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Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/28/2017 10:39:29 PM   
Mundy


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Greetings,

A new scenario against ZuluHour this time, and not the full campaign. This is a short campaign regarding the defense of Singapore and the DEI. No "Sir Robin" here. I'm committed to the fight. Maybe if anything, I'll learn more about this theatre and can apply it to the next full campaign.

I'm not quite sure where the scenario is sourced from if from the Babes mix or what. This one starts on 1/1/1942.

This uses a subset of the map. It runs from the far east edge to Ndeni. North and south, it goes from mid-Australia to the extreme southern Chinese coast. Everything from Singapore to maybe Rabaul/Port Moresby and Darwin could be involved.

In the Philippines, the US is reduced to just Bataan, with a 7 strong PBY squadron and two P-40 Squadrons with 4-5 planes each. PoW and Repulse are long dead, of course.

No new ships or air groups will arrive. I gots what I've gots.

There are troops loaded on ships at Diego Garcia and Cape Town. They're destined for Singapore, but I'm routing them to Oosthaven. Maybe I can put up a better fight for Palembang. The Japanese start with most of Malaya, with their leading troops about 4 hexes N or Singapore. Needless to say the reinforcements may pretty much be late for this.

For subs, I have 3 S boats at Bataan, now enroute for Soerabaja. At Darwin, I have 16 of the named USN subs. They're enroute to all the chokepoints at the northern part of the DEI. 3 are headed to surround Babeldaob. At Soerabaja, I have another 17, about 1/3 of which are the longer ranged USN subs. Some are covering Malaya, while the rest are assisting the USN subs. Two long range Dutch subs will cover Truk.

We'll see how this goes...





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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/28/2017 11:28:55 PM   
Bif1961


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Good luck looking forward to seeing what you can do with ABDA command.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/29/2017 2:44:08 PM   
Mundy


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Thanks for watching.

Meant to mention...

I'm getting all my warships sent to Madjene across the strait from Balikpapan. I should have a bunch when I'm ready. This is the trick I usually use to pounce on the invasion to Balikpapan. I'll probably send them in 2-3 groups this time, instead of one humongous force. I'm taking care with my search planes to try and cover all the usual routes in.

I'm still trying to get a grip on where my supplies are sourced from. Townsville seems to be one.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/31/2017 5:29:33 PM   
Mundy


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04 January 1942

Some action picking up. Sweeps at Bataan and Tarakan. No fighters up at either. The ones at Bataan are shipping out -- one to Cagayan and one to Tarakan. I'll have some defense up next turn. Air support at my forward Dutch bases is very minimal.

Bombers caught ships at Tarakan. Shouldn't happen next turn.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Pendopo, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PC Formalhaut, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


Ships are accumulating at Madjene. There's lots of Japanese TFs near the NE corner of Borneo, and I think Tarakan's on the short list.

Two small groups of freighters are caught near Leyte.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Siargao at 82,88, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Yamagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
xAKL Fortuna, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Princess of Negros, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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 12,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages xAKL Princess of Negros at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAKL Princess of Negros sunk by DD Natsugumo at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Fortuna at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
xAKL Fortuna sunk by DD Yamagumo at 4,000 yards
xAKL Fortuna sunk by DD Yamagumo at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dinagat at 81,87, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Yamagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
AVP Heron, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

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 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages AVP Heron at 9,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages AVP Heron at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages AVP Heron at 8,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages AVP Heron at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages AVP Heron at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
AVP Heron sunk by CL Naka at 5,000 yards
AVP Heron sunk by CL Naka at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


Intel Monkey giving me this:

quote:

5/144th Infantry Regiment is planning for an attack on Rabaul.


I have zero troops in Australia to send anywhere. The one Australian Brigade in Singapore, I think I'll get packed up to defend somewhere else. Not sure where yet. There's Palembang, Java or maybe Rabaul or Port Moresby. Rabaul may be happening sooner rather than later, though.

This was really the first turn with any real action. Was fairly quiet up 'til now.

A slow minelayer just dumped her load at Mersing. I want to leave surprises around.



