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RE: Another 5 days. - 9/24/2017 8:51:37 PM   
Yaab


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Nothing vanishes.

The game is capable of moving VAST quantities of res/oil/fuel/supply in ONE turn. The surplus always goes to the biggest port in a given closed economy (think Java). Thus, a starting stockpile of anything can move from i.e Bombay to Trincomalee. Why? In RHS, Ceylon is linked to India by rail via the Adam's Bridge. If Trincomalee's port is bigger than Bombay's, a huge pile (say 800,000 supplies) can be moved in one turn.

You have to check your railroad grid and be aware where your biggest ports are in given economies.

< Message edited by Yaab -- 9/24/2017 8:52:41 PM >

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Zany schemes and zanier screw-ups: The war to April 8th - 10/2/2017 4:52:51 AM   
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Didn't mean for this gap to develop. We haven't been inactive or fallen victim to att.net failing to send messages. In fact, we've been flipping turns with a passion, sometimes 3 a day! I've also spent my time doing the necessary business in college and falling over myself with laughter.
I chose April 8th as the date to slow down and write an update because of an important event: Saratoga finally got her wide aft out of the San Fran repair yards after getting torpedoed by 1-4 on the night of January 28th. No, we have not sacked Captain Ramsay. He's got 64 leadership and inspiration alongside 68 air. It wasn't all his fault anyway. Not the she will be sailing off to fight the Japanese anytime soon-more on that later. Meanwhile, Miss Arizona is 20 days away from being fully repaired. Don't worry Honey, you can be the flagship when we engage the slow-moving Japanese battleship fleet at night in their attempt to attack our major landing site in some unnecessary operation and cross their 'T'. It'll be fun, Ari.
First, Operation Deux-namo (In progress).
The Genesis of this glorious plan has a long and storied history. The enemy has been at the gates in Singapore for a comically long time. Lately they've been trying harder to bash the gates down. After a deliberate attack on the 26th that resulted in a mere 1 to 5 ration of Allied to Japanese losses and actually destroyed on of the defenders, I spent a little more time than normal analyzing the situation and thought "If I could sneak in a transport fleet to Singapore, I could save some units, including the Aussie brigades!" What I'd like to do with them is still a quandary. The Australian pools are a little empty. I'll either rebuild the 8th AUS division and disband one of the lesser Aussie divisions still on the mainland, or disband the brigades. Might as well do the former. a 68 EXP unit is better than a 39 EXP one. But that's for the future.
As part of my plan, I assembled all the transport in Soerbaja with an escort made of Houston, Durban, Marblehead, Boise, 3 American Destroyers, and 3 British destroyers. All the DD's were veterans of Balikpapan, with experience in the 60's.
After 4 days of travel, the fleet arrived in Singapore on the 30th and started loading the 27th AIF brigade. I couldn't convert the units in Singapore to star mode pre-emptively under the circumstances, so it would take 4 days to get them loaded up.
The next day I was surprised to find 4 ML's had spawned in Singapore, so I sent them to attack a convoy at Mersing. The results have to be seen to be believed:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 01, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ranzan Maru
PB Shonon Maru #10
xAKL JMM Barge Group 10
xAKL VF Mekong Barges
xAKL VF Bien Dong 3
xAKL VF Bien Dong 4
xAKL VF Bien Dong 5
xAKL VF Bien Dong 6
xAKL Thai Khon Khen

Allied Ships
ML RN No. 374
ML RN No. 375
ML RN No. 388
ML RN No. 389, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #10 engages ML RN No. 389 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #10 engages ML RN No. 389 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #10 engages ML RN No. 375 at 9,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

I don't think I've ever seen a PB do its job so well!

Next came some consolation:

Sub attack near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Japanese Ships
xAKL VF Bien Dong 6, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Ranzan Maru
PB Shonon Maru #10

Allied Ships
SS S-18

SS S-18 launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL VF Bien Dong 6
S-18 bottoming out ....
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Singapore was silent that day. ML-389 needed 4 days in the shipyard. What she got was something else.
Predicting some form of aerial interference, I sent in a Dutch Buffalo squad and the Veteran 243rd RAF squad from Batavia.

April 2nd started with some submarine antics:
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 02, 42
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ASW attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-66 [Later I-166], hits 1

Allied Ships
ML RN No. 388

SS I-66 [Later I-166] is sighted by escort
ML RN No. 388 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML RN No. 388 attacking submerged sub ....
ML RN No. 388 cannot establish contact with SS I-66 [Later I-166]
ML RN No. 388 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML RN No. 388 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML RN No. 388 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 47 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
SS I-66 [Later I-166], Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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TF 55 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
SS I-57 [Later I-157], Mine hits 1, on fire



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TF 47 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Ships
SS I-66 [Later I-166], Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Then came the glorious furball:

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 38

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 15
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27a/b Nate: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

I wasn't expecting much from the air cover. Turns out that the Buffalo may be bad, but the Nate is kind of worse. 4 MG's are better than two.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 4
Ki-43 Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 8
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43 Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
RAF Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
LVA B-339D Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-27a/b Nate sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

I was unnerved when I saw the fighters involved here. The combat replay relaxed my fears. In the first battles, the Oscars would damage the Buffaloes and force them to flee without killing them. 28 Nates, 1 Oscar, and 4 Dutch B339's were lost. 2 pilots died. The 243 squad got another 15 kills, with a pilot named Fisken who scored 4 kills prior getting another 5. He's in TRACOM now. The Dutch scored 17, with one guy hogging 6. There were a few more bombers that got through the weakened CAP:

