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RE: 1942 May 05 - 6/6/2018 10:51:44 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Looks like you got a bad case of the measles there, Argletonian! You need to apply some CV bombs to soothe the itch!




That's "balms".

I used the homonym so that you could apply it in game. Thus the mention of CV, although LBA might eliminate some red spots too!

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1942 May 06 - 6/7/2018 1:48:05 AM   
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1942 May 06

INVADED
Amphibious TF 143 unloading at Koepang
Amphibious TF 161 unloading at Alor
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Koepang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Loemadjang is occupied by the Japanese
Probolinggo is occupied by the Allies
Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Fuel and Supply unloading at Wellington.

• We have a merchant unloading supply at Darwin, obviously in danger from any IJN surface patrol, plus aircraft once they set up search from Timor.

• Several convoys are loading resources at Port Hedland. After the current stream clears through convoys will be sent only one at a time.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Barely held on today!
quote:


Ground combat 1942-05-06 Koepang 68,116

Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5345 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Defending force 1111 troops, 0 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 17

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade

Defending units:
Timor Cdo


• In the western Banda Sea, must be headed for the Timor/Alor area.
quote:


Submarine attack near Larantoeka at 67,111

Japanese Ships
AV Sanuki Maru

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

AV Sanuki Maru is sighted by SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes



China
• Undead. They will go right back for another bite.
quote:


Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6750 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Defending force 507 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
59th Infantry Brigade



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• 40 mines laid.
quote:


Task Force 166 lays minefield near Oita ( 104 , 60) and sets course for Pearl Harbor



Complete combat report attached.

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1942 May 07 - 6/8/2018 3:42:24 AM   
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1942 May 07

INVADED
Amphibious TF 143 unloading at Koepang
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Pantar is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Probolinggo !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• A TF of 4 enemy subs is 2 hexes east of Sydney. Presumed mine laying mission.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Oi!
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Oi, Shell hits 1

Amboina Defenses firing at CL Oi

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3751 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 98

Defending force 2610 troops, 42 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese adjusted assault: 74

Allied adjusted defense: 40

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2047 troops, 28 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 3643 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment

So Ambon holds for now.

• End of the story on Borneo.
quote:


Ground combat at 63,96 (near Melak)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1276 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 7 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 21

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
Miura Det

Defending units:
II Samarinda Cdo


• It happened again.
quote:


Ground combat at Malang (55,105)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Defending force 711 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment

Defending units:
5th Cav Sqdn
HQ III KNIL Division


• Koepang falls.
quote:


Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5701 troops, 30 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 1017 troops, 0 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 97

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1118 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 62 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade

Defending units:
Timor Cdo



China
• The western infiltration positions have pulled back so it looks like some realignment is in process.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• 18th Australian Bde and 2/2 Pion Bde are now at Chittagong. Another Chinese Army unit has made it to Ledo.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


Complete combat report attached.

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1942 May 08 - 6/8/2018 9:47:26 PM   
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1942 May 08

INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kendari !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings but convoy activity in line with that of a few days ago mitigates that KB1 might be in or near the Coral Sea but simply be unsighted.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco.
quote:


TF 359 snooped by Japanese Float Plane at 216,70 near San Francisco
TF 67 observes E14Y1 Glen at 218,70 near San Francisco



Pacific
• Bad aim?
quote:


Submarine attack near Eniwetok at 126,113

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuraido Maru

Allied Ships
SS Grayling

xAK Kuraido Maru is sighted by SS Grayling
SS Grayling launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kuraido Maru



New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney and Brisbane. We lost a DMS on mine sweeping duty to a dastardly sub.
quote:


Sub attack near Newcastle at 92,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Southard

SS I-16 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS Dorsey
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Lots of TF/convoy activity passing around the tip of New Guinea to Port Moresby. Three separate groups of ships were seen during combat but only one at the end of the day. That group shows as 2x CL, 2x DD and was attacked by B-17's without effect.
quote:


ASW attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

SS Thresher is located by PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Kyo Maru #7
PB Tama Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

SS Thresher is located by PB Toshi Maru #3
Thresher diving deep ....
PB Tama Maru #8 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Tama Maru #8 cannot establish contact with SS Thresher
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toshi Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tama Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• This seems a bit overkill.
quote:


4th Division is planning for an attack on Horn Island.



