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1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 5:27:30 AM   
witpqs


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1942 May 20

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

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Obi is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Derby !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Broome !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• Large troop convoy proceeding peacefully.

• Additional AP's and AK's which arrived were gathered up at LA & SD and are on the way to SF to join the next troop convoy.

• Loading small, fast troop convoy for Australia: towed anti-tank Bn; field artillery Bn. When they clear the danger zone the two fast xAP's will speed through most of their journey without escort.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• I am surprised Wyndham held.
quote:


Ground combat at Derby (64,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9935 troops, 99 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 256

Defending force 582 troops, 6 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 233

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 233 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Derby !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
21st Division

Defending units:
Derby RAN Stn Base Force

quote:


Ground combat at Wyndham (70,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2562 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Defending force 757 troops, 13 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 27

Allied adjusted defense: 13

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Wyndham RAAF Base Force

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Ground combat at Broome (62,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3393 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

Defending force 890 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 35

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Broome !!!

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

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:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Broome RAN Stn Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Geraldton. A large convoy is about 9 days away from arriving at Melbourne but with only 1 escort for 27 tankers and merchants it might need help as it draws near. The convoy will be near the northern tip of New Zealand in two days.

• Collectively, the enemy is ashore in NW with: 8th Tank Regiment, 21st Division, 47th Infantry Regiment, 146th Infantry Regiment. This force can take Darwin from landward and drive into central Australia. The Hudson's on naval search at Darwin are no longer needed there and are moving. The big question is: should we withdraw from Darwin to form a line where defenders will not be cut off? We are definitely pulling out units which cannot support the direct defense, such as excess air support, air HQ, etc.

Additional units (beyond what was previously described) are being sent to/through Alice Springs, Cloncurry, and Normanton.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• The Empire is taking its time; like a boa constrictor.


China
• Holding.
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Ground combat at 64,44 (near Bhamo)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3699 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 1777 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 52

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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

Allied ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 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
• Enemy sub activity near Colombo.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Quiet.


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 12:48:35 PM   
zuluhour


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"like a boa constrictor" Well said.
I think he will have major supply issues in central Oz not unlike the allies problems there. I am experimenting
with Tenant Creek but even with a small airlift cannot keep it supplied. I do have a reinforced division sitting
in rough terrain to the north of Alice Springs which is well supplied and should he try and come down the
secondary road there I feel I may have a tank battle I'd like to see. The Matilda is here as well as Stuarts and
decent arty. I have little fear of him coming this way, could be wrong, but this is a place I'd like to see him try
and force me to battle. I have rails and he has long featureless tracks. This would also subject him to the
B17s in clear terrain. I do have angst of an entry via Perth or worse the northeast.

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RE: 1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 1:48:20 PM   
dave sindel

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

"like a boa constrictor" Well said.



I agree with Zulu. A nice metaphor. A few posts back you mentioned "summer invasions". Have you revealed the location and I missed it ? Or is that still to be determined ?

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RE: 1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 3:26:41 PM   
witpqs


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quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

"like a boa constrictor" Well said.
I think he will have major supply issues in central Oz not unlike the allies problems there. I am experimenting
with Tenant Creek but even with a small airlift cannot keep it supplied. I do have a reinforced division sitting
in rough terrain to the north of Alice Springs which is well supplied and should he try and come down the
secondary road there I feel I may have a tank battle I'd like to see. The Matilda is here as well as Stuarts and
decent arty. I have little fear of him coming this way, could be wrong, but this is a place I'd like to see him try
and force me to battle. I have rails and he has long featureless tracks. This would also subject him to the
B17s in clear terrain. I do have angst of an entry via Perth or worse the northeast.

It's been quite a while since I did it but as I recall an aid to getting supply to Alice Springs is using supply draw settings at the closest bases down the rail line. In no case have I found it easy or guaranteed to get all the supply I want into Alice Springs; it's just so far away.

The greatest worry I have is over how many of the Australian armoured units have 35 experience. Having arrived with 0% preparation they have to get to 100% before gaining experience outside of battle so some of them must be used in battle as is.

It's always difficult to know when/where the enemy is going to stop on their own. Allow too much to be drawn into the interior and SE Australia would become vulnerable. That can not be allowed!

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RE: 1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 3:28:48 PM   
witpqs


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quote:

ORIGINAL: dave sindel


quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

"like a boa constrictor" Well said.