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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/31/2017 7:11:36 PM   
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Interesting title name

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 7/31/2017 10:04:12 PM   
Mundy


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The only thing I could think of for this campaign of total futility.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/1/2017 12:53:04 AM   
Mundy


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05 January 1942

More fleeing transport losses.

quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 80,98, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Michishio
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
xAP Candioa, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Regulus, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAKL Kolambugan, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 20,000 yards
CA Ashigara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Candioa at 20,000 yards
DD Arashio launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAP Candioa at 20,000 yards
xAP Candioa sunk by DD Michishio at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Michishio engages xAKL Regulus at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages xAKL Kolambugan at 13,000 yards
DD Arashio engages xAKL Regulus at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Kolambugan at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
xAKL Kolambugan sunk by CA Ashigara at 11,000 yards
DD Arashio engages xAKL Regulus at 11,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Regulus at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAKL Regulus sunk by CA Ashigara at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


A raid flew into Tarakan, killing the machine gun boats there.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Tarakan at 67,91, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
HDML P 1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 2, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
HDML P 3, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 96% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Massive explosion on HDML P 3
CL Isuzu engages HDML P 3 at 5,000 yards
HDML P 3 sunk by DD Nowaki at 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages HDML P 1 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
HDML P 2 sunk by CL Isuzu at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
HDML P 1 sunk by CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


I was hoping my air would go after these ships, but they hit another group by that big peninsula right between Tarakan and Balikpapan. They got lost in the morning raid, and half of them made it in the afternoon. Typical results. I know not to depend on air here.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 68,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
CW-21B Demon x 5

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb


I've kept planes grounded at Singapore and he's been sweeping with some 40-odd Nates. I'll probably get fighters up next turn. Bettys did try to hit the gunboats there, but missed.

I probably won't be reinforcing Rabaul. I don't know if this was just a raid, or a prelude for something bigger. Of course, no clue of this from my search planes.

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Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba

Allied ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 33
Port hits 13
Port supply hits 3

CA Kako firing at Rabaul
CA Furutaka firing at Rabaul
CA Kinugasa firing at Rabaul
CA Aoba firing at Rabaul


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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/3/2017 12:22:20 AM   
Mundy


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06 January 1942

The 27th Australian Bde is loading up at Singapore. The xAP is too big to get to Palembang, so they'll unload at Oosthaven. Put up some kind of fight for Sumatra.

Surface forces and a CVL are killing transports escaping the Philippines.

Some missions flew south of Tarakan, but no results.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 68,94

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
CW-21B Demon x 4

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tandjoengselor at 68,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
CW-21B Demon x 4

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb


Troops are ashore at Rabaul. Zulu wasted no time here. In a big campaign, I might have tried to stuff it with more Australians, as they can flip to the Aus I Corps at a discount. No troops on Oz here, though. In theory, he could land on Australia proper in this scenario, and I wouldn't be able to stop him.

His forces take Malacca. Big group.

quote:

Ground combat at Malacca (49,81)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1950 troops, 109 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 653

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malacca !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
4th Guards Regiment
3rd Guards Regiment
5th Guards Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
Guards Recon Regiment
I/3rd Ind Field Artillery Regiment
I/5th Field Artillery Regiment
II/3rd Ind Field Artillery Regiment
II/Guards Arty Regiment
III/Guards Arty Regiment
38th Ship T'port Co
HQ Guards Division
I/Guards Arty Regiment
5th Consol RF Battalion
II/5th Field Artillery Regiment
III/11th Ship Engineer Regimen


In the end, this scenario is a masochistic nightmare for the Allied player. Not a lot of fun from this end. He selected it, though and I'll do my best with it. As mentioned, maybe I can learn a few things for the next big campaign.

I see a single IJA unit in the hex W of Cagayan, moving inbound. Not sure how they got there. My 4 plane squadron of P-40Bs departed there for Tarakan, while the 3 B-17 squadrons went to Soerabaja. All arrived with no damage, so they can be useful.

A group of 2 Dutch CLs and 2 DDs arrived at Diego Garcia. Now enroute for Soerabaja. Hopefully they can arrive in time to defend Balikpapan.

A couple IJN TFs are cruising down the strait between Manado and Ternate. Not sure if they're invaders or just a sweep.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/4/2017 9:48:25 PM   
Mundy


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08 January 1942

Busy day.