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Celebes has fallen; we still have mines at Kendari.
quote:


Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4062 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 1044 troops, 13 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Japanese adjusted assault: 106

Allied adjusted defense: 27

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kendari !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1200 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Kendari KNIL Cdo
Kendari ML Base Force


• Higher HQ assures us that evacuation convoy for the 20th Infantry Regiment will be here any day now.
quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3679 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 89

Defending force 2532 troops, 42 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 106

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 6 (fort level 0)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1951 troops, 27 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 3596 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 80

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment


• Our fliers keep striking but are thwarted by enemy LRCAP.


China
• Staying alive and burning time!
quote:


Ground combat at 81,29 (near Sining)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14550 troops, 123 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 462

Defending force 902 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 434

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 43 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
299 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
26th Division

Defending units:
34th Separate Brigade



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.
quote:


Hudson I from No.8 Sqn RAAF attacking a Japanese SS at 92,167


• Another Chinese Army unit has arrived at Ledo and begun taking replacements as fast as possible (Rest mode).

• Ledo was attacked by Imperial sweepers today, which I believe was the first time. Our Buffaloes will need some help.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 6 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 10 minutes

quote:


Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes


• In still more Ledo news: NCAC HQ has been airlifted to Ledo from Tsuyung.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Hmm; those torpedoes went right under the target...
quote:


Submarine attack near Shanghai at 96,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamakaze Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor

xAK Yamakaze Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamakaze Maru



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1942 May 08 - 6/8/2018 10:35:17 PM   
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Judging by your bonus strategic map, I think he is behind schedule or has a dastardly plan about to unfold. I understand taking ones time
in the PI but not by ignoring Australia and India at this point. I would hazard a guess you are facing some sort of incursion in the India area
but it is only conjecture based on his apparent lack of interest in Australia proper. He has to assume the place you would be strongest now
would be SoPac and SwPac in so far as US dispositions are concerned. Two tin pennies from the peanut gallery.

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1942 May 09 - 6/9/2018 4:52:09 AM   
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1942 May 09

INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Lomblen is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• KB1 is 1 hex west of Terapo.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Pearl Harbor and Lihue.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• KB1 is 1 hex west of Terapo. Many of our subs in the area report being sighted by aircraft. A number of the subs which responded from Brisbane staged in mid-Coral Sea awaiting a target and are now proceed to the northern Coral Sea.

• Enemy sub activity near Sydney.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Whittling them down; a few squads at a time.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,104 (Soerabaja)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 8
B-339-23 x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
DB-7B: 2 damaged
B-339-23: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x DB-7B bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x DB-7B bombing from 2000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 Det B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ib Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Raid is overhead


• Obviously preparing the beaches for the 20th Infantry Regiment's evacuation.
quote:


Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CA Chokai

Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Runway hits 1

CA Ashigara firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CA Ashigara
CA Chokai firing at Ambon

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1944 troops, 25 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 3611 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

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

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment



China
• We took the bigger hit, but the Empire is embarrassed by these results.
quote:


Ground combat at 83,31 (near Ningsia)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5975 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Defending force 4153 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Japanese adjusted assault: 29

Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps


• The middle infiltrator has moved again and we have units vectored to cut it off before it can get to a road.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Colombo and Karachi.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
•
quote:


Submarine attack near Shanghai at 96,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamahoko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tambor

xAK Tamahoko Maru is sighted by SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tamahoko Maru

quote:


Submarine attack near Shanghai at 94,55

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

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish

xAK Seikyo Maru is sighted by SS Sailfish
SS Sailfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Seikyo Maru



Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 May 09 - 6/9/2018 3:50:51 PM   
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It looks as though the IJN is covering for a pickup of troops at Port Moresby, which makes sense coupled with the recent SigInt about 4th Division preparing for an assault on Horn Island.