I agree with Zulu. A nice metaphor. A few posts back you mentioned "summer invasions". Have you revealed the location and I missed it ? Or is that still to be determined ?

Yes. The targets are (in no particular order): Roi-Namur; Kwajalein Island; Wotje; Maloelap; Mili; Tarawa (last). Units were assigned a while back and are well on their way in preparation.

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RE: 1942 May 20 - 6/17/2018 6:20:06 PM   
dave sindel

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: dave sindel


quote:

ORIGINAL: zuluhour

"like a boa constrictor" Well said.



I agree with Zulu. A nice metaphor. A few posts back you mentioned "summer invasions". Have you revealed the location and I missed it ? Or is that still to be determined ?

Yes. The targets are (in no particular order): Roi-Namur; Kwajalein Island; Wotje; Maloelap; Mili; Tarawa (last). Units were assigned a while back and are well on their way in preparation.


Thanks. I have Tarawa (he never took it) and sent a FT TF with Marine Raiders to take Mili. Your list looks a lot like mine !

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1942 May 21 - 6/17/2018 7:16:54 PM   
witpqs


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1942 May 21

INVADED
Amphibious TF 155 unloading at Wyndham
Batavia, Changsha, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Ruteng is occupied by the Japanese



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• Large troop convoy proceeding peacefully.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago, Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• looks like the last hurrah for defenders at Wyndham.
quote:


Ground combat at Wyndham (70,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2965 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Defending force 702 troops, 13 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 30

Allied adjusted defense: 10

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Wyndham RAAF Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near Aoba Islands, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne

• Oil unloading at Adelaide; Fuel unloading at Wellington.

• One complication in Australia is a number of units get TOE upgrades in 10 days, including some units currently being moved forward. Those units will be held at their forward departure bases until upgraded.

• All mobile units in Darwin are pulling out. A temporary stand might be made at Katherine but that depends on enemy maneuvering.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• The two remaining B-25's are going to take a shot at Palembang Oil.


China
• A general assault; results OK.
quote:


Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45964 troops, 492 guns, 967 vehicles, Assault Value = 1470

Defending force 52364 troops, 196 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1070

Japanese adjusted assault: 633

Allied adjusted defense: 1783

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1152 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 125 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 129 (6 destroyed, 123 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2109 casualties reported
Squads: 61 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
120th Red Chinese Division
33rd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
61st Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
16th Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
9th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• The Chinese Army units at Ledo sure can eat - they're gobbling up replacement squads!


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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1942 May 22 - 6/17/2018 10:32:07 PM   
witpqs


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1942 May 22

INVADED
Amphibious TF 155 unloading at Wyndham
Batavia, Changsha, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• KB2 is 3 hexes NW Broome.


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


Pacific
• Ships passing.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Persistence matters!
quote:


Submarine attack near Auki at 115,134

Japanese Ships
xAKL Taiyu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark

xAKL Taiyu Maru is sighted by SS Shark
Captain of SS Shark elects not to launch torpedoes at this target

quote:


Sub attack near Auki at 115,134

Japanese Ships
xAKL Konsan Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Shark

xAKL Konsan Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark attacking xAKL Konsan Maru on the surface

quote:


Submarine attack near Auki at 115,134

Japanese Ships
xAKL Taiyu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Shark

xAKL Taiyu Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark attacking xAKL Taiyu Maru on the surface
SS Shark low on gun ammo, Frank, E.T. breaks off surface engagement and submerges


• Surprise, Wyndham holds again.
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Ground combat at 76,52 (near Kweilin)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1308 troops, 86 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 871

Defending force 29907 troops, 107 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 673

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

Assaulting units:
19th Division
104th Division
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment

Defending units:
59th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps


000030 Ground combat 1942-05-22 Wyndham 70,127

Ground combat at Wyndham (70,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3016 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Defending force 618 troops, 13 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 15

Allied adjusted defense: 10

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Wyndham RAAF Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth.

• Fuel unloading at Wellington; oil unloading at Adelaide.

• The longer range Hudson's have moved from Perth to Geraldton while the shorter range Hudson's (ex-Darwin) have to Perth. This might give us more warning if carriers come down the coast. The RN old light cruiser squadron is at Geraldton awaiting their chance to surprise enemy carriers.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• No sorties against Oil today. Flight time is hard to come by with the skies so full of Imperials.