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 6

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 1
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann DB x 6

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 1
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann DB: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-30 Ann DB bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
ML RN No. 389, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 20 x 50 kg GP Bomb

The Japanese tried again on the 3rd. Now the British only added 1 kill to the roster while the Dutch squad added another 5.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 03, 42
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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 17

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 11
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27a/b Nate: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
LVA GV-2 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 11
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27a/b Nate: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (3 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
LVA GV-2 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

Allied aircraft
RAF Buffalo I x 11
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
LVA GV-1 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
LVA GV-2 with LVA B-339D Buffalo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with RAF Buffalo I (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

By then, the convoy was loaded up and headed south. Meanwhile, a set of transports from Perth was heading to Batavia to rendezvous with their escorts: Danae, Dragon, Mauritius, and some British destroyers. By the 6th they were in Singapore to get the 22nd brigade out of Singapore. While this was going on the Japanese were launching the occasional frustrated attack. Forts are down, so losses are starting to become more tenable for the foe, and will only get better with the Australians returning to Down under.

Luzon:
The Japanese stack in Manila moved into Clark field because things were taking too long. They're starting to make progress.

Burma:
Oh boy, I've got big plans for Burma, big plans!. Will I give away the details? No, but I can tell you it involves building up major airfields at bases like Imphal, Chittagong, and Silchar.

Navy log, April fools:
It seems I didn't heed the upgrade notifications properly, and wouldn't you know it, now a large part of the US Pacific fleet is kind of, sort of...stuck in shipyards across the PTO for refits. And some of them won't be out until the last third of the month. Oopsy-daisy, I did it again!
Not that this is going to mess with my plans too badly. The Japanese carriers have been absent for these past few months. Besides, I can't send my beloved Fighting Ladies to attack their Japanese counterparts just yet! Hornet is Sunbathing in Panama and it'll take another two months for Wasp to reach San Francisco. Then I'll need to wait until their air groups receive the proper upgrades, unless they want to face the song and dance of TBD devastators missing all their shots, but I'll be sure to put any B17's that happen to be in range on Naval attack at 5000 feet or less so that something can get the barbecue started for when the SBD's swoop in and score a ridiculous victory. Assuming the Japanese Admiral doesn't set his planes to airfield attack at first.
Good thing the TBF has a generous production rate of 110(!).

< Message edited by CharlieVane -- 10/2/2017 5:23:52 AM >

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2 days more. - 10/3/2017 1:40:04 AM   
CharlieVane


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Every once in a while the Japanese try to bomb Heng Chow, where I've got some CAF fighter units in training. The results are predictable:
Morning Air attack on NRA 46th AA "Rgt" AA Battalion, at 78,53 (Heng Chow [C China])

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB x 11

Allied aircraft
CAF H81-A3 Tomahawk x 6
P-26A x 6
CAF Hawk III x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
CAF 5th FG/17th FS with P-26A (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
CAF 27th Ftr Sqdn with CAF H81-A3 Tomahawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
CAF 5th FG/28th FS with CAF Hawk III (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

The Submarine horde at Mersing does its job sometimes:

Sub attack near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Japanese Ships
xAK Zuisyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Nissen Maru #3
xAK Mansyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-23

SS S-23 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Zuisyo Maru
S-23 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

Wenchow holds. I sent a base force out on a trek to the main lines.

Ground combat at Wenchow [E China] (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32317 troops, 399 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 1059

Defending force 19681 troops, 102 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 618

Japanese adjusted assault: 711

Allied adjusted defense: 2261

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
966 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 19 (3 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
302 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
15th Dft B Festival Division
Ankei SNLF
22nd Pack B Plains Division
17th China InMxd B Brigade

Defending units:
NRA 100th Corps
23rd Army Group

Ground combat at Tarakan [Oil/Bor] (67,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4926 troops, 214 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 2509 troops, 49 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 73

Allied adjusted defense: 64

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
81st/II Naval Guard Unit
Kanno (of 2 Fmsa) Battalion
81st/III Naval Guard Unit
81st/I Naval Guard Unit
15th Nav Gd /3

Defending units:
KNIL 3rd Coastal Gun Battalion
KNIL VII Battalion
LVA Tarakan Base Force
RN 100th Base Force

There was a Japanese unit in one of the rail hexes North of Rangoon. I sent in some recon from Prome in the form of two milquetoast blocking units:

Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome & Shwedaung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1200 troops, 0 guns, 186 vehicles, Assault Value = 103

Defending force 1307 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Japanese adjusted assault: 99

Allied adjusted defense: 55

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
290 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
14th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion

Defending units:
12th Lower Bma BMP Battalion
ISF 5th Baluch Rifl Battalion

On the 10th, Tarakan was captured:

Ground combat at Tarakan [Oil/Bor] (67,91)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4949 troops, 214 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

Defending force 2472 troops, 47 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Japanese adjusted assault: 169

Allied adjusted defense: 52

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarakan [Oil/Bor] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2541 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 230 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 51 (51 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 71 (71 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

Assaulting units:
81st/III Naval Guard Unit
81st/I Naval Guard Unit
Kanno (of 2 Fmsa) Battalion
81st/II Naval Guard Unit
15th Nav Gd /3

Defending units:
KNIL VII Battalion
KNIL 3rd Coastal Gun Battalion
LVA Tarakan Base Force
RN 100th Base Force

Back at Mersing, a certain obnoxious sub tried to shoot at Nenohi daiyo and missed.