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1942 May 10 - 6/10/2018 1:06:27 PM   
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1942 May 10

INVADED
Amphibious TF 161 offshore of Larantoeka
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Salajar is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Malang !!!



Overall
• KB1 is probably near Horn Island of in the northern Coral Sea; KB2 is just west of Koepang.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• On the way back to Perth after unloading supplies at Darwin. That SLOC is now closed.
quote:


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truscott at 69,123

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Bengalen, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
AM Penguin, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

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

I wonder how much those torpedoes cost? Do I get a VP bonus?

• Enemy sub activity near Sydney.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• "By God, that's cutting them down to size!"
quote:


Morning Air attack on TF, near Semarang at 53,102

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-5 Catalina x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-13, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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


• Bullies.
quote:


Ground combat at Malang (55,105)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Defending force 672 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 68

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malang !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
L-18 Lodestar: 5 destroyed

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

Allied ground losses:
705 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF

Defending units:
5th Cav Sqdn
HQ III KNIL Division


• Why keep bombarding them? To burn Supply and leave less for the Empire.
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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1960 troops, 25 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Defending force 3680 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

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

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment



China
• Retreated again, gaining more time.
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Ground combat at 83,31 (near Ningsia)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5994 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

Defending force 3944 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8

Japanese adjusted assault: 230

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1268 casualties reported
Squads: 64 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 74 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps


• It's always a shock when the undead attack!
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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 390 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Defending force 6750 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 325

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99

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

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

Assaulting units:
17th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
59th Infantry Brigade


• This had to be armour-only but it shows our currently great supply weakness at this spot. We are moving up two units from Sian; hopefully they will arrive in time.
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42782 troops, 485 guns, 767 vehicles, Assault Value = 1221

Defending force 40042 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 726

Japanese adjusted assault: 109

Allied adjusted defense: 1063

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9

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

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
858 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
37th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
36th Division
3rd Division
23rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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RE: 1942 May 10 - 6/11/2018 1:21:55 AM   
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I have to update Monkey.....

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I have to update Monkey.....


Are you still using the old one?

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1942 May 11 - 6/11/2018 4:11:24 AM   
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INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Larantoeka is occupied by the Japanese
Probolinggo is occupied by the Allies
Japanese forces CAPTURE Horn Island !!!



Overall
• KB1 is not sighted but is probably off of Horn Island; KB2 has probably withdrawn into the Banda Sea.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Pearl Harbor.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Horn Island falls but takes enemy skin with it.
quote:


Pre-Invasion action off Horn Island (91,128) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

85 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Karukaya, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Fuyo, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Goyo Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Wakaba
xAP Asama Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Tango Maru
DD Yugumo

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

Allied ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

DD Karukaya firing at Torres Strait Fortress
Torres Strait Fortress firing at DD Karukaya
Massive explosion on DD Karukaya
Torres Strait Fortress firing at DD Fuyo
DD Fuyo firing at Torres Strait Fortress
Torres Strait Fortress firing at DD Hatsushima
DD Hatsushima firing at Torres Strait Fortress
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAK Goyo Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Karukaya firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
4.7" CD Gun Battery engaging xAK Goyo Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Karukaya firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
DD Wakaba firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
DD Karukaya firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
6" Mk XI/XII Gun Battery engaging xAP Asama Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Fuyo firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

quote:


Amphibious Assault at Horn Island (91,128)

TF 99 troops unloading over beach at Horn Island, 91,128

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

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost overboard during unload of 4th Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad accidentally lost during unload of 4th Div /5
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Div

quote:


Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1292 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

Defending force 877 troops, 16 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 2

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Horn Island !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1271 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Assaulting units:
4th Div /6

Defending units:
Torres Str Lt Inf
Torres Strait Fortress
Horn Isl Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near Sydney.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Unknown damage but we can hope for yard time.
quote:


Sub attack near Tockangbesi-eilandenฃiฎํ at 71,111

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Torpedo hits 1
CA Kinugasa
CL Kitakami
CS Chitose
DD Yudachi
DD Suzukaze

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish

SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes at CA Aoba
Spearfish diving deep ....
DD Suzukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Here and there we hold for a bit.
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Ground combat at Padang (44,85)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 897 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Defending force 1478 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 178

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 13 (fort level 1)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Raiding Regiment

Defending units:
Emmahaven Defenses
Padang Cdo



China
• And now the undead become (drum roll, please) stronger undead.
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Ground combat at 82,39 (near Sian)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6750 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 307

Defending force 305 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 406

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 406 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade

Defending units:
17th Chinese Corps



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• First enemy bombardment of Chittagong. The base has no damage and continues building fortifications.
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Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

48 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Naka
CL Sendai, Shell hits 2

Allied ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

CL Nagara firing at 18th Australian Brigade
Chittagong Fortress firing at CL Jintsu
CL Jintsu firing at Chittagong Fortress
CL Naka firing at 18th Australian Brigade
CL Sendai firing at Chittagong Fortress
Chittagong Fortress firing at CL Sendai


• Ledo airfield is now size 6.

• 22 East African Bde is loading at Mombasa for shipment to Bombay.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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RE: 1942 May 10 - 6/11/2018 3:31:12 PM   
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yes sir, but tonight I will attempt the upgrade. Looking forward to it!

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1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 4:46:13 AM   
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INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• KB1 1 hex east of Wessel Islands.

• Radio Free AAR is claiming DD Hatsushima was sunk during the invasion of Horn Island.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco, Pearl Harbor.

• A large tanker convoy is loading at Los Angeles for Australia.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney, Perth.

• There was lots of minor action near Horn Island involving our submarines. In addition to those newly routed to the eastern side there were and are several returning from patrol in the eastern DEI to replenish at Brisbane. There were a number of encounters but all were without decisive outcome. KB1 has moved westward (near Wessel Islands) no doubt to avoid submarines. A convoy is to KB1's NE heading west, destination unclear; perhaps to invade Australia's NW coast; perhaps just passing through. A TF, possible cripples or maybe surface escort left behind is just west of Horn Island. Another convoy is just SW of Port Moresby heading NW; maybe bringing support units to Horn Island. That convoy was attacked numerous times today by B-17's (untrained in naval attack) but weather prevented a much greater number of flights from finding the convoy. They scared a lot of fish.

• Real or disinformation?
quote:


20th Division is planning for an attack on Perth.

The USA units held in reserve at Melbourne are moving to the Perth area.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Still fighting but with very little.


China
• Hopefully this will slow down their incursion.
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Ground combat at 81,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10632 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 338

Defending force 7043 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 185

Japanese adjusted assault: 221

Allied adjusted defense: 148

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
706 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 79 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
67th Chinese Corps
26th Group Army



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Colombo.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Sadly it seems they found our latest Home Islands mine field the easy way.
quote:


TF 299 encounters mine field at 104,60

Japanese Ships
PB Toyokuni Maru
PB Hokuyo Maru

3 mines cleared



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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 4:46:50 AM   
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KB1 is highlighted. To the NE is the troop convoy from Horn Island. Near Horn Island is either a surface TF or a convoy of cripples. Near Port Moresby is a convoy.




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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 11:55:35 AM   
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George, I was wondering if you could post a strategic map showing base control ? My game is about a month behind yours ( April 11, 1942) and I'd appreciate the chance to compare your map to mine.

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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 12:12:01 PM   
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(fingers tapping on card table) How many J players land directly on Perth??? hmmm
(scratching scalp through thin layer of adult fuzz) Most common J move on NE Oz???
(distracted by recently read passage in "Dead Wake") How much can J commit to Oz and invade India, with feeling??

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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 2:30:19 PM   
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George, I was wondering if you could post a strategic map showing base control ? My game is about a month behind yours ( April 11, 1942) and I'd appreciate the chance to compare your map to mine.

Will do coming turn!