China
• The Empire still chases our runners. We are trying to make Sian last as long as possible. One small undead reinforcement unit just arrived. A living unit, with heavy weapons, is a few days away. A large undead unit arrived at Chungking today and is heading strait for Sian; the lack of a clear road path will lengthen their journey.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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1942 May 23 - 6/18/2018 2:00:25 AM   
witpqs


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1942 May 23

INVADED
Amphibious TF 155 unloading at Wyndham
Batavia, Changsha, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wyndham !!!



Overall
• KB2 is 3 hexes NW Broome.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Large troop convoy proceeding peacefully and will pull into Pearl Harbor tomorrow.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva, Palmyra.

• An ARD (capacity 3,000 tons) has (finally) reached Pago Pago.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• For a unit with no combat squads they did pretty well!
quote:


Ground combat at Wyndham (70,127)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3021 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Defending force 519 troops, 12 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 63

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wyndham !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Wyndham RAAF Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near King Island, Brisbane, Sydney.

• Fuel finished unloading at Wellington; Oil finished unloading at Adelaide.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Imperial destroyers continue sweeping mines in Soerabaja harbor with impunity.


China
• No retreat path so this unit will soon join the undead.
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Ground combat at 83,32 (near Ningsia)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6126 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Defending force 2769 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 124

Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
1048 casualties reported
Squads: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps



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

• So far there is not the slightest indication of Imperials pursuing to or over the Burma-India border. They thwart our plan by not showing up.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• One or two of our subs heading back to patrol stations were spotted south of the Bonins.


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

< Message edited by witpqs -- 6/18/2018 2:01:00 AM >


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RE: 1942 May 23 - 6/18/2018 9:09:13 PM   
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"• So far there is not the slightest indication of Imperials pursuing to or over the Burma-India border. They thwart our plan by not showing up. "

I hate that

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RE: 1942 May 23 - 6/18/2018 10:03:24 PM   
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quote:

They thwart our plan by not showing up.


Until they do ... in a place one does not expect.

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1942 May 24 - 6/19/2018 3:12:31 AM   
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1942 May 24

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

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• KB1 is 5 hexes WNW of Darwin; KB2 is 3 hexes WNW of Broome.

• Saratoga and Enterprise squadrons have upgraded to Avenger's.


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

• Large troop convoy unloading at Pearl Harbor.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Tomorrow the last of our mobile units will pull out of Darwin.
quote:


Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
BB Nagato
CA Nachi

Allied ground losses:
417 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 6
Port fuel hits 3

BB Fuso firing at Darwin Fortress
Darwin Fortress firing at BB Fuso
BB Nagato firing at Darwin Fortress
Darwin Fortress firing at BB Nagato
CA Nachi firing at Darwin


• Hah! The enemy has bad leaders!
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Ground combat at 65,128 (near Derby)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 288 troops, 0 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Defending force 287 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
Derby RAN Stn Base Force


• Enemy sub activity near Brisbane, Sydney.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Lots more mine sweeping of mines at Soerabaja by destroyers. They mock us!


China
• I prefer a better casualty ratio but at least they got stung and have some unit(s) pulling back.
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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 56857 troops, 591 guns, 1004 vehicles, Assault Value = 1671

Defending force 41987 troops, 173 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 893

Japanese adjusted assault: 992

Allied adjusted defense: 1672

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1665 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 90 (4 destroyed, 86 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2307 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 197 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 24 (6 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Assaulting units:
36th Division
23rd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
34th Division
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
37th Division
15th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
56th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
129th Red Chinese Division
16th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
115th Red Chinese Division
61st Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps


• This time they retreat, so zombidom is delayed.
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Ground combat at 83,32 (near Ningsia)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6135 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

Defending force 1882 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 116

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
690 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
82nd Chinese Corps


• Still holding in the mountains.
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Ground combat at 64,44 (near Bhamo)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3790 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 1729 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 110

Allied adjusted defense: 64

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 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
• Enemy sub activity near Karachi.

• 22nd East African Bde has unloaded at Bombay. It will remain there for the time being.

• The first Fuel/Supply convoy from Abadan has arrived at Karachi. Ships in port there without escort will join that convoy for the return trip as now escorts are required, which also means gaps between ships, large convoys, and much less efficient use of the docks.

• A large convoy of primarily air groups is loading at Aden.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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INVADED
Amphibious TF 63 offshore of Namlea
Batavia, Changsha, Soerabaja, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• KB1 3 hexes WNW of Darwin; KB2 3 hexes WNW of Broome.