Sub attack near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Japanese Ships
DD Nenohi
xAK Nissen Maru #3
xAK Mansyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-23

SS S-23 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Nenohi
S-23 bottoming out ....
Escort abandons search for sub

Chill out Cross, that's clearly not Kasasagi.

Then the airspace over the Japanese hex from straight outta Ichang was contested.

Morning Air attack on RGC 13th Temp Division, at 84,45 , near Nanyang [Beef/Wine]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 16

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 8
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27a/b Nate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 damaged
CAF SB-2 (Early): 4 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg
10 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg
8 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg

CAP engaged:
13th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
54th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 34th SMotB Comellia Division ...
Also attacking RGC 13th Temp Division ...
Also attacking 34th SMotB Comellia Division ...
Also attacking RGC 13th Temp Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 34th SMotB Comellia Division, at 84,45 , near Nanyang [Beef/Wine]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 1

Allied aircraft
CAF A-19 x 9

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x CAF A-19 bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 4x250 lb GP GSptPkg

CAP engaged:
54th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes



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Morning Air attack on RGC 13th Temp Division, at 84,45 , near Nanyang [Beef/Wine]

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 7

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg

After this, another A-19 pilot and an SB-2 pilot scored kills. The poor Nate is hopelessly outclassed.

My reconnoitering chickens came home to roost:

Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome & Shwedaung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1200 troops, 0 guns, 186 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Defending force 1191 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 82

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
510 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion

Defending units:
12th Lower Bma BMP Battalion
ISF 5th Baluch Rifl Battalion

Still another 8 days until most of the Destroyers get their refits finished.


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Actions and reactions. - 10/5/2017 3:10:51 AM   
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This whole game was far more engaging when the front was dynamic. Now the Japanese are stalled in Singapore and Clark, so everything else grinds to a halt.

The Japanese are gearing up to fight at Lanchow, they moved 3 more units into Kuala Lumpur, most recently on the 15th. I noticed a unit in the empty hex to the south, so I sent a miniscule Thai unit down for some recon. Turned out there was a JAAF company in the hex. The unit tried to attack mine, but their assault value is only 9, and their weighed down by disruption. In addition the Thai unit only had 22 men in it at the start versus 575 Japanese units, which led to this snarky comment following one attack from the 13th:
quote:

Glad to see even the allied police forces are invincible.

Ground combat at 49,80 (near Malacca [Malaya])

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 575 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Defending force 14 troops, 0 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
JAAF 5th AF Co

Defending units:
Singora ProvPolice

14 men and two trucks somehow aren't wiped out by 575 less than excited Aerial support units. Nobody ever said WITP AE was an accurate simulation of small-scale warfare, Will. The engine is extending the struggle over 46 miles or something!

They also sent 5 units into Nan ping that day, and have been fighting for Wuchow.

The straight out of Ichang gang was kicked around again on the 12th.

Ground combat at 85,46 (near Nanyang [Beef/Wine])

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 77406 troops, 315 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 2414

Defending force 10578 troops, 196 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 254

Allied adjusted assault: 3098

Japanese adjusted defense: 26

Allied assault odds: 119 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
7349 casualties reported
Squads: 352 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 146 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 121 (81 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 41 (30 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
1302 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Hunan 41st Fld Amy Corps
Hopei 3rd Cav Cps Division
NRA 93rd Corps
Kwangtung 66th Hvy Corps
Manchu 53rd Fld Amy Corps
Hopei 1st Cav Cps Division
NRA 32nd New Division
NRA 5th War Area

Defending units:
34th SMotB Comellia Division
RGC 13th Temp Division

Up in Sinn Sein, I chose to vacate my army there to the north from a less than suitable position.

Then on the 14th I got bored enough to try bombing Japanese airfields in Hankow. After all, the Ki-27 is such a bad fighter, I wouldn't need to worry.

Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 8
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-15-II Babs RC: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 damaged
CAF SB-2 (Early): 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF A-19 x 10

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF A-19 bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs RC: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb

I sent an inexperienced Dutch unit to Singapore to defend my last potential evacuation effort (the Kiwi pioneer unit), and then I thought, 'hey, the 8 subs in Mersing are only attacking once every 4 days, let's try strafing).

Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Mansyu Maru, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x LVA B-339D Buffalo bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kiyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x LVA B-339D Buffalo bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

On the 15th the Chinese went and bombed Kaifeng, on the assumption that Japanese fighters were based there.

Morning Air attack on Kaifeng [Yellow R] , at 89,44

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 6
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 20
CAF A-19 x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 45

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
10 x CAF A-19 bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Morning Air attack on 34th SMotB Comellia Division, at 84,45 , near Nanyang [Beef/Wine]

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 27

Allied aircraft
CAF HS-123 DB x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CAF HS-123 DB: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x CAF HS-123 DB releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg
2 x CAF HS-123 DB releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg
4 x CAF HS-123 DB releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 4x100 kg GP GSptPkg

CAP engaged:
66th Ind Bmr Chutai with Ki-27a/b Nate (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
13th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
54th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.

The Ki-27 pilot morale must be awful. They shot down one HS-123 and damaged another.

There was also more strafing on the 15th, and even weighed down by bombs, the Buffalo could outfight a Nate.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 5

Allied aircraft
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27a/b Nate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Zuisyo Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Yuri Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x LVA B-339D Buffalo bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing [Malaya] at 51,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
LVA B-339D Buffalo x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
LVA B-339D Buffalo: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Sakido Maru
xAK Mansyu Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x LVA B-339D Buffalo bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
4 x LVA B-339D Buffalo bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

The unthinkable. A Nate scored a kill. Sure makes up for the 8 that perished in battle. The pilot didn't even die!