Ships are showing up and staying at Tarakan, including transports, so I'm guessing they'll be unloading soon. Don't know why they're taking so long. My B-10s hit them to zero effect.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
B-339D x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Kashii

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
B-339D x 1
P-40B Warhawk x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Kashii

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb


Ships have also arrived at Mersing, which my Singapore planes hit. More success here, though the 250 lb bombs don't want to penetrate armor. The one torp hit was nice, though it took about 25 sorties to do it. Large amounts of Oscars swept Singapore, but oddly, no losses on either side.

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 5
Buffalo I x 41

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RNZAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 4
Buffalo I x 29

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20650 and 27280.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.488 Sqn RNZAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 4
Blenheim IV x 10
Buffalo I x 12
139WH-3 x 4
Hudson I x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed by flak
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Bomb hits 1
CL Sendai

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 3
Buffalo I x 13
Hudson I x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Bomb hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest III: 2 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5
Vildebeest III x 5

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
DD Fubuki
CA Chokai

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
5 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 9
Blenheim IF x 2
Blenheim IV x 7
Buffalo I x 18
Hudson I x 13

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
CA Chokai

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
9 x Blenheim I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
Vildebeest III x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 51,82

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Swordfish I x 5
Vildebeest III x 5

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Vildebeest III launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
5 x Swordfish I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


A bunch of units arrive at Cape Town. Elements of the UK 18th Division. Odd, I don't recall troops flying in like this in the big campaign. I have enough transports to send them out. More transports are enroute to Cape Town from Soerabaja, in case more come in later.

quote:

HQ 18th Br Division arrives at Cape Town

54th British Brigade arrives at Cape Town

55th British Brigade arrives at Cape Town

118th Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Cape Town

148th Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Cape Town




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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/4/2017 10:45:07 PM   
Mundy


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Forgot to add.

A single IJA unit showed up at Cagayan. I promptly threw them out. Probably just gave him intel, though.

quote:

Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2591 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Defending force 1234 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Allied adjusted assault: 90

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
102nd PA Infantry Regiment
101st PA Infantry Regiment
Far East USAAF
Del Monte AAF Base Force
205th Base Sqdn
Mindanao Corps
505th Base Sqdn

Defending units:
III/33rd Infantry Regiment


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In the stock game I think the 18th Division is already in transports at sea when the game starts so the Allied player has to decide whether to let them continue to Singers or send them to India, Burma or Oz.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/4/2017 11:44:46 PM   
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Actually I send mine to Osthoven to go to Palembang and making him take 3-6 months to dislodge them and deny him oil resources, which the protracted fighting usually destroyers.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/5/2017 1:45:37 PM   
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That's exactly where they're going.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/5/2017 2:27:33 PM   
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Two transport groups are unloading at Oosthaven. The UK 53rd Brigade and the Australian 27th Brigade, the latter from Singapore. Not sure if I should beeline them to Palembang or defend Oosthaven first.

His ships left Tarakan, so I don't know what's the deal there. There was zero air activity this turn, so it went quickly.

At Rabaul, he's been content to bombard. I'm wondering if he brought enough troops for the job.

quote:


Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4119 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 2894 troops, 34 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

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

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
HQ Horii Brigade
I/55th Arty Regiment

Defending units:
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
Lark Force
A Coy/NG Rifles
Rabaul Base Force


Intel Monkey's showing more troops inbound.

quote:


4/Maizuru 2nd SNLF is loaded on xAKL Daitei Maru moving to Rabaul.


My subs are making their presence felt. Too bad I'll never have good torpedoes. I probably could have finished Takao with some luck.

quote:

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
PB P-11

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 1

SS Sailfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB P-11
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 attacking submerged sub ....
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


quote:

Sub attack near Zamboanga at 75,88

Japanese Ships
CA Takao
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Takao
DD Ayanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


Troops land at Roxas, south of Luzon

quote:

Amphibious Assault at Roxas (79,83)

TF 100 troops unloading over beach at Roxas, 79,83

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 122nd Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 122nd Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 122nd Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost overboard during unload of 122nd Infantry Rgt /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 122nd Infantry Rgt /3


B-17s at Soerabaja are hitting the port at Kuching. Maybe I'll hit something important. Time to throw their weight around.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/5/2017 8:47:45 PM   
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10 January 1942

Another day of minimal air.