• A few nice units arrived on the West Coast: USA 145 IR; USMC 1 Reg; USMC 5 MD Bn (over sized); USA 637 Tk Dst Bn. The tank destroyer Bn will be sent to Australia with the other one recently arrived. The over strength Marine defense Bn will be useful after the summer invasions. the regiments, and others recently arrived, might be needed for tough targets this summer or could begin preparing for another round of targets.


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

• Troop convoy completed unloading at Pearl Harbor. The convoy will leave ships (DD, BB, AK) which upgrade in June, take on replacements as needed, and head back to San Francisco for the last pickup before the summer invasions.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• There is evidence of additional units coming ashore in NW Australia, presumably at least support troops.

• Enemy sub activity near Brisbane, Sydney.

• Running like hell; enemy pursuing.
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Ground combat at 63,127 (near Broome)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3551 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Defending force 632 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 27 to 1

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

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

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Broome RAN Stn Base Force



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Empire still clearing mines at Soerabaja with destroyers! Oh, the shame.


China
• Still holding!
quote:


Ground combat at 64,44 (near Bhamo)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3754 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Defending force 1719 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 22

Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment

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


• Another large zombie unit arrived today and is being sent to Sian, hopefully to arrive in time to do some good.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• Large aircraft/troop convoy leaving Aden for Karachi.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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The two miscreants are being rerouted to Auckland where they can repair after unloading.
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xAK Bintang collides with xAK Sophocles at 95 , 180





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Hmmm - Bintang sounds like a collision and Sophocles (said with descending register) sounds like sinking sounds. I think Shillong, Kooringa and Enggano are next!

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I picture the skipper from One Flew Over the Coo Coos Nest

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RE: 1942 May 25 - 6/20/2018 3:42:56 PM   
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Look at that damage profile! How the heck did that happen? One has massive flotation and engine damage, the other major engine damage, and both have no real systems damage at all. I think supernatural forces were at work.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Look at that damage profile! How the heck did that happen? One has massive flotation and engine damage, the other major engine damage, and both have no real systems damage at all. I think supernatural forces were at work.

Yes, I have never heard of ships trying to mate like that ...

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Look at that damage profile! How the heck did that happen? One has massive flotation and engine damage, the other major engine damage, and both have no real systems damage at all. I think supernatural forces were at work.

Yes, I have never heard of ships trying to mate like that ...

I'll see if Steven King has any ideas.

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INVADED
Amphibious TF 63 unloading at Namlea
Amphibious TF 50 offshore of Sepandjang
Batavia, Changsha, Padang are also invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Sawoe-eilanden is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Namlea !!!



Overall
• KB1 is 3 hexes WNW of Darwin; KB2 is 3 hexes WNW of Broome. They have been issued parking violation citations.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Pearl Harbor, Annette Island. Annette Island? Really?

• Empty troop convoy proceeding peacefully.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Suva, Pago Pago.


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

• In addition to air strikes on our retreating base forces from the coastal invasions, KB1 made a large strike on our forces at Katherine (ex-Darwin).
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Morning Air attack on A/B Hy Cst Arty , at 76,128 (Katherine)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38
B5N2 Kate x 108

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

Also attacking Darwin RAN Base Force ...
Also attacking 23rd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking A/B Hy Cst Arty ...
Also attacking Darwin RAN Base Force ...
Also attacking 23rd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking A/B Hy Cst Arty ...
Also attacking Darwin RAN Base Force ...
Also attacking 23rd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking A/B Hy Cst Arty ...



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
•
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25160 troops, 206 guns, 318 vehicles, Assault Value = 753

Defending force 16061 troops, 188 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Japanese adjusted assault: 302

Allied adjusted defense: 80

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
FK-51: 5 destroyed
139WH-3: 2 destroyed
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed
DB-7B: 1 destroyed
B-339-23: 1 destroyed
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed
Do-24K-1: 3 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
710 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 100 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
18643 casualties reported
Squads: 456 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 897 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 229 (229 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (19 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 32

Assaulting units:
38th Division
14th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
7th Tank Regiment

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


• Revenge!
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Submarine attack near Basilan at 75,91

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinsei Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

xAK Shinsei Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack attacking on the surface



China
• Holding tenuously; we sure could use more supplies.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Torpedo attack misses. Bad aim??


Complete combat report attached.

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