My hilarious upgrade screw up is starting to wear off. The subs were finished by the 13th. Those huggable American destroyers with 16 torpedoes (Gridley, Bagley) and the Porter class Destroyers finished on the 14th. In another 2 days the Fanning, Farragut, and Mahan ones will be out. So will Old Swayback and her older sister, [Witty nickname not found].




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Written update. - 10/21/2017 11:56:10 PM   
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"The fleet-footed armies of the Japanese empire have captured Manila. Thirty thousand prisoners were taken..."
"Only took you 5 months to get it done."
"Shut up, Ellard."
Jan Ellard ignored the complaint. Ever since the 19th Bomber group had flown to Australia, they'd only gotten dribs and drabs of war news. Their Australian hosts hadn't been very gracious to the foreigners who clogged up the Air fields in Darwin with unfamiliar planes to supply and maintain. There were more than enough of those. First had come their own B-17s. About 2 months later, American 'Hawks' were getting to know Australia. Most recently, half the Dutch air force was fleeing to the base. Not that the arrival of new planes was a good indicator of how the War was going, assuming a whole bunch of them would be heading towards the enemy. Local newspapers made outrageous claims about the war. If not the sinking of two dozen Japanese transports, then the implication that shooting down four bombers would change the course of the war.
So the Americans had found a new source of guessing how the war was going: enemy radio broadcasts. The Japanese wanted everyone to know about their victories. It was thus a matter of guessing what they didn't want the foe to know about.
There'd been some laughable moments. Shortly after the 19th had arrived, the Japanese had announced the sinking of HMS Formidable near a place called Jaluit. Then they claimed that 3 dozen dive bombers had been shot down in one battle alone.
Their former home base in the Philippines got its own brand of coverage. It seemed that American resistance was impossible, said one pilot who had calculated that if Japanese reports were correct, the entire native population had 'deserted en masse' and was 'welcoming their liberators'.
In February, it was predicted that Australia would be cut off and starved...if Japanese claims for ships sunk by submarines off the eastern coast were true. Their broadcasts also unintentionally proved the existence of ghosts, because if they were true, there was no way that any of the '2 dozen American pilots who fell like cherry blossoms from the sky' trying to strafe transports near Dipilog could have flown into Darwin that month except by spiritual urgings.
Then there was that which got mentioned out of the blue.
On one hand, the 'Homma blitzkrieg' had already 'sliced through' the defensive line in Manila and Clark field by Christmas. On the other hand, it was only at the end of April that Clark field was announced as secure. Now, on May 11th, Manila had fallen 5 months after 'falling'. The assembled pilots were not amused.
"What about Singapore?"
"Why is Mindanao giving you such a hard time?"
Ellard had already added his own quip to the fire. Now he could relax and try to keep his mind off returning to battle. The bomber crewmen been so busy laughing at Tokyo rose, even the Commanders had been surprised when their squadrons were upgraded to B-17E's. Ellard couldn't immerse himself in the daily mockery as much after learning of the refit. It meant that the squadron would be heading out to fight again. If the excess of Dutch flooding the base was any indication, it would be in defense of Australia.

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Summary. - 11/12/2017 5:03:28 PM   
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The next turn is taking longer than normal to arrive. I shall provide updates on the war so far.
Here is the strategic map for June 14th, 1942:

As I mentioned before, the prolonged siege of Singapore has slowed pace of operation down greatly. But in finally ended on the 28th of May:
round combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 59030 troops, 986 guns, 666 vehicles, Assault Value = 1656

Defending force 30594 troops, 306 guns, 568 vehicles, Assault Value = 138

Japanese adjusted assault: 2712

Allied adjusted defense: 1153

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
649 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
26739 casualties reported
Squads: 243 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3328 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 333 (333 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 846 (846 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 23

Assaulting units:
56th Division Recon Regiment
10th Draft A Division
Imperial Guards Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit
38th Pack B Division
11th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
5th Motorized Engineer Regiment
56th Pack A Inf Regimental Combat Team
41st Draft B Inf Regiment
12th (18 Div) Engineer Regiment
1st Tank "Rgt" Battalion
148th Draft B Inf Regiment
JAAF 84th AF Bn
5th 8cm Mortar Battalion
25th Army
3rd 8cm Mortar Battalion
18th Division (-) Mountain Gun Regiment
14th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Regiment

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

As you may note, certain units are missing. That is because I was able to evacuate the 2 Australian brigades, the NZ ENG Coy, and a UK AA unit. The 8th Australian division is now in Darwin, alongside a large component of the Dutch air force.
Two days prior the Japanese brought enough units to take Kuala Lumpur, but the survivors fled to a dot hex right above it (the lone green dot in Malaya):

Ground combat at Kuala Lumpur [MLYA] (49,79)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19153 troops, 430 guns, 328 vehicles, Assault Value = 596

Defending force 8736 troops, 83 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese adjusted assault: 382