ZH swept Singapore again, for another relatively harmless event. I've since stood down the Blenheim fighters, as they've no business facing regular day fighters. Some Buffalos and pilots are lost due to operational accidents.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 4
Buffalo I x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.27 Sqn RAF with Blenheim IF (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.488 Sqn RNZAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
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: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with 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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11930.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.488 Sqn RNZAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes


My raid at Kuching happens. A couple port hits, but nobody there. I forgot to re-task them, so they'll go again tomorrow.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Kuching , at 58,88

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 20

No Allied losses

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


ZH attacks Pontianak, for little effect.

quote:

Ground combat at Pontianak (56,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2508 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

Defending force 2588 troops, 13 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 85

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
II/124th Infantry Battalion
III/124th Infantry Battalion
HQ Kawaguchi Brigade

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
W Borneo KNIL Battalion
2/15th Punjab Battalion
2/1st Avn Sup Afd


At Rabaul, harmless bombardments are traded again.

I'm wondering when the attacks will start at Bataan, as he has 25 units there now.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/9/2017 10:20:12 PM   
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Had a bombardment at Cagayan. I thought this was an invasion, but apparently not.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Cagayan at 79,89

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Naka

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 20
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 1

CL Nagara firing at Cagayan
CL Naka firing at Cagayan


I've kept my minelayers busy, at least until the pools ran dry. I've been getting results with his subs sneaking into my harbors.

quote:

TF 18 encounters mine field at Batavia (49,98)

Japanese Ships
SS I-164, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


quote:

TF 11 encounters mine field at Balikpapan (64,97)

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Unloading still going on at Rabaul, but only bombardments yet. I'm dishing it out a bit to him here, though modest.

B-17s hitting Miri are catching some ships.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Syoyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 1

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
PB Nako Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


Overall, he's making no advances anywhere in the DEI, apart from some land combat in the NW part of Borneo.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/10/2017 2:21:02 PM   
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Admin, admin, admin...

One of my Dutch subs (KXV) hits a Japanese tanker south of Davao, with guns, of course. On the other hand, he's running loose in the Java Sea, sinking a small xAP and hitting a tanker.

quote:

Submarine attack near Dadjangas at 79,93

Japanese Ships
TK Yamazuru Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS KXV, hits 1

TK Yamazuru Maru is sighted by SS KXV
SS KXV attacking on the surface
SS KXV low on gun ammo, van Boetzelaer, C.V. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


He finally takes Pontianak, driving my troops south. They're in the swamp heading south to Ketapang. Probably take all month to do it.

For a note, The Japanese do have one small foothold on Sumatra, at Bengkalis. Being in the middle of a swamp, he can't really break out from there.

I'm gathering up most of the Dutch to send to Palembang. A group at Medan, I'm sending up to Sabang.

I'm slowly evacuating the RAF from Singapore. The torpedo bombers are at an inland base S of Batavia. I've a big group of small transports at Singapore, pulling the rest of the Australians, along with some other select units for Palembang. I still have three convoys slowly unloading at Oosthaven. I can't grow that port without engineers, which seem to be an extreme rarity here. Palembang should be pretty formidable, by the time I'm done.

Looking in terms of a big campaign game, I'm not sure I could pack Sumatra like I can here. I usually like to fill Burma up with lots of troops early on and I'd probably have to give that up with a more forward DEI defense like this.

Dutch and British ships are trickling their way in to Soerabaja. With him taking his time near Borneo, I hope to have my secret base packed with them by that point.

B-17s hit Miri again, just damaging the port. I forgot to re-task them this turn. Do it next time.

Troops still unloading at Rabaul. For resources at Australia, I have one motorized brigade there, which I have to buy out. I don't know whether to move this group to Port Moresby or not. Either way, I have to wait for transports.

A four-ship cargo convoy is loading at Cape Town for Palembang. I'm trying to keep any supply going out of here. Not much on-map for supply sources.

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Fortress Palembang. I don't think you get supplies from refineries in this.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/10/2017 3:31:20 PM   
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Probably not. I'm shipping what I can in.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/10/2017 10:36:53 PM   
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Iloilo

15 January 1942

Lots of coastal stuff.