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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/12/2018 2:46:29 PM   
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ORIGINAL: zuluhour

(fingers tapping on card table) How many J players land directly on Perth??? hmmm
(scratching scalp through thin layer of adult fuzz) Most common J move on NE Oz???
(distracted by recently read passage in "Dead Wake") How much can J commit to Oz and invade India, with feeling??

India is getting pretty strong now, at least defensively. There's so much territory Japan could just run amok through it, of course. The big centers are difficult targets now so would take a serious commitment and - I hope - time for each.

The Perth preparation could be disinformation for sure. Perth has pretty decent CD guns in a fortress. Could be an invasion would suck it up and go in, or one division would prepare for the main target but come in through another (but lightly defended) port captured by other units. I'm not thinking a operation against Perth is certain but giving the Empire a bloody nose by defending Perth is easier than giving them a bloody nose by retaking Perth at this stage.

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1942 May 13 - 6/13/2018 5:16:51 PM   
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INVADED
Amphibious TF 161 offshore of Maumere
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Los Angeles.


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Ex-Palembang.
quote:


Ground combat at 48,89 (near Djambi)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4708 troops, 40 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 160

Defending force 1639 troops, 6 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Japanese adjusted assault: 133

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
230 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
406 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th/B Division

Defending units:
Lahat Cdo
Palembang Cdo
Riouw Cdo
Palembang ML Base Force
PBg-Ld AA Afd


• The Hobbit people are taking to the hills.


China
• Trying to wear us down with tanks.
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44010 troops, 485 guns, 980 vehicles, Assault Value = 1350

Defending force 50972 troops, 158 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1041

Japanese adjusted assault: 125

Allied adjusted defense: 1561

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 12

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

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 91 (5 destroyed, 86 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1608 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 180 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
23rd Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
36th Division
37th Division
11th Tank Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
93rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.

• Convoy with 22 East African Bde departing Mombasa for Bombay.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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RE: 1942 May 13 - 6/13/2018 5:18:31 PM   
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Bases.




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RE: 1942 May 13 - 6/13/2018 11:58:37 PM   
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1942 May 13

Bases.





Thanks ! Interesting to compare the similarities, and the differences. My opponent has been fairly quiet in China. I still have Wenchow, Chusien, and a few other port cities. No threat towards Changsha or Sian as yet.

My biggest issue will be the loss of 3 CV's. I was escorting a major troop convoy to Luganville, and was close to a portion of KB without detection. So I took a risk on a CV engagement, and it bit me in the butt. CV Saratoga reacted, the others didnt and so she was by herself and took a beating. Then the next turn my search failed to find him - but he found me. That killed Enterprise. I thought Yorktown would sneak away, but 7 Kates found her with no CAP able to fly and that was it for her....

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1942 May 14 - 6/14/2018 12:20:58 AM   
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INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Maumere is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco.

• Large troop convoy loading at San Francisco for Pearl Harbor with summer invasion units.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• And we hold!
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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3728 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 94

Defending force 2470 troops, 38 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Japanese adjusted assault: 82

Allied adjusted defense: 79

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1914 troops, 24 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Defending force 3685 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment



China
• Holding for now while being whittled down.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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RE: 1942 May 14 - 6/14/2018 12:21:20 AM   
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Not too sure about the heavy cruiser, but it looks promising that some IJN destroyers are mapping the sea bottom.




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RE: 1942 May 12 - 6/14/2018 12:40:48 AM   
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ORIGINAL: zuluhour

(fingers tapping on card table) How many J players land directly on Perth??? hmmm
(scratching scalp through thin layer of adult fuzz) Most common J move on NE Oz???
(distracted by recently read passage in "Dead Wake") How much can J commit to Oz and invade India, with feeling??

India is getting pretty strong now, at least defensively. There's so much territory Japan could just run amok through it, of course. The big centers are difficult targets now so would take a serious commitment and - I hope - time for each.