Allied adjusted defense: 81

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur [MLYA] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
217 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3790 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 587 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 61 (59 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 51 (50 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 14
Units destroyed 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
113th Draft B Inf Regiment
114th Pack A Inf Regiment
42nd Infantry Regimental Combat Team
21st Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th Assault Engineer Regiment
3rd Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
IA 22nd Brigade
RN 109th Base Force
RN 111th Base Force
IA 5/14th Punjab Battalion
IA 8th Brigade
RTA 6th Div/41st Battalion
CW 1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
CW 3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
CW 1st ISF Base Force
RAF 223 Group
IA 1st Hyderabad Battalion
RN 112th Base Force
CW 3rd SSVF Battalion
RAF 110th Light Base Force
RTA 6th Div/5th Battalion
CW FMSV Brigade
CW 2nd ISF Base Force
RAF 109th Light Base Force
RTA 6th Div/13th Field Artillery Battalion

They've been getting bombed by Nells and fighters that fly at 10000 feet. My surviving AA keeps them from going to low.
The remnants are soon to be attacked by these units:

21st Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st Tank "Rgt" Battalion
56th Division Recon Regiment
3rd Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Regiment

Up in Burma, I moved most units back to India. The big counter attack is being prepared for in full. Many airfields on the border are at or near level 8.
Down in Rangoon, I left behind a blocking force:

Ground combat at Rangoon [C Burma] (54,53)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 62 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 456

Defending force 5814 troops, 12 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 247

Assaulting units:
II./124th Infantry Battalion
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
112th Draft B Inf Regiment
14th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
RTA 2nd Division
55th Div Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Mixed Gun Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
IA 46th Brigade
IA 45th Brigade

Toungoo and Mandalay are also garrisoned.

It was on May first when Clark field fell:

Ground combat at Angelus [Clark AAF] (79,76)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 70920 troops, 1078 guns, 1042 vehicles, Assault Value = 2453

Defending force 35143 troops, 480 guns, 1059 vehicles, Assault Value = 403

Japanese adjusted assault: 1472

Allied adjusted defense: 649

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Angelus [Clark AAF] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
797 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 30 (6 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 48 (3 destroyed, 45 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
10904 casualties reported
Squads: 496 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1505 destroyed, 105 disabled
Engineers: 198 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 499 (497 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1140 (1135 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 19
Units destroyed 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
48th Div Mobile Engineer Regiment
JAAF 14th AF Bn
47th Infantry Regiment
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
24th Nav Gsn Unit
16th Recon Regiment
48th Div Recon Regiment
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
14 Draft A Shining Division
JAAF 8th AF Bn
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
11th Pack A Division
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
57th Draft A Division
JAAF 48th AF Bn
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Regiment
48th Div Mixed Field Artillery Regiment
9th "15cm Gun" Field Artillery Battalion
31st Mobile AA Co

Defending units:
PA 21st Infantry Division
PA 31st Infantry Division
USMC 4th Regimental Combat Team
Philippine Division
PA 2nd RR CD Regiment
Camp John Hay Colmn
PA 71st Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
USAAFE 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
PA 202nd Construction Battalion
USAAF Far East AF
USFIP
USAAF Clark Field Base Force
USN Subic Base Force
PA I Corps
PA 301st Construction Battalion
PA 11th Base Force
PS 88th Light Field Artillery Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
PS 86th Coastal Artillery Battalion
USAAF Iba Base Force
USN Asiatic Fleet
PA 201st Construction Battalion

The Japanese army in Manila headed out to merge with the forces already in Clark. A component of the army then headed back to Manila:

May 4th:

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

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 32044 troops, 344 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 1220

Defending force 14466 troops, 266 guns, 288 vehicles, Assault Value = 322

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

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

Defending units:
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
16th Recon Regiment
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
24th Nav Gsn Unit
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion

May 5th:

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

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 32016 troops, 344 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 1223

Defending force 32282 troops, 523 guns, 586 vehicles, Assault Value = 1040

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

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

Defending units:
11th Pack A Division
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
16th Recon Regiment
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
Miura Det Battalion
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
24th Nav Gsn Unit
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion

May 6th:

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

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 660 troops, 32 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 1560

Defending force 35335 troops, 368 guns, 260 vehicles, Assault Value = 1233

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (14 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
11th Pack A Division
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
14 Draft A Shining Division
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
Miura Det Battalion
24th Nav Gsn Unit
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion

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

And finally, May 11th, the day it fell:

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

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 76247 troops, 1049 guns, 828 vehicles, Assault Value = 2577

Defending force 31833 troops, 362 guns, 245 vehicles, Assault Value = 833

Japanese adjusted assault: 1440

Allied adjusted defense: 419

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manila [Luzon] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1881 casualties reported
Squads: 84 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 71 (25 destroyed, 46 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (3 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
30309 casualties reported
Squads: 1005 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2177 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 96 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 352 (352 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 174 (174 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 13

Assaulting units:
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
Miura Det Battalion
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
11th Pack A Division
16th Recon Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
48th Div Mobile Engineer Regiment
20th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
24th Nav Gsn Unit
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
24th Pack A Division
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
7th Draft B Bear Division
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
14 Draft A Shining Division
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
JAAF 14th AF Bn
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion

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

They sent their tanks into Bataan on the 17th:

Ground combat at Bataan [Luzon] (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4814 troops, 12 guns, 488 vehicles, Assault Value = 251

Defending force 22318 troops, 302 guns, 515 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 577

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 10 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
346 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Recon Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
48th Div Recon Regiment
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion

Defending units:
PA 21st Infantry Division
US Army Bataan Base Force
USMC 4th Regimental Combat Team
PA 8th Base Force
194th Tank Battalion
PA 202nd Construction Battalion
PA 31st Infantry Division
USAAFE 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
USN Subic Base Force
PA 71st Infantry Division
Camp John Hay Colmn
PA Provisional Grp Regiment
PA I Corps
USAAF Far East AF
Manila Bay Defenses
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
USAAF Clark Field Base Force
USAAF Iba Base Force
USN Asiatic Fleet
PS 88th Light Field Artillery Regiment
USFIP
PA 11th Base Force
PA 201st Construction Battalion

It was gone by the 20th:

Ground combat at Bataan [Luzon] (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 92477 troops, 1312 guns, 1121 vehicles, Assault Value = 3174

Defending force 20814 troops, 290 guns, 481 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 1369

Allied adjusted defense: 271

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan [Luzon] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 27 (1 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (3 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
21193 casualties reported
Squads: 360 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2471 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 41 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 282 (282 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 596 (596 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 23

Assaulting units:
48th Div Recon Regiment
24th Pack A Division
6th Shipping Engineer Regiment
Miura Det Battalion
3rd Assault Engineer Regiment
11th Pack A Division
9th Pack B Inf Regimental Combat Team
21st Assault Engineer Regiment
14 Draft A Shining Division
57th Draft A Division
4th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
16th Pack Engineer Regiment
7th Tank "Rgt" (-) Battalion
48th Div Mobile Engineer Regiment
8th Tank "Rgt" Battalion
146th+Tkt Co Draft Regimental Combat Team
7th Draft B Bear Division
47th Infantry Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
24th Nav Gsn Unit
48th Div Mixed Field Artillery Regiment
9th "15cm Gun" Field Artillery Battalion
8th Mobile "10cm" Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mobile "15cm" Field Artillery Regiment
15th "32cm" ArtyMtr Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
PA 202nd Construction Battalion
PA 8th Base Force
US Army Bataan Base Force
USAAFE 803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
USMC 4th Regimental Combat Team
Camp John Hay Colmn
PA 31st Infantry Division
PA 71st Infantry Division
PA Provisional Grp Regiment
USAAF Clark Field Base Force
PA 11th Base Force
USAAF Far East AF
PA 21st Infantry Division
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
PS 88th Light Field Artillery Regiment
USN Asiatic Fleet
USFIP
USAAF Iba Base Force
PA I Corps
USN Subic Base Force
194th Tank Battalion
PA 201st Construction Battalion

8 days alter, one of the mines at Bataan heavily damaged DD Matsukaze when she was sent in with some minesweepers.

After that, I started to get sneaky in Cagayan. I saw that PT boats could be created a few turns later. I snuck some AKLs from Java loaded with fuel over, and some M166's and 4 SOC's for recon.

The fruits of my labor grew on May 31st:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Dipilog [Sardines] at 78,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Kumano
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
xAK Tatuno Maru
xAK Turuga Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Montreal Maru
xAK Igasa Maru
xAK Zyuyo Maru
AP Hakone Maru
AP Haruna Maru
AP Rakuyo Maru
xAP Horai Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-33
PT-34
PT-36

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
DD Hibiki
DD Fubuki
AK Kaga Maru
xAK Johore Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Gosei Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AP Asama Maru
AP Hakusan Maru
AP Baikal Maru
xAP Yasaka Maru
xAP Kobayashi Maru
xAP Koronado Maru

Allied Ships
PT-37
PT-38
PT-39
PT-40

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


Night Time Surface Combat, near Gingoog [Mindinao] at 80,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
DD Hibiki
DD Fubuki
AK Kaga Maru
xAK Johore Maru, heavy damage
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Gosei Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AP Asama Maru
AP Hakusan Maru
AP Baikal Maru
xAP Yasaka Maru
xAP Kobayashi Maru
xAP Koronado Maru

Allied Ships
PT-37
PT-38
PT-39
PT-40

But I know nothing about fruit, so two days later this happened.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Cebu [Cebu] at 80,86, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
PT-41
PT-43, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-44
PT-45, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Meanwhile, I had gathered many HDML's based in the Philippines to use them as raiders. It didn't end well.

June 2nd:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tablas I [Visayas] at 79,81, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AK Kaga Maru
xAK Fushimi Maru
xAK Gosei Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
AP Asama Maru
AP Hakusan Maru
AP Baikal Maru
xAP Yasaka Maru
xAP Kobayashi Maru
xAP Koronado Maru

Allied Ships
HDML Active USA PB
HDML Bertha USA PB
HDML Crown USA PB
HDML Del Monte USA PB, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
HDML Eugene USA PB, Shell hits 1
HDML Kentucky USA PB
HDML Louisville USA PB
HDML Nilad USA PB
HDML Reliance USA PB
HDML Simmie USA PB
HDML Vigalant USA PB, Shell hits 1, on fire

The next day:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Bogo [Cebu] at 80,85, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asashio
DD Hibiki
DD Fubuki

Allied Ships
HDML Active USA PB, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
HDML Bertha USA PB, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Crown USA PB, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Eugene USA PB, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
HDML Kentucky USA PB, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
HDML Louisville USA PB, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
HDML Nilad USA PB, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML Reliance USA PB, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
HDML Simmie USA PB, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

The badly damaged one is still in one of the islands.

Meanwhile, those transports I attacked disgorged a proper fighting force.