Stuff's still unloading at Rabaul. He took his first shot there today, and it's safe to say this won't last too long.

quote:

Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6719 troops, 61 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 249

Defending force 2841 troops, 33 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 148

Allied adjusted defense: 95

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
322 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
2nd Tank Regiment
84th Naval Guard Unit
HQ Horii Brigade
I/55th Arty Regiment

Defending units:
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
Lark Force
A Coy/NG Rifles
Rabaul Base Force


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2369 troops, 30 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 7366 troops, 61 guns, 62 vehicles, Assault Value = 214

Assaulting units:
Lark Force
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
A Coy/NG Rifles
Rabaul Base Force

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
2nd Tank Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
84th Naval Guard Unit
HQ Horii Brigade
I/55th Arty Regiment


Likewise, Bataan suffered its first attack also. This will be a tougher nut to crack. I'm tempted to counterattack, but my losses were high enough, so I'll stay put. I wonder what objective he'll sacrifice to put more troops in.

quote:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18309 troops, 242 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

Defending force 43433 troops, 562 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 1126

Japanese adjusted assault: 380

Allied adjusted defense: 817

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2279 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 218 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (25 destroyed, 29 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1486 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 37 (12 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (16 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
7th Tank Regiment
1st Formosa Inf Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
II/33rd Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
I/33rd Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
II/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind Mortar Battalion
HQ 16th Division
III/48th Arty Regiment
I/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
I/48th Arty Regiment
IV/48th Arty Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
I/22nd Arty Regiment
14th Army
II/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
31st Fld AA Co
II/48th Arty Regiment
III/22nd Arty Regiment
12th Fld Construction Battalion
I/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
8th RF Gun Battalion
30th Fld AA Co
47th Field AA Battalion
HQ 48th Division
37th Fld Const Co

Defending units:
43rd PS Inf Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
57th PS Inf Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Inf Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
II/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
I/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I/23rd PS Field Artillery Regiment
86th PS Field Artillery Battalion
II/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
Reserve Corps
I I Corps
I Corps
1st USMC AA Battalion
USAFFE
Bataan USN Base Force


I've noticed troops ashore at Iloilo, north of Cebu on the next island up. Not sure when they came in. One unit it looks like.

I've reviewed the leadership at my little trapdoor base across the strait from Balikpapan and found most of them wanting. I've put some serious badasses in charge of most of them, though options were limited with Dutch destroyers, and I had to settle for mediocre there. Some of my 4-stackers have some serious gorillas in charge. I expect results. Maybe I can get Willis Lee in charge when I form them up.

Another RN CA departs Cape Town for Soerabaja. One group of Dutch ships and another of British are enroute there now, from Diego Garcia.

I keep getting intel of units prepping for Suva, which isn't even on the map.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/13/2017 2:39:30 PM   
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16 January 1942

I killed an IJN sub off Soerabaja. I heard sinking sounds and confirmed this on the ship losses screen.

KXIII hit a transport near Singkawang, and left her burning. He's been hitting some of mine near Darwin, where he's got a sub parked. I'll need to drive that one away at some point. For now, I'm re-routing all convoys to approach Darwin from the east.

Fight's on at Iloilo. This may take awhile.

quote:

Ground combat at Iloilo (79,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2280 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Defending force 4219 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

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: preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: op mode(-), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
122nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
3rd PI Base Force


A big fight at Bataan the previous turn. Zulu claims the 7th Tank Rgt got wiped out by this one.

quote:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16835 troops, 242 guns, 229 vehicles, Assault Value = 436

Defending force 42431 troops, 557 guns, 81 vehicles, Assault Value = 1018

Japanese adjusted assault: 88

Allied adjusted defense: 1041

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 11 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2205 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 260 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 37 (3 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Vehicles lost 28 (2 destroyed, 26 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1236 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 121 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
I/33rd Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Formosa Inf Regiment
II/33rd Infantry Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
45th Field AA Battalion
I/48th Arty Regiment
30th Fld AA Co
31st Fld AA Co
I/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
HQ 48th Division
15th Ind Mortar Battalion
I/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion
HQ 16th Division
II/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
III/22nd Arty Regiment
8th RF Gun Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
IV/48th Arty Regiment
14th Army
III/48th Arty Regiment
II/48th Arty Regiment
I/22nd Arty Regiment
12th Fld Construction Battalion
II/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
37th Fld Const Co

Defending units:
4th Marine Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
71st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
43rd PS Inf Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
57th PS Inf Regiment
45th PS Inf Regiment
41st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
II/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Reserve Corps
Manila Bay Defenses
I/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
86th PS Field Artillery Battalion
I/23rd PS Field Artillery Regiment
I I Corps
USAFFE
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
II/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I Corps
Bataan USN Base Force


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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/13/2017 4:02:35 PM   
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19 January 1942

Iloilo falls, despite my AV advantage.

quote:

Ground combat at Iloilo (79,84)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2217 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Defending force 4201 troops, 53 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 12

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Iloilo !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
2143 casualties reported
Squads: 204 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 185 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 78 (78 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
122nd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
3rd PI Base Force


Fairly quiet everywhere else this turn.

