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RE: 1942 September 111 - 12/2/2018 11:45:07 AM   
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First I forgot to include loss of cities, I only used gains by Japan.....#$%^ I think I'm screwed.

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RE: 1942 September 11 - 12/2/2018 12:28:00 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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What do you think about Burma? You think the Empire will try something there? As part of my 'avoid auto-vic' vigilance I keep in mind a grab for major VP via an India adventure. A preliminary advance across the Burma-India frontier to tie up major Allied combat units there might be used to weaken defenses elsewhere.


In a scenario 2 style game, Japan can muster around 16 free divisions now and 20 by Jan...so pretty much they can do anything once.

Not scenario 2; how much different?



Good for you, I am a scenario one fan...

India is safe then., Japan simply lacks the supplies, fuel, oil, tanks and troops to do much.

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RE: 1942 September 11 - 12/2/2018 12:38:48 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lowpe

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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: Lowpe

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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


What do you think about Burma? You think the Empire will try something there? As part of my 'avoid auto-vic' vigilance I keep in mind a grab for major VP via an India adventure. A preliminary advance across the Burma-India frontier to tie up major Allied combat units there might be used to weaken defenses elsewhere.


In a scenario 2 style game, Japan can muster around 16 free divisions now and 20 by Jan...so pretty much they can do anything once.

Not scenario 2; how much different?



Good for you, I am a scenario one fan...

India is safe then., Japan simply lacks the supplies, fuel, oil, tanks and troops to do much.


We're using scenario 28-C, Da Big Babes with reduced cargo, et al capacities. Scenario one expanded in detail is a good way to think of it.

Good to know. We are both keen to play on after any auto-vic, but obviously in the spirit of things I will do all I can to avoid one on me anyway.

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RE: 1942 September 11 - 12/2/2018 1:11:11 PM   
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With Wargamr I am playing the same mod with reduced cargo, SL, but with a Dec 8th Start to avoid all the metagaming that goes into turn 1, and Asian Roads (an attempt to salvage China for the Allies).

Asian Roads didn't prevent China falling absurdly fast.

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RE: 1942 September 11 - 12/2/2018 5:24:33 PM   
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With Wargamr I am playing the same mod with reduced cargo, SL, but with a Dec 8th Start to avoid all the metagaming that goes into turn 1, and Asian Roads (an attempt to salvage China for the Allies).

Asian Roads didn't prevent China falling absurdly fast.


I think that's scenario 29-C, plus the Asian roads pwhex stuff added on top. Yeah, I heard the roads mod did not have the desired effects. It was worth a shot.

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RE: 1942 September 12 - 12/3/2018 1:33:43 AM   
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1942 September 12

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Baker Island.

• All convoys report no contacts.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Still hurting.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Battalion, at 75,129 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2/11th A/Car Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Tank Battalion ...


• 4 supply hits today.
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
16th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 14

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 74 minutes
16th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
16th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Lots of aerial and ground bombardments. And of course we are both maneuvering.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 September 13 - 12/4/2018 2:28:42 AM   
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1942 September 13

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Pearl Harbor, Kona, Lahaina, San Diego.

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Nanumea

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Nothing flew (at least finding the target) today due to weather.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• I'm guessing armour-only.
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Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 594 troops, 17 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 825

Defending force 28617 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 593

Japanese adjusted assault: 28

Allied adjusted defense: 1306

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 46

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

Allied ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th/C Division
17th Tank Regiment
3rd/A Division
11th/A Division
3rd/B Division
11th/B Division
3rd/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese/A Corps
35th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
57th Chinese/A Corps


• Tryin' to make zombies out of us.
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Ground combat at 79,49 (near Changteh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28654 troops, 227 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 841

Defending force 19936 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 335

Japanese adjusted assault: 368

Allied adjusted defense: 481

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1002 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1108 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 109 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
28th Division

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• This went quite well! The final tally was 8 to 1.
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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes


• But this was a dud.
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 10

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Our subs laid a mine field.
quote:


TF 160 encounters mine field at 54,54

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

2 mines cleared


• The first Chinese Army unit crossed the border into Burma. So far as we know they are not spotted.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Announcing our presence.
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Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 110,81

Japanese Ships
xAK Matsue Maru
xAK Venice Maru
xAK Nanman Maru
PB Santos Maru

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Matsue Maru
Flying Fish diving deep ....
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Santos Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/5/2018 2:07:13 AM   
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1942 September 14

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Palmyra, Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Support units 2 1/2 days from Noumea.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Bad weather again.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• An AO, huh.
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Sub attack near Manado at 77,100

Japanese Ships
PB Fukui Maru
AO Ondo

Allied Ships
SS Shark

SS Shark launches 2 torpedoes at PB Fukui Maru
Shark diving deep ....
PB Fukui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



China
• They are trying to grind us down.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.