June 7th:

Ground combat at Cagayan de Oro (79,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20158 troops, 303 guns, 66 vehicles, Assault Value = 892

Defending force 25818 troops, 177 guns, 126 vehicles, Assault Value = 895

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 400

Allied adjusted defense: 2596

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 6 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1771 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 229 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Guns lost 28 (3 destroyed, 25 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
24th Pack A Division
14 Draft A Shining Division
JAAF 4th Field AF Construction Battalion

Defending units:
USAAF Cagayan Base Force
PA 61st Infantry Division
PA 81st Infantry Division
PA 4th Base Force
PA 10 Constabulary Regiment
PA 12th Base Force
PA 3rd Constabulary Regiment
PA 101st Infantry Division
PA 7th Constabulary Regiment
PA 6th Constabulary Regiment
PA 102nd Infantry Division
PA III Corp

Only two units in the stack could be made unrestricted. I loaded the Cagayan base force up in the mix of APc's and AKL's. They were off by around June 9th. There were two tense moments when F1M float planes from Davao attacked:
June 10

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Surigao [Mines] at 81,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete FDB x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAPc NEI Van Imhoff

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F1M2 Pete FDB releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

June 11:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Siargao I [E Is] at 83,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete FDB x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL ROC Lo Ting, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x F1M2 Pete FDB releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 30 kg GP Bomb

The TF has passed near Palau and should reach Ambon safely.




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Down in the DEI, I have evacuated most major units from Java. The 2nd and 3rd KNIL division, and several battalion-level units with 27 AV were disbanded. Kendari, Makassar, Ambon, and Koepang are outposts of a sort.

It was June 7th when North Sumatra was invaded by a series of fast transport TF's. While it was happened I remembered that I had Submarines Truant, Trusty, an Haddock at Colombo for occasions such as this. One June 13th, the horror of working torpedoes was unleashed the unsuspecting task forces:

Submarine attack near Medan [N Sumatra] at 46,75

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

Allied Ships
SS RN Truant

xAK Miyadono Maru is sighted by SS RN Truant
SS RN Truant launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Miyadono Maru

On the other end of the DEI I saw what I believed to be a fast transport TF at Sorong and tried to bomb it with the B17 group that has mister Ellard:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong [DNG] at 82,107

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress GP x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Arashi
DD Hagikaze

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress GP bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 600 lb GP Bomb

China: is China. Nanping and Wenchow are being slowly filed away.
Guerillas are active in the north.
From the new base in Hohot, I tried to mount an attack at Tatung in May, but a Japanese army was waiting in the empty hex above it. The last clash before the army moved back to Hohot was on the 14th:

Ground combat at 94,36 (near Tatung [Coal/I Mon])

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35788 troops, 184 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 972

Defending force 14839 troops, 196 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 418

Allied adjusted assault: 419

Japanese adjusted defense: 1129

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
774 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 36 (3 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1521 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled

Assaulting units:
NRA 81st Corps
NRA 11th Corps
NRA 77th Corps
Muslim 5th Cav Cps Division
NRA Hopei War Area

Defending units:
NCPC 2nd Cadet Battalion
4th Cavalry Brigade
NCPC 3rd Cadet Battalion
1st Cavalry Brigade
NCPC 1st Cadet Battalion
12th Draft B Inf Regiment

In Early June I snuck a Chinese cavalry unit into Mangan and pushed out the Mongol cavalry battalion there. June 4th:

Ground combat at Mangan [Inner Mon] (95,33)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7486 troops, 50 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 233

Defending force 1672 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Allied adjusted assault: 204

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Mangan [Inner Mon] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
917 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Muslim 5th Cav Cps Division

Defending units:
4th Mongol Cav Battalion

The Japanese army at Ichang was chased around the area West of Loyang. The Chinese air force was highly active. At some points they were intercepted...by Ki-27 Nates. A few bomber pilots now have kills. They also launched some daring raids into Hankow in Late April (Note, these are posted in reverse of actual times of occurrence:

Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 72

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
LCI No 3514 LCPR, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb


Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 60

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 7
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 damaged
CAF SB-2 (Early): 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
CAF SB-2 (Early): 2 destroyed by flak

Repair Shipyard hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
7 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
13th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (11 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
66th Ind Bmr Chutai with Ki-27a/b Nate (2 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
54th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27a/b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 9

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PG Futami RGB, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
66th Ind Bmr Chutai with Ki-27a/b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
54th Ftr Sentai with Ki-27a/b Nate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF A-19 x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PG Atami RGB, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF A-19 bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
LCI No 3525 LCPR, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
4 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 8
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 2 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-15-II Babs RC: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
CAF A-19 x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF A-19 bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF DB-3B [IL-4] x 8
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-15-II Babs RC: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
CAF DB-3B [IL-4]: 1 damaged
CAF SB-2 (Early): 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
8 x CAF DB-3B [IL-4] bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
CAF A-19 x 10

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x CAF A-19 bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hankow [Wuhan] , at 85,50

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
CAF SB-2 (Early) x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51b Sonia GPDB: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs RC: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bomb
2 x CAF SB-2 (Early) bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 100 kg GP Bom


Down in Vietnam, I've got my toehold east of Hanoi, but the Japanese are sending some collaborationist units at Tonkin, which is held by an experience French regiment and base force.
June 12th:

Ground combat at Viet Tri [Tonkin] (68,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10963 troops, 138 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 415

Defending force 3970 troops, 32 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Japanese adjusted assault: 155

Allied adjusted defense: 439

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2nd VM Division
1st VM Division
21st FG InMxd Dr B Brigade

Defending units:
VF/FF Tonkin Base F Base Force
VF/FF 5re REI Regimental Combat Team

Up in Manchuria, there's this partisan unit called the 4th NE Anti-Japanese volunteer army that was routed from it's starting place in the Korean mountains and is being pursued through the Manchurian interior. The leader is someone named "Kim il-song".
India:
HMS Illustrious is off to Colombo.