The Perth preparation could be disinformation for sure. Perth has pretty decent CD guns in a fortress. Could be an invasion would suck it up and go in, or one division would prepare for the main target but come in through another (but lightly defended) port captured by other units. I'm not thinking a operation against Perth is certain but giving the Empire a bloody nose by defending Perth is easier than giving them a bloody nose by retaking Perth at this stage.


I don't think India is at grave risk since you still have the islands...not sure what Japan is up to based on the bases captured except for one idea....

The Yamoto might be undergoing sea trials right now. I am pretty sure she is fairly easy to reload in this mod with an ake or three.







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ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

(fingers tapping on card table) How many J players land directly on Perth??? hmmm
(scratching scalp through thin layer of adult fuzz) Most common J move on NE Oz???
(distracted by recently read passage in "Dead Wake") How much can J commit to Oz and invade India, with feeling??

India is getting pretty strong now, at least defensively. There's so much territory Japan could just run amok through it, of course. The big centers are difficult targets now so would take a serious commitment and - I hope - time for each.

The Perth preparation could be disinformation for sure. Perth has pretty decent CD guns in a fortress. Could be an invasion would suck it up and go in, or one division would prepare for the main target but come in through another (but lightly defended) port captured by other units. I'm not thinking a operation against Perth is certain but giving the Empire a bloody nose by defending Perth is easier than giving them a bloody nose by retaking Perth at this stage.


I don't think India is at grave risk since you still have the islands...not sure what Japan is up to based on the bases captured except for one idea....

The Yamoto might be undergoing sea trials right now. I am pretty sure she is fairly easy to reload in this mod with an ake or three.

Hmm. Of course they have some other potent battleships too and needn't risk exposing the Kongo's to shore fire.

Yeah, India is a hard target to do anything significant against.

What I am most concerned about is the first series of invasions in ~2 months. But it would be awesome if the big fleet carriers and battleships to match were worrying Perth!

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INVADED
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Roti is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Hilo, Los Angeles, Johnston Island.

• Large troop convoy finished loading at San Francisco and departing for Pearl Harbor.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Aoba Island, Sydney, Perth. Alden was lost.
quote:


Sub attack near Newcastle at 92,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
APD Alden, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD Lawrence

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Alden
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Ambon is tough but the enemy is chipping away at the fortress.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Ambon at 76,109 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Takao

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

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Atago
CA Atago firing at Amboina Defenses
Amboina Defenses firing at CA Atago
Amboina Defenses firing at CA Takao
CA Takao firing at Amboina Defenses

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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3721 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Defending force 2383 troops, 38 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 33

Allied adjusted defense: 40

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
174 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
235 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Laha ML Base Force
Amboina Defenses
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

quote:


Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1741 troops, 24 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Defending force 3577 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
20th Infantry Regiment


• Attrition is favoring the Empire.
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25601 troops, 202 guns, 321 vehicles, Assault Value = 855

Defending force 19244 troops, 211 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 383

Japanese adjusted assault: 442

Allied adjusted defense: 275

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
779 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 152 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1865 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 42 (11 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (7 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
Imperial Guards Division
1st Tank Regiment
38th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
4th Cav Sqdn
III KNIL Battalion
6th Cav Sqdn
Tjepoe Cdo
III Landstorm Cdo
II Marechausse Cdo
XIII KNIL Battalion
II Landstorm Cdo
I KNIL Battalion
II KNIL Battalion
VIII KNIL Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqdn
I/II Barisan Cdo
Tjilitjap Cdo
Groep Zud
Roodenburg Cdo
V KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
NI-MLD
3e-VLG-V Sup Afd
Tjiitjap KM Base Force
Madoeng Defenses
1e-VLG-II Sup Afd
HQ II KNIL Division
Andir ML Base Force
Soerabaja Defenses
1e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
2e-VLG-II Sup Afd
A-II-Ld AA Battalion
3e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
VkA-1 Sup Afd
Soerabaja KM Base Force
2e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
VkA-2 Sup Afd



China
• On to zombiedom.
quote:


Ground combat at 82,29 (near Kiuchuan)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 14552 troops, 123 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 461