All the fighters at Singapore are evacuated. I'll spread them out between Sumatra and Java. Base support for them is at a premium.

The 2/15th Punjab Battalion was one unit wiped out earlier. It looks like I can buy them back. I'll have them again in a month, and even better, they'll show up at Soerabaja.

The 1st Motor Brigade is the only Australian combat LCU east of Darwin. I'm shipping them off to Port Moresby.

Tarakan gets bombarded this turn.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Tarakan at 67,91 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Hayashio
DD Yukikaze

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

3rd Ku Cdo firing at DD Hayashio
DD Hayashio firing at 3rd Ku Cdo
DD Yukikaze firing at 3rd Ku Cdo
3rd Ku Cdo firing at DD Yukikaze


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Kurt's really cranking out the turns today.

Not much this turn, apart from some sub skirmishes. He's been attacking all the little craft at Singapore with his Netties, sinking about one per raid. Regular raids on Singapore and Bataan also. I've noticed flak claims about one plane per raid. Wonder if that'll add up.

He's been turning his attention to Palembang already, sending some sweeps and a raid over. I'm surprised I shot any bombers down with my Buffalos as they were training.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from No.453 Sqn RAAF has been caught up in attack


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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32000 feet *


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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/14/2017 1:03:25 AM   
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This little event...

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Bataan at 78,77 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Yugiri
DD Asagiri

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

DD Yugiri firing at Manila Bay Defenses
Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Yugiri
DD Asagiri firing at Manila Bay Defenses
Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Asagiri


Subic Bay defenses couldn't land a single hit. Not sure if this is leadership, small target or experience. Exp is about 58 which isn't terrible. I'm wondering if Corregidor is overrated.

Enemy crosses the strait.

quote:

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 48654 troops, 616 guns, 676 vehicles, Assault Value = 1589

Defending force 35367 troops, 452 guns, 249 vehicles, Assault Value = 778

Japanese adjusted assault: 595

Allied adjusted defense: 757

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
6274 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 431 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 57 disabled
Guns lost 50 (1 destroyed, 49 disabled)
Vehicles lost 93 (17 destroyed, 76 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3065 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 218 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 61 (18 destroyed, 43 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
112th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
Guards Recon Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
3rd Guards Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
4th Guards Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
5th Guards Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
HQ 5th Division
3rd Ind Hy Field Artillery Regiment
III/Guards Arty Regiment
II/Guards Arty Regiment
II/56th Arty Regiment
HQ 18th Division
11th Consol RF Battalion
HQ 55th Division
III/18th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Consol RF Battalion
I/5th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Army
III/56th Arty Regiment
III/55th Arty Regiment
I/3rd Ind Field Artillery Regiment
14th Inf Mortar Battalion
II/5th Field Artillery Regiment
I/18th Field Artillery Regiment
I/Guards Arty Regiment
III/5th Field Artillery Regiment
II/3rd Ind Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
5th Inf Mortar Battalion
18th Ind Hy Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Inf Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
HQ 56th Division
II/55th Arty Regiment
II/18th Field Artillery Regiment
HQ Guards Division
32nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
22nd Indian Brigade
12th/28th Indian Brigade
45th Indian Brigade
2/17 Dogra Battalion
SSVF Brigade
1st Malay Brigade
1st Hyderabad Battalion
6th/15th Indian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
3rd Recce Regiment
1st Mysore Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
8th Indian Brigade
FMSV Brigade
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
155th RA Field Artillery Regiment
HQ 8th AIF Division
35th Lt AA Regiment
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
452nd RAF Avn Sup
122/137th RA Field Artillery Regiment
88th RA Field Artillery Regiment
III Indian Corps
RAF Far East Cmd
Malaya Army
451st RAF Avn Sup
29 Bty/3rd Hy AA
1st Indian Hy AA Regiment
Singapore AA Def
2/215th Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th RA Field Artillery Regiment
Singapore CD Def
22nd RIA Mtn Regiment
30 Bty/3rd Hy AA
224 Group RAF
Singapore Base Force
453rd RAF Avn Sup