West Coast/Hawaii:
I though the March upgrade period was bad. I wasn't ready for the tidal wave of upgrades that came in June! So many ships out of the action. Cargo and Combat, too. Including Sexy Lexy and Sister Sara. However, I have used this time to get all their air groups upgraded to TBF Avengers. Wasp, Quincy, and North Carolina are waiting for more escorts in Panama. by the time they arrive I will have 6 carriers ready to fight the enemy. Before then, maybe I'll take the Yorktown sisters and go attack Rabaul. My subs aren't doing much, but the recon planes are spotting lots of convoys moving there.
In a belated fashion, I am sending more units to Hawaii to await further transport. I have also sent engineer units to build up Midway and the line islands. AVD's are off to Howland island because the port is too small to waste time unloading a base force.

Now to wait for the next turn.



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June 14th - 11/13/2017 3:38:18 PM   
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The Japanese tried to attack Wenchow:

Ground combat at Wenchow [E China] (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 44996 troops, 551 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 1412

Defending force 16386 troops, 100 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 289

Japanese adjusted assault: 1366

Allied adjusted defense: 1261

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1290 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 45 (1 destroyed, 44 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
643 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
15th Dft B Festival Division
22nd Pack B Plains Division
17th China InMxd B Brigade
Ankei SNLF
21st Draft B Division

Defending units:
NRA 100th Corps

CVE Copahee arrived at Tacoma. The air groups are classified as replenishment, but I'm sure only in very special circumstance will that be useful.
Funny story: I was looking up USS Copahee and I found this:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/03/0301221a.jpg
"Neptune party aboard USS Copahee."

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June 15th - 11/14/2017 3:58:50 PM   
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More fighting at Wenchow:

Ground combat at Wenchow [E China] (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 43970 troops, 550 guns, 133 vehicles, Assault Value = 1301

Defending force 15738 troops, 98 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 234

Japanese adjusted assault: 1610

Allied adjusted defense: 809

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
312 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
871 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
15th Dft B Festival Division
22nd Pack B Plains Division
Ankei SNLF
17th China InMxd B Brigade
21st Draft B Division

Defending units:
NRA 100th Corps
23rd Army Group

Testing the waters at Cagayan:

Ground combat at Cagayan de Oro (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22719 troops, 161 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 867

Defending force 18252 troops, 302 guns, 66 vehicles, Assault Value = 601

Allied adjusted assault: 598

Japanese adjusted defense: 2527

Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
317 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1401 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 160 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
PA 10 Constabulary Regiment
PA 12th Base Force
PA 101st Infantry Division
PA 4th Base Force
PA 81st Infantry Division
PA 6th Constabulary Regiment
PA 3rd Constabulary Regiment
PA 7th Constabulary Regiment
PA 61st Infantry Division
PA 102nd Infantry Division
PA III Corps

Defending units:
24th Pack A Division
14 Draft A Shining Division

Another big convoy is heading out from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor with Artillery, AA, Marine engineers, and Infantry.


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RE: June 16th - 11/15/2017 2:52:28 AM   
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Funny story: back on the 13th when HMS Truant sank a Japanese xAK, S-27 fired at TK San Diego maru with a dud torpedo at Kaohsiung. Then it happened again today, and again with Terukawa maru after the PM air phase. Poor girl.
Kuala Lumpur is finally starting to reach the yellow zone for supplies. The hex is all but surrounded, too.
Tonkin was attacked again. Losses were slightly higher for the French, but the Japanese suffered twice as many combat squads disabled. None were destroyed.

Wenchow was lost as well:

Ground combat at Wenchow [E China] (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 43850 troops, 553 guns, 134 vehicles, Assault Value = 1276

Defending force 15010 troops, 97 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 165

Japanese adjusted assault: 1234

Allied adjusted defense: 517

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow [E China] !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
599 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled

Allied ground losses:
5927 casualties reported
Squads: 194 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 92 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 45 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Pack B Plains Division
Ankei SNLF
17th China InMxd B Brigade
15th Dft B Festival Division
21st Draft B Division

Defending units:
NRA 100th Corps
23rd Army Group

Tennessee and California finished their upgrades. So did some of those Dutch minelayers.
I had a minor screw up today. I realized that there were 4 Seabees units that didn't show up on the transport tab because they were in the Western Defense HQ. Thankfully I still had enough transports to load them in. The escort is only one AVP, but Japanese submarines are inactive and often spotted by air search at a safe distance from the ports.





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June 17th - 11/15/2017 3:22:24 PM   
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There was another attack off Sorong:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong [DNG] at 82,107

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress GP x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Arashi
DD Kawakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress GP bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 600 lb GP Bomb

Hagikaze was in a prior report, now there's Arashi and Kawakaze. Add Shigure and there would be a party

Tonkin will fall soon:

Ground combat at Viet Tri [Tonkin] (68,55)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10960 troops, 138 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 403

Defending force 3717 troops, 30 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 96

Japanese adjusted assault: 289

Allied adjusted defense: 353

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
1st VM Division
2nd VM Division
21st FG InMxd Dr B Brigade

Defending units:
VF/FF 5re REI Regimental Combat Team
VF/FF Tonkin Base F Base Force

An enemy unit is moving from Gingoog into Cagayan.



The flow of reinforcements has been tightened. Soon there will be a ten-day gap in the arrival of new forces.

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