Corps
NRA 34th Separate Brigade
NRA 81st Corps
Warlord 2nd Cav Cps Division
Muslim 5th Cav Cps Division
17th Army Group

Defending units:
4th Cavalry Brigade
1st Cavalry Brigade
NCPC 3rd Cadet Battalion

JAN 25:

Ground combat at Hohhot [Yellow R] (92,35)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2396 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 4298 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 55

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
NCPC 1st Cadet Battalion
NCPC 2nd Cadet Battalion

Defending units:
NRA 5th New Lt Cps Division

Ground combat at 83,60 (near Amoy [Formosa Strt])

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26366 troops, 91 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 895

Defending force 3822 troops, 82 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Allied adjusted assault: 567

Japanese adjusted defense: 151

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1047 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 38 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (8 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
NRA 60th Corps
NRA 207th Division
NRA 51st Grlla Rgt Battalion
NRA 4th Grilla"Rgt" Battalion
NRA 208th Division
NRA 7th War Area

Defending units:
102nd Draft B Inf Regimental Combat Team

JAN 26:

Submarine attack near Monterey [CA] at 219,74

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
xAK Sage Brush, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAK Sage Brush is sighted by SS I-3
SS I-3 launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Monterey [CA] at 218,72

Japanese Ships
SS I-3

Allied Ships
xAK Sage Brush, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Sage Brush is sighted by SS I-3
SS I-3 launches 4 torpedoes

Ground combat at Sinn Sien [NEChina] (92,38)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1021 troops, 6 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 307

Defending force 34224 troops, 158 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 1055

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 2086

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
358 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (2 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Mtn IndMxd Pk B Brigade
5th Armored Car Co
26th Division Recon Regiment

Defending units:
NRA 69th Lt "Corps" Division
PLA 4th New Fld Amy Corps
NRA 77th Corps
13th Army Group (-)
NRA Hopei War Area

MISC:
The San Diego and destroyer TF arrived at San Francisco on the 25th.
The first Oil convoy for New Zealand arrived in Auckland on the 26th.
2 Chinese divs and an Artillery unit are heading for Nanping (Newly added base 2 hexes from Chu Hsien), because it is an Urban-light hex with Level 2 forts.
A PBY spotted Flat flattop (Ryuujo) TF between Manado and Ternate.




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Combat reporter isn't working right for turns after mid January, so bear with me.
Singapore:
The big convoy that was rerouted to Singapore is reported as unloading at Mersing. At Singapore itself, the Japanese renewed attacks on the 28th:

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33574 troops, 481 guns, 480 vehicles, Assault Value = 1160

Defending force 48161 troops, 574 guns, 774 vehicles, Assault Value = 1083

Japanese adjusted assault: 1016

Allied adjusted defense: 3453

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3091 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 280 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 41 (3 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
279 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Vehicles lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
Sasebo 8th SNLF
148th Draft B Inf Regiment
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
56th Division Recon Regiment
41st Draft B Inf Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Battalion
11th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
12th (18 Div) Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
25th Army
18th Division (-) Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
IA 11th Division
NZ 24th Pioneer Coy
IA 3rd Cavalry Regiment
CW Malay 1st Battalion
IA 2/17 Dogra Battalion
BA 2nd Gordons Battalion
RAF 113th Light Base Force
BA 2nd Loyal Battalion
CW Singapore Fortress
CW SSVF Brigade
CW Malayan Air Wing
BA 1st Manchester Battalion
CW Singapore Base Force
CW Malay 2nd Battalion
AIF 22nd Brigade
AIF 27th Brigade
IA 12th Brigade
RAF Far East Cmd
BA 3rd Heavy AA Regiment
CW 2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
IA III Corps
RAF 224 Group
IA 22nd Mountain Gun Regiment
BA 80th (-) AT Gun Regiment
IA 1st Heavy AA Regiment
RN Eastern Fleet
RAF 226 Group
BA Malaya Army
ABDA
BA 5th Field Regiment

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 220 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 886

Defending force 47769 troops, 574 guns, 775 vehicles, Assault Value = 1026

Assaulting units:
148th Draft B Inf Regiment
41st Draft B Inf Regiment
56th Division Recon Regiment
12th (18 Div) Engineer Regiment
11th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
Imperial Guards Division
1st Tank "Rgt" Battalion
Sasebo 8th SNLF
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
25th Army
18th Division (-) Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
AIF 27th Brigade
CW Singapore Base Force
IA 2/17 Dogra Battalion
BA 1st Manchester Battalion
IA 11th Division
NZ 24th Pioneer Coy
AIF 22nd Brigade
CW SSVF Brigade
CW Singapore Fortress
CW Malay 2nd Battalion
CW Malayan Air Wing
CW Malay 1st Battalion
BA 2nd Loyal Battalion
IA 3rd Cavalry Regiment
RAF 113th Light Base Force
BA 2nd Gordons Battalion
IA 12th Brigade
CW 2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
IA 1st Heavy AA Regiment
RAF 224 Group
RN Eastern Fleet
IA III Corps
BA 3rd Heavy AA Regiment
ABDA
RAF 226 Group
BA 80th (-) AT Gun Regiment
RAF Far East Cmd
BA Malaya Army
IA 22nd Mountain Gun Regiment
BA 5th Field Regiment

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31593 troops, 478 guns, 478 vehicles, Assault Value = 918

Defending force 47889 troops, 574 guns, 776 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 747

Allied adjusted defense: 7285

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1814 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 44 (17 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 72 (9 destroyed, 63 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
311 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled

Assaulting units:
56th Division Recon Regiment
11th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
41st Draft B Inf Regiment
148th Draft B Inf Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
12th (18 Div) Engineer Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Battalion
Sasebo 8th SNLF
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
25th Army
18th Division (-) Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
CW Singapore Base Force
NZ 24th Pioneer Coy
IA 2/17 Dogra Battalion
BA 2nd Loyal Battalion
IA 3rd Cavalry Regiment
CW Malay 2nd Battalion
IA 11th Division
AIF 27th Brigade
RAF 113th Light Base Force
BA 1st Manchester Battalion
CW Singapore Fortress
BA 2nd Gordons Battalion
AIF 22nd Brigade
CW Malayan Air Wing
CW Malay 1st Battalion
CW SSVF Brigade
IA 12th Brigade
RAF 224 Group
IA III Corps
ABDA
CW 2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
BA Malaya Army
RAF 226 Group
BA 3rd Heavy AA Regiment
IA 1st Heavy AA Regiment
RN Eastern Fleet
BA 80th (-) AT Gun Regiment
RAF Far East Cmd
IA 22nd Mountain Gun Regiment
BA 5th Field Regiment

Burma:
The Japanese entered Moulmein on the 30th and captured Ye on the 28th.

China:
After 2 days of sustained Deliberate attacks on the 27th-28th, Chinese units captured Paotow!.

Ground combat at Paotow [Inner Mon] (92,34)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34335 troops, 207 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 941

Defending force 8774 troops, 130 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 208

Allied adjusted assault: 800

Japanese adjusted defense: 427

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
513 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
NRA 34th Separate Brigade
Warlord 2nd Cav Cps Division
NRA 81st Corps
NRA 11th Corps
Muslim 5th Cav Cps Division
17th Army Group

Defending units:
1st Cavalry Brigade
4th Cavalry Brigade
NCPC 3rd Cadet Battalion

Ground combat at Paotow [Inner Mon] (92,34)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34112 troops, 207 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 920

Defending force 8319 troops, 129 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Allied adjusted assault: 596

Japanese adjusted defense: 225

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Paotow [Inner Mon] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2527 casualties reported
Squads: 69 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 184 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 57 (51 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 92 (91 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Warlord 2nd Cav Cps Division
NRA 34th Separate Brigade
NRA 81st Corps
NRA 11th Corps
Muslim 5th Cav Cps Division
17th Army Group

Defending units:
4th Cavalry Brigade
1st Cavalry Brigade
NCPC 3rd Cadet Battalion

While the usual bombings continued, fighting sparked up at Hsin yang on the 27th:

Ground combat at Hsin Yang [MothrRd] (86,48)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 116029 troops, 599 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 3340

Defending force 35400 troops, 396 guns, 216 vehicles, Assault Value = 1081

Allied adjusted assault: 1664

Japanese adjusted defense: 1471

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1004 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 42 (3 destroyed, 39 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4373 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 365 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 97 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled

Assaulting units:
Hunan 41st Fld Amy Corps
NRA 12th Corps
NRA 84th Corps
Hopei 59th Heavy Corps
NRA 29th Corps
Manchu 51st Lt Cps Division
Hunan 41st Fld Amy Corps
Szechn 89th Lt Cps Division
NRA 30th Corps
Muslem 82nd Fld Amy Corps
NRA 92nd Corps
22nd Army Group
NRA 12th Ind Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army Group
NRA 3rd Heavy Mtr Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind Mixed Dr B Brigade
52nd Road Const Co
13th Draft B Mirror Division
58th Pack B Inf Regiment
RGC 12th Temp Division
RGC 18th Temp Division
JAAF 67th AF Co

As well as at Sinn sien through the 28th:

Ground combat at Sinn Sien [NEChina] (92,38)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6725 troops, 135 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 507

Defending force 34189 troops, 158 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 1055

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1315

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 219 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
3424 casualties reported
Squads: 208 destroyed, 70 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 90 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 79 (35 destroyed, 44 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
13th Draft B Inf Regiment
11th Draft B Inf Regiment
9th Mtn IndMxd Pk B Brigade
5th Armored Car Co
26th Division Recon Regiment
11th (26 Div) Mobil Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
NRA 69th Lt "Corps" Division
PLA 4th New Fld Amy Corps
NRA 77th Corps
13th Army Group (-)
NRA Hopei War Area

Ground combat at Sinn Sien [NEChina] (92,38)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 835 troops, 40 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Defending force 34157 troops, 158 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 1051

Assaulting units:
13th Draft B Inf Regiment
11th Draft B Inf Regiment
9th Mtn IndMxd Pk B Brigade
5th Armored Car Co
26th Division Recon Regiment
11th (26 Div) Mobil Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
NRA 69th Lt "Corps" Division
PLA 4th New Fld Amy Corps
NRA 77th Corps
13th Army Group (-)
NRA Hopei War Area

Ground combat at Sinn Sien [NEChina] (92,38)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 840 troops, 40 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 321

Defending force 34157 troops, 158 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 1051

Assaulting units:
11th Draft B Inf Regiment
13th Draft B Inf Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
9th Mtn IndMxd Pk B Brigade
26th Division Recon Regiment
11th (26 Div) Mobil Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
PLA 4th New Fld Amy Corps
NRA 69th Lt "Corps" Division
NRA 77th Corps
13th Army Group (-)
NRA Hopei War Area

NEI:
The Defenders of Pontianak were continuously harassed in a rout towards Ketapang.

Ground combat at 55,91 (near Pontianak [Bor])

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2538 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 483 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 44

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
II./4th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
MLD Sambas Base Force
LVA Pontianak Base Force
RN 106th Base Force

Ground combat at 55,91 (near Pontianak [Bor])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2538 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 35 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 33 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
II./4th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
LVA Pontianak Base Force

New Britain:
The Rabaul base force is also getting pursued.
29-30:

Ground combat at Gasmata [Nw Brit] (103,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4648 troops, 48 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 169

Defending force 535 troops, 10 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 13

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1&3 Cmb SNLF

Defending units:
AUS Rabaul HQ & Det Base Force

Ground combat at Gasmata [Nw Brit] (103,127)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4641 troops, 48 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 168

Defending force 527 troops, 10 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 129

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Gasmata [Nw Brit] !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1&3 Cmb SNLF

Defending units:
AUS Rabaul HQ & Det Base Force

Philippines:
Reinforcements are moving into Clark field from Lingayen. Butuan (east of Cagayan) fell on the 27th.

Misc:
I figured out how to use the "request veteran" button to pull pilots of any XP level to a group.
Oil/fuel convoys are heading from Java and Abadan to supply Australasia and India respectively. I'm going to lose Java anyway, might as well put those resources to use.


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Silent service: the S-39's high time - 8/11/2017 10:28:26 PM   
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Pre-dawn hours of February 3rd, 1942:
"Sir, you need to take a look at this."
Lieutenant commander Coe sighed. In the cramped conditions of the S-39, the last thing he wanted was vagueness.
"Spit it out, man." He groaned to the petty officer peering through the periscope. They'd spent the past few days patrolling off Mersing in the vain attempt to catch the phantom second wave of Japanese transports that were heading there. It had all started in Mid-January when the Submarine Spearfish sighted a Japanese battleship near Sasebo that was part of a large transport convoy. The confused USFFE command had attempted to string together an net of subs to intercept the tantalizing fleet. Battleships were big enough targets when not slowing down to keep pace with transports. As mid-January stretched into the final 3rd of the month, the end result of the allied sub net was a Dud hit on the battleship from the oldest Submarine in the Asiatic fleet.
For their part, the men of S-39 had made a satisfactory impact on the war. The day after the dastardly Japanese bombing of Manila, S-39, which had already been out on patrol, headed off to Legaspi and hit a Japanese transport with two torpedoes. The following day their commander (A man named Easton, serving as CO of the one-ship "task force") had ordered the Sub to surface and shell a light cargo ship. The crew was not especially well trained in deck gun usage, and despite setting the ship on fire the commander ordered the attack to be broken off while they still had some ammo.
Not content with merely damaging a small transport, he managed to find a larger vessel and score 3 torpedo hits on it, giving the crew the kill they had wanted.
From there S-39 had retired to Manila and Coe was placed in full command of the sub.
Their 2nd war patrol took S-39 to the coast of Indochina. There the old sub scored another notch, destroying a converted patrol boat with one torpedo hit, but also exhausting most of its torpedoes along the way. Now they were patrolling a small box near Mersing, and it seemed something had wandered into their path.
Coe stepped up to the periscope to find out just what he had to see for himself. The moonlight this night was perfect, the way every Sub skipper dreams of (especially those without radar). The moment he spotted the target, he licked his lips.
Prancing along in front of him among a horde of transports was a Jap battleship. Not just one of their Battlecruisers. In the moonlight, he could clearly make out the silhouette of the unfortunate sea maiden. He'd done his reading, and even with frazzled nerves from lack of sleep and sub life in general, he could tell from the turret layout that it was a battleship. Not one of those six-turret monsters, but still a juicy prize.
Here, at night, moon or not, you might as well stick an apple in her mouth, because dinner's about to get served.
The metaphor was probably far more foolish than it sounded in his mind, but who would question him when he scored a hit?
"Load all tubes...10 degree spacing...fire One! Two! Three! Four!"
He didn't much care if a stray torpedo hit one of the transports. Bagging the Battleship was the foremost concern. Rumors were spreading about the Japanese attack on an equally brazenly unescorted American carrier. The score needed to be evened.
Coe watched with pleasure as a torpedo impacted the Starboard side of the Battleship, just under the bridge. The explosion lit up the night and the ship began to list noticeably.
"Take us down and head along our assigned course north."
For all he knew many of those harmless-looking transport ships were actually converted patrol boats, and there was no need to get greedy. The American subs found themselves in a sort of friendly competition with their Dutch allies, who were not plagued by shoddy torpedoes. Coe doubted they'd come near to topping this achievement anytime soon.




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Can you give us a rundown of your economy situation?

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Yaab

Can you give us a rundown of your economy situation?

I'll try to break it down:
The West coast is flooded with materials, but LA has some damaged industry and resources that will be left unrepaired because the total cost would be something like 300000 supplies.
Canada is well stocked (hundreds of thousands) in Vancouver. Not so much everywhere else.
Alaskan bases of Kodiak and Dutch harbor have only 3000 supplies. but I can't resupply them until spring. Seward and Anchorage have plenty of supplies and resources but only 6000 fuel combined.
Pearl harbor is well stocked with everything, minus no oil and just 8000 resources.
Australia is a mess. Darwin is currently the only base with more than 1000 fuel and oil. The other major bases have at The major bases have over 10000 resources, though.
Java is well stocked, so much so that I'm making small-scale efforts to move valuable materials to Australasia and India.
Sumatra is abandoned.
There's some smaller bases in Ambon and Borneo with enough supplies to withstand a siege.
In Luzon there are 14000 supplies in Manila, 35000 in Clark, and 4500 in Bataan.
India is short on oil in the major coastal bases but there's plenty of supplies and resources. I'm moving TK convoys of fuel and oil to the main ports on both coasts from Abadan.
Cape Town needs Fuel and oil.
The "Western Europe" (UK) base needs Resources and oil, just 10000 of each there now.
China has plenty of supply in major bases but only around 5000 others, but they aren't at risk of a siege.

Singapore is down to 50000 supplies.

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A very special update - 8/15/2017 1:48:06 AM   
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Today, I started experimenting with Wikipedia's infobox feature (Something people often use on Alternatehistory.com). Having figured it out easily, I would like to present to you all with an "article" about the most notable event to occur in the past few days. I will continue these if you like. Please note that certain details may be missing, but you can just write that off as a deliberate attempt to simulate typical Wikipedia laziness in this alternate timeline:
Battle of Dipilog- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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February 13: The definition of insanity... - 8/22/2017 12:23:59 AM   
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...Is doing the same thing over and over again with the hopes of attaining a different result. But what if one tries to do the same thing but in greater quantity? and what if the result is mildly different? Still not the ideal result, but certainly different.
As I chronicled in a fake Wikipedia entry in my last post, on February 6th P40's at Cagayan de Oro attempted to interdict Japanese landings at Dipilog. Unfortunately I was unaware that the Escort carrier Taiyou was attached to the task force. The end result was 19 Warhawks getting ambushed by 11 Zeroes, resulting in 4 getting shot down for 2 Zeroes (Though if it is any consolation, another 2 were lost to ops and I received more reports of Zeroes lost to ops for a few days after the battle) and only 5 making it through to attack. Of those five only one dropped its bomb and hit a target. Over the course of the next few days I sent another P40 group through Cagayan to Tarakan and then Koepang. Then on the 13th I saw in the replay that a Japanese invasion fleet was landing two more units at Cotabato. Hoping that this new task force might have a different composition than the last, and believing in the logic of "Just add more", I set the two resting P40E Warhawk groups to Naval attack at 100 feet and set a Catalina to Naval search with an arc centered on the landing site.
Like I said, the end result wasn't the same as the last attack. A strike of 23 Warhwaks flew in at an estimated altitude of 9000 feet through an overcast...and ran into 12 zeroes. Annoyingly, despite the weather and altitude, one of them was destroyed by flak and another damaged, but a replacement flew in. Combat with the zeroes left 3 Warhawks to slip through. They all missed, and combat report showed one of them shot down by flak. The battle summary reported 5 Warhawks destroyed and 1 damaged, another destroyed by flak for two zeroes.
Aircraft lost tells a very different story. There I saw that 7 Warhawks were shot down in combat, 2 from flak and 4 to ops. 4 zeroes were lost in exchange, all from Air combat.
While the first attack was a miracle, with one man wounded, this attack cost 5 Pilots KIA (EDIT: Apparently one of the 6 dead pilots was an OS2U pilot who died in a crash landing!), one wounded, and one missing. The problem is that though I set two groups to attack, only one seemingly sent the majority of planes involved.

The 3rd squadron of the 24th PG did not take part in the raid on Dipilog, but they are quite experienced from past battles. Though many of them are on the top pilots list, only 2 of them are dead and one MIA, and they all had EXP in the high 50's and 60's. One man even became an Ace during the fight.
Intel says the TF has a DD, CA, and a BB, which explains the effectiveness of the flak. I believe El Cid has buffed Japanese AA quite a lot. Anyone have proof/rationality behind this? I'm sure it wasn't as bad as most sources say.
What I don't get is why the planes attacked transports and not these high VP units in the TF. That is normal naval attack procedure, yes?
Another minor success on the 13th: the successful withdrawal of the RAF base force. Those guys have been fighting since the Japanese invaded their base of Miri,then they fell back to Brunei, then Beaufort, then the inland province of Tenom. After getting pushed into a no-name hex south of Tenom, they were 2 hexes movement from Tarakan. Pursued by a Japanese unit, they made the long trek into Tarakan safely. Morale is 15 and EXP 50, but they're quite intact despite all the fighting. Meanwhile, the Japanese pursuers are stuck in a jungle hex with nothing to show for it.

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RE: February 13: The definition of insanity... - 8/22/2017 2:07:40 AM   
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If you're going after the shipping, send those warhawks in at wavetop level. They'll sometimes manage to sneak under high CAP, and they'll also strafe, inflicting damage on lightly armored ships, like transports. Their bombs will also be much more accurate.

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RE: February 13: The definition of insanity... - 8/22/2017 2:31:09 AM   
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If you're going after the shipping, send those warhawks in at wavetop level. They'll sometimes manage to sneak under high CAP, and they'll also strafe, inflicting damage on lightly armored ships, like transports. Their bombs will also be much more accurate.

That's what I'm doing-Naval attack at 100 feet. The trouble seems to be that they fly towards the target at higher levels (The Estimated Altitude value in the combat reports), and thus the Fighters can get at them. I could be wrong though. Also, what does the "Raid spotted at -- NM" message refer to?

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