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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/14/2017 5:50:48 AM   
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Check if any of the units at Subic Bay have radar. Most likely not, at this stage, and hitting small, fast moving ships from land is harder than hitting land from ships.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/14/2017 10:22:48 PM   
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Just ended, but I'll look next time.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/14/2017 10:29:36 PM   
Mundy


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Crap...

quote:

Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 70,91

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Ushio
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX launches 4 torpedoes at CV Soryu
KX diving deep ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


It looks like his carriers are now near that big peninsula just E of Samarinda. If they stray south more, I'll pounce on them with my cruiser force. The area north of there where I took my shot is infested with Dutch subs.

I kill a transport near Davao.

quote:

Submarine attack near Dadjangas at 79,93

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukuzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS KXV

xAK Hukuzyu Maru is sighted by SS KXV
SS KXV launches 2 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Dadjangas at 79,93

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

Allied Ships
SS KXV

xAK Hukuzyu Maru is sighted by SS KXV
SS KXV launches 2 torpedoes


Buffalos at Palembang fare poorly.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 33

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 12 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.488 Sqn RNZAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes


Troops are unloading at Cagayan, to help what's already there. He's also unloading at Manus, near Lae.

Another bloody nose for him at Bataan. I wonder if they'll last 'til May, like in real life.

quote:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14665 troops, 226 guns, 211 vehicles, Assault Value = 614

Defending force 42183 troops, 558 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 962

Japanese adjusted assault: 99

Allied adjusted defense: 2075

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 20 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
4121 casualties reported
Squads: 87 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 25 (2 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (4 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1284 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 126 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
142nd Infantry Regiment
I/33rd Infantry Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf Regiment
1st Formosa Inf Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
48th Recon Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
I/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
30th Fld AA Co
II/1st Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion
III/48th Arty Regiment
II/48th Arty Regiment
I/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
I/48th Arty Regiment
8th RF Gun Battalion
15th Ind Mortar Battalion
31st Fld AA Co
47th Field AA Battalion
14th Army
I/22nd Arty Regiment
HQ 48th Division
12th Fld Construction Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion
IV/48th Arty Regiment
II/8th Ind Med Field Artillery Regiment
HQ 16th Division
III/22nd Arty Regiment
37th Fld Const Co

Defending units:
41st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
91st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
45th PS Inf Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
57th PS Inf Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
43rd PS Inf Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
USAFFE
86th PS Field Artillery Battalion
II/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Manila Bay Defenses
I/24th PS Field Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
Reserve Corps
II/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I/88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
I Corps
I/23rd PS Field Artillery Regiment
I I Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Bataan USN Base Force








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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/15/2017 12:44:30 PM   
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By not combining his Regiments into their parent Division the Japanese are making their assault on Singapore longer and bloodier than it should be. Regiments don't fight as well as the combined division does.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/15/2017 4:45:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

By not combining his Regiments into their parent Division the Japanese are making their assault on Singapore longer and bloodier than it should be. Regiments don't fight as well as the combined division does.


This is a modded scenario and I think the mod included not being able to combine regiments/brigades into divisions.

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RE: Last deck chair on the Titanic - Mundy vs ZuluHour - 8/15/2017 11:42:51 PM   
Mundy


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Landings.

Troops landing at Tarakan, Manus and Cagayan.

Cagayan falls, driving troop which didn't surrender east. Manus falls, being defenseless.

A few more bombardments of Bataan, with one minor hit to a CL.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Bataan at 78,77 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Natori, Shell hits 1

CL Natori firing at Manila Bay Defenses
Manila Bay Defenses firing at CL Natori


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Night Naval bombardment of Bataan at 78,77 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

70 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Yugiri
DD Asagiri

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

DD Yugiri firing at 11th PA Infantry Division
Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Asagiri
DD Asagiri firing at Manila Bay Defenses


Snapper wins the miracle shot award for the month. Pity I didn't get the carrier instead.

quote:

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 91,96

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB P-11

Allied Ships
SS Snapper

SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at PB Showa Maru #5
Snapper diving deep ....
PB P-11 attacking submerged sub ....
PB P-11 cannot reach attack position over SS Snapper
SS Snapper eludes PB P-11 by diving deep
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB P-11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub







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