•
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Sub attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77

Japanese Ships
xAK Tacoma Maru
DMS W-6

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 1

SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tacoma Maru
O19 bottoming out ....
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• They didn't show up!
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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *


• Finally getting hits.
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/5/2018 2:07:43 AM   
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1942 September 14

Support forces inbound to Noumea. The plan is they will unload and be ready to speed the unloading of the two divisions, which are at an undisclosed location awaiting the go signal (they will go one at a time).




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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/6/2018 1:50:53 PM   
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Semi-strategic musing:

All 6 USN fleet carriers have ~21 day long upgrades in October 1942. Should we just do them all at once to have the fleet ready for late '42 action, or one at a time so there is a substantial carrier force ready to oppose landings at the likes of Pago Pago, Fiji, New Caledonia, and so on?

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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/6/2018 9:13:45 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs

Semi-strategic musing:

All 6 USN fleet carriers have ~21 day long upgrades in October 1942. Should we just do them all at once to have the fleet ready for late '42 action, or one at a time so there is a substantial carrier force ready to oppose landings at the likes of Pago Pago, Fiji, New Caledonia, and so on?

How much do you figure you need the extra AA power if you DO meet enemy air opposition?
How long until the next upgrade after that - would doing them singly run into the next upgrade?
Can you get away with a 3-3 split, or a 2-2-2 and be comfortable with the number of carriers you have available to take on the enemy?
How much LBA do you have to take care of the bases between P-P and New Caledonia?


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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/6/2018 11:06:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Semi-strategic musing:

All 6 USN fleet carriers have ~21 day long upgrades in October 1942. Should we just do them all at once to have the fleet ready for late '42 action, or one at a time so there is a substantial carrier force ready to oppose landings at the likes of Pago Pago, Fiji, New Caledonia, and so on?

How much do you figure you need the extra AA power if you DO meet enemy air opposition?
All in all they are Very big upgrades. Lots of 40 mm's involved.

How long until the next upgrade after that - would doing them singly run into the next upgrade?
Early '43, but I am really concerned about battles by the end of '42/at the very beginning of '43 around auto-vic time.

Can you get away with a 3-3 split, or a 2-2-2 and be comfortable with the number of carriers you have available to take on the enemy?
What I'm struggling with is this: no attrition to the IJN carriers to speak of, so if I have 3 or 4 carriers ready is that even enough or does it have to be all 6?

How much LBA do you have to take care of the bases between P-P and New Caledonia?
Between those two the substantial one is Suva. Pretty well defended, good fortifications, and I suppose the DB squadrons (two, I think) from Pago Pago could transfer in then back out after a couple of strikes on an invading force.

Pago Pago is a hard target and should last a while. Noumea will quickly be a fairly hard target which should last a while (I will be sending large supply convoys there soon after the troops land so they arrive after the occupation is pretty well known).





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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/7/2018 4:39:38 AM   
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Given your concerns about a concentrated KB and the need for AA, plus the last statements about LBA and other things hardening your SoPac bases, it sounds like upgrading all six is the way to go.

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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/7/2018 12:40:59 PM   
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Thanks.

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RE: 1942 September 14 - 12/7/2018 1:07:26 PM   
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Given your concerns about a concentrated KB and the need for AA, plus the last statements about LBA and other things hardening your SoPac bases, it sounds like upgrading all six is the way to go.


+1

I concur for what it is worth. I think the Allied AA can really turn the tide of any naval clash...and provide that little bit extra for stray land based attacks.

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RE: 1942 September 15 - 12/8/2018 1:40:01 AM   
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1942 September 15

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Japanese forces CAPTURE Patung !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• All USN destroyers have finished upgrades, as has BB South Dakota.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• We are going to beef up defenses at Suva. With base expansion Suva is now worth 975 VP to the Empire.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Only one supply hit.
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 18

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• The convoy of US support units will make Noumea in 1 1/2 days; the area is free of submarine contacts as far as Sydney (contact there) and no surface contacts all the way to the edge of search past the Solomons.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Friends are beginning to help.
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Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 23

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 13

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• The armour is trying to wear us down.
quote:


Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 31526 troops, 362 guns, 823 vehicles, Assault Value = 893

Defending force 50721 troops, 226 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1404

Japanese adjusted assault: 119

Allied adjusted defense: 2752

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 23

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

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 73 (3 destroyed, 70 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1086 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
15th Division
12th Tank Regiment
39th Division
9th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
72nd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment


• Zombie factory.
quote:


Ground combat at 79,49 (near Changteh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27938 troops, 227 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 767

Defending force 19107 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Japanese adjusted assault: 692

Allied adjusted defense: 505

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
324 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
284 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
40th Division
28th Division

Defending units:
26th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps


• We do hold the line here, with air support too!
quote:


Ground combat at 64,45 (near Paoshan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20814 troops, 262 guns, 747 vehicles, Assault Value = 875

Defending force 16482 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 547

Japanese adjusted assault: 218

Allied adjusted defense: 976

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
2289 casualties reported
Squads: 52 destroyed, 290 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 24 (2 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 102 (14 destroyed, 88 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
333 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Division
18th/B Division
18th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
33rd/C Division
19th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
18th/C Division
3rd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
54th Chinese Corps


• The Imperials finally figured out Patung was empty.
quote:


Ground combat at Patung (81,46)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 183 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 13

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Patung !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st Raiding Rgt /1



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

• They weren't spotted and Nurani was lucky to evade the strike.
quote:


Submarine attack near Karachi at 38,9

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAK Nurani

xAK Nurani is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nurani


• Discovery?
quote:


Morning Air attack on Chittagong Fortress, at 55,41 (Chittagong)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 200th Chinese Division ...
Also attacking Chittagong Fortress ...

If the Admiral's staff examined this battle closely he now knows there are Chinese Army units operating in India.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Post #: 1216
RE: 1942 September 15 - 12/8/2018 1:08:10 PM   
zuluhour


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From: Maryland
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Interesting on the carrier upgrades....I have been doing them as soon as practical. On the other hand I need them
to bait/lure KB whenever possible to execute landings in different arenas. The whole thing about AV is just beginning
to set in for me, and its only July! I would not be worrying except for China. I did not take into account all the losses
I am taking there. I have some short 10 day upgrades underway now which should be perfect timing for my summer
OPs but I am unclear how I will/can execute the fall missions. I have never felt the lack of engineers in any other
game I have played until this one. There is so much to be expanded to get LBA up in the Pacific and Oz. Francois
most likely has a heads up what is built up and what lays fallow. I do feel that if I have planned properly it will not
matter as he cannot be three places at once with his flat tops.

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Post #: 1217
RE: 1942 September 16 - 12/10/2018 2:16:32 AM   
witpqs


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1942 September 16

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Yasawa Islands.

• All convoys report no contacts.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Good supply hits.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2
B-17E Fortress x 13
B-24D Liberator x 29

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• The convoy with support units has two hexes to Noumea so should begin unloading tonight. The convoy with the USA 41st Division will leave Raoul Island tonight with intention of arriving at Noumea when the port is ready for it. The convoy with the USMC 3rd Division will remain at Raoul Island until a similar trigger point.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Friends!
quote:


Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 23

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

quote:


Morning Air attack on 18th/C Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

• Pollution in the shipping lanes.
quote:


ASW attack near Karachi at 38,5

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
ML No. 214
ML No. 245
ML No. 230

SS I-165 is located by ML No. 214
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub and abandons search
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Yup, the Empire is aware.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 36th Chinese Division, at 56,42 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb


• It seems the Imperial Guards Division is aboard ships moving to Rangoon.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Post #: 1218
RE: 1942 September 17 - 12/11/2018 2:36:54 AM   
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1942 September 17

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Good supply hits again.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 19

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Unloading began well at Noumea but will take several more days. The sub contact near Belep Islands, off the northern end of New Caledonia is untimely. In 2 1/2 days the USA 41st Inf Div convoy arrives at Noumea.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Looks like they are swapping out some units; we should have an infantry unit with more A/T guns in place in two days.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 15

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Ouch!
quote:


Ground combat at 80,47 (near Patung)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34848 troops, 242 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 1097

Defending force 15171 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 452

Japanese adjusted assault: 896

Allied adjusted defense: 112

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1222 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
7428 casualties reported
Squads: 168 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 189 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (6 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 5
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
58th Infantry Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Division
22nd/A Division

Defending units:
67th Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Group Army
Lusu War Area
12th Construction Regiment


• Ouch again!
quote:


Ground combat at 79,49 (near Changteh)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 27575 troops, 227 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 726

Defending force 18454 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Japanese adjusted assault: 1262

Allied adjusted defense: 199

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
439 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6009 casualties reported
Squads: 241 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 214 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 19 (17 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
40th Division
28th Division

Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps



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

• With our LRCAP in place over Chinese Army units there was no air strike. I assume sweeps will come first.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Post #: 1219
RE: 1942 September 18 - 12/12/2018 2:50:10 AM   
witpqs


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1942 September 18

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• Good supply hits.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 27

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Unloading goes very well at Noumea. Even though several more days might be required for the current convoy the amount of naval support and shore party will move things as fast as possible. The USA 41st Div convoy will arrive late tomorrow and clog the port even more.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Showing the flag.
quote:


ASW attack near Djailolo at 78,100

Japanese Ships
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark

Captain of SS Shark elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



China
• keeping it up.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• We fool them!
quote:


Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 82 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 24

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 27000 feet



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Post #: 1220
RE: 1942 September 18 - 12/12/2018 1:40:33 PM   
Macclan5


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Hmm to your earlier points:

i) Chittagong is under air attack and sweeps

ii) SigInt (?) indicates Imperial Guard on way to Rangoon... not just to sit there clearly.

iii) Port Blair - unsure of your recon there - but the "left shoulder is secure" for the Empire if making a move into India.