Defending force 296 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 850

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 850 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 34 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
26th Division

Defending units:
34th Separate Brigade


• Tank, tank, tank.
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44001 troops, 485 guns, 980 vehicles, Assault Value = 1745

Defending force 39196 troops, 148 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 844

Japanese adjusted assault: 138

Allied adjusted defense: 1147

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8

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

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 104 (4 destroyed, 100 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1238 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 160 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled

Assaulting units:
34th Division
37th Division
5th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
36th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
3rd Division
13th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


• It looks like a unit is now pulling back so this attack did not go as the Empire wished. I think it was 2 of the units were already across the river; unclear if they attacked in support of the river crossing.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5184 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 957

Defending force 31910 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 734

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 1210

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99

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

Japanese ground losses:
1902 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Division

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
7th Group Army
Jingcha War Area
36th Group Army
8th Group Army
39th Group Army



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.

• Another Chinese Arny unit made it to Ledo. Two more on the way.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• They are on it now.
quote:


TF 41 encounters mine field at 104,60

Japanese Ships
AMc Toshi Maru #1
AMc Tamo Maru #6
AMc Takunan Maru #3

20 mines cleared



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INVADED
Amphibious TF 161 offshore of Endeh
Amphibious TF 177 offshore of Ambon
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier contacts.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Kona, San Francisco.

• Large troop convoy proceeding without contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney, Brisbane, Perth.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Mostly bombardments and air strikes today, plus the additional landing at Ambon.


China
• Defenses near Sian are waning due to lack of supply. Commencing an airlift from Chungking.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Diego Garcia.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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1942 May 17 - 6/15/2018 7:31:33 PM   
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1942 May 17

INVADED
Amphibious TF 50 offshore of Mataram
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Endeh is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• No carrier sightings.

• CVE Long Island has arrived at Balboa and will wait there until escort is available.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Large troop convoy proceeding peacefully.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Brisbane, Sydney, Perth. King might make port.
quote:


Sub attack near Newcastle at 92,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
APD King, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD Lawrence

SS I-9 launches 4 torpedoes at APD King
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Lawrence attacking submerged sub ....
APD Lawrence is out of ASW ammo
APD Lawrence is out of ASW ammo
APD Lawrence fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Looks like an invasion convoy headed for Derby or Broome; just possibly sneaking up on Wyndham to avoid trouble from Darwin.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Looks like armour-only.
quote:


Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1482 troops, 0 guns, 299 vehicles, Assault Value = 732

Defending force 17392 troops, 199 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 277

Japanese adjusted assault: 43

Allied adjusted defense: 206

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 96 (33 destroyed, 63 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Regiment
38th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
14th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
I/II Barisan Cdo
Groep Zud
II Marechausse Cdo
II KNIL Battalion
III Landstorm Cdo
II Landstorm Cdo
III KNIL Battalion
I KNIL Battalion
XIII KNIL Battalion
Roodenburg Cdo
VIII KNIL Battalion
V KNIL Battalion
Tjilitjap Cdo
Marinier Battalion
2e-VLG-II Sup Afd
Lijfwacht Cav Sqdn
Andir ML Base Force
HQ II KNIL Division
Madoeng Defenses
3e-VLG-V Sup Afd
1e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
VkA-1 Sup Afd
1e-VLG-II Sup Afd
NI-MLD
3e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
Tjiitjap KM Base Force
2e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
Soerabaja Defenses
Tjepoe Cdo
Soerabaja KM Base Force
A-II-Ld AA Battalion
VkA-2 Sup Afd



China
• Imperials are still hunting down our outback runners.

• Similarly, an Imperial unit has crossed into China chasing the Allied units retreated across the border from Burma.

• We have cut off land supply for two hexes of Imperial units west of Ankang, 4 units in all as currently scouted.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi, Koggala.