At the same time:

iv) China is 'in hand' with the troops your opponent has ?

v) The Australian adventure seems inevitably doomed as you are effectively hitting supply dumps and support.


Personally - obviously an opinion only - I would read this series of events that:

India to Calcutta Offence is imminent - especially with China in hand

The Australian gambit that never really made it past the north shore was always a diversion to force you to split troop / airforce concentrations from striking early into the Gilberts / Marshalls / Solomon Islands

I would assume China / India / plus points gained to date pushes your opponent into range of auto-victory and the remaining troops / supply / shipping is dedicated to building incredibly strong interlocking defense on the pacific islands in case AV falls just short.

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Post #: 1221
RE: 1942 September 18 - 12/12/2018 6:21:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5

Hmm to your earlier points:

i) Chittagong is under air attack and sweeps
Sweeps, yes, but this only started when a Chinese Army unit was discovered just outside Chittagong via air strike and the strikes on Chittagong have been aimed at troops, presumably to ID more units there. The initial air strike might have been instigated by recon picking up the unit moving into the jungle. Because of that I find these events ambiguous; they certainly would be consistent with an impending Imperial offensive but could just be due to the discovery of our activities.

ii) SigInt (?) indicates Imperial Guard on way to Rangoon... not just to sit there clearly.
Agree. The first SigInt of this I noted occurred after the discovery of our Chinese Army units' moving into Burma so the Imperial Guards deployment could be a reaction to that.

iii) Port Blair - unsure of your recon there - but the "left shoulder is secure" for the Empire if making a move into India.
I have no recon of Port Blair. With my imperfect understanding of the IJ order of battle, I *think* the IJN has enough carriers to engage us in the central Pacific and cover an invasion of the Chittagong/Calcutta area. Especially with their submarine recon telling them the RN fleet is on the western side of India. What do you think?


At the same time:

iv) China is 'in hand' with the troops your opponent has ?
I think so. Hard to say how much longer I can hold, and hard to say if I can hole the mountain redoubt.

v) The Australian adventure seems inevitably doomed as you are effectively hitting supply dumps and support.
I believe this was never a serious adventure, but only a delaying offensive. Which does not rule out an Australian adventure proper, but NW Australia is almost like a large island unto itself.


Personally - obviously an opinion only - I would read this series of events that:

India to Calcutta Offence is imminent - especially with China in hand
Thanks. My tea leaves are murky.

The Australian gambit that never really made it past the north shore was always a diversion to force you to split troop / airforce concentrations from striking early into the Gilberts / Marshalls / Solomon Islands
The only ground troops deployed to Australia have been to counter a proper Australian adventure, especially bearing in mind getting troops there in time after an adventure began might prove difficult or impossible. The 4EB I have sent to Australia because, unless I sent them to SE Asia, they could not have been used against the enemy. Even in the central Pacific the bases and ranges mean they could not be used for some time after capture, because - most likely - there would be a greater need for other types of aircraft, especially fighters.

I would assume China / India / plus points gained to date pushes your opponent into range of auto-victory and the remaining troops / supply / shipping is dedicated to building incredibly strong interlocking defense on the pacific islands in case AV falls just short.
Agree, so taking pains to make sure point-rich areas in India, Australia, and the Pacific are hard, costly targets over which a fight would net-benefit us.



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Post #: 1222
RE: 1942 September 19 - 12/14/2018 2:14:43 AM   
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1942 September 19

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii
• Enemy sub activity near Niihau, Pearl Harbor, Lahaina, San Diego.

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• The support troop convoy has only a few supply left to unload! The USA 41st Division is in port and will begin unloading tonight. The USMC 3rd Division will depart Raoul Island for Noumea tonight.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fuel unloading at Melbourne.

• A couple of supply hits.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 21

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

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

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Still no enemy CAP.
quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 63,45 , near Bhamo

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *


• Urumchi sees more pressure.
quote:


Ground combat at Urumchi (79,11)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6693 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 414

Defending force 11114 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 320

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
303rd Brigade
259th Brigade
9th Separate Brigade
5th Chinese Base Force
19th Chinese Base Force


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1942 September 20 - 12/14/2018 8:52:49 PM   
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1942 September 20

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Aoba Island, Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Good hits but not the supply hits we want.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 23

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• More than half of the USA 41st Div unloaded at Noumea in one day. It will be a little more than two days until the USMC 3rd Div convoy arrives so the port should be ready on their arrival. For stacking reasons the 41st will move to La Foa as soon as