• Another Chinese Army unit has arrived at Ledo. One more in transit.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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1942 May 18

INVADED
Amphibious TF 15 offshore of Derby
Amphibious TF 24 offshore of Broome
Amphibious TF 50 unloading at Mataram
Amphibious TF 155 offshore of Wyndham
Batavia, Changsha, Ambon, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Probolinggo is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mataram !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings. Carriers are presumed to be in escort of the invasions of NW Australia underway.

• Timing-wise it look like the summer invasions will sail from Pearl Harbor roughly July 1. Three of the old battleships will take 30-day upgrades at Pearl Harbor beginning June 1.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near San Francisco, Los Angeles.

• Large troop convoy proceeding peacefully.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Perth, Sydney, Brisbane.
quote:


Sub attack near Brisbane at 96,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-171

Allied Ships
AM Lithgow, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Wollongong

SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Lithgow
I-171 diving deep ....
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The IJN subs are gaining experience!

• The triple invasions of NW Australia were very hard on enemy troops during landing; obviously not prepared (or much prepared) for those targets. One small armoured unit was already on the road from Alice Springs to help secure the LOC to Darwin. Two more, larger units are being dispatched to secure Alice Springs and bolster defenses on the LOC.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Just holding on.


China
• Something different: tanks!
quote:


Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45924 troops, 492 guns, 968 vehicles, Assault Value = 1460

Defending force 38202 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 746

Japanese adjusted assault: 134

Allied adjusted defense: 946

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 65 (4 destroyed, 61 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1576 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 143 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
34th Division
3rd Division
23rd Tank Regiment
36th Division
15th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


• Refugees from Burma hold the line.
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Ground combat at 64,44 (near Bhamo)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3807 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 1963 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Japanese adjusted assault: 75

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
BFF Brigade
1st Burma Brigade
Burma Corps
Mandalay BMP Battalion



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Building and growing.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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INVADED
Banjoewangi is occupied by the Japanese
Batavia, Changsha, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Banjoewangi is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings but some carriers presumed off NW Australia.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Pearl Harbor, San Francisco.

• The large troop convoy is proceeding peacefully.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• Pago Pago fortifications are now 6 and building will shift to the port; currently 3(2).


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Aoba Island.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.

• The base forces at Wyndham, Derby, and Broome are putting up a fight against the landings. Once the Imperials attack on shore it will be all over.

• Most shipping has already departed Perth. The Port Hedland base force is heading overland for Meekatharra. A USA base force and aviation Eng Bn are being sent to Alice Springs.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Another day of multi-task force bombardments plus yet more troops landed did the trick.
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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6184 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

Defending force 1929 troops, 28 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Japanese adjusted assault: 68

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1698 casualties reported
Squads: 46 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 148 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 30 (30 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

Assaulting units:
9th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Amboina Defenses
Laha ML Base Force


• Holding but weakening.
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25043 troops, 202 guns, 362 vehicles, Assault Value = 714

Defending force 17186 troops, 199 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 255

Japanese adjusted assault: 245

Allied adjusted defense: 138

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2066 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 113 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Vehicles lost 47 (7 destroyed, 40 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1982 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 66 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 17 (8 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
38th Division
Imperial Guards Division
1st Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Tjilitjap Cdo
II Landstorm Cdo
Groep Zud
III KNIL Battalion
II Marechausse Cdo
I KNIL Battalion
Lijfwacht Cav Sqdn
XIII KNIL Battalion
V KNIL Battalion
II KNIL Battalion
III Landstorm Cdo
Roodenburg Cdo
VIII KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
Tjepoe Cdo
3e-VLG-V Sup Afd
2e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
VkA-1 Sup Afd
Soerabaja KM Base Force
Madoeng Defenses
1e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
3e-VLG-IV Sup Afd
1e-VLG-II Sup Afd
NI-MLD
Andir ML Base Force
Soerabaja Defenses
I/II Barisan Cdo
Tjiitjap KM Base Force
A-II-Ld AA Battalion
HQ II KNIL Division
2e-VLG-II Sup Afd
VkA-2 Sup Afd



China
• We should have reinforcements to the battle hex SE of Sian tomorrow. We are being worn down too quickly there.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Quiet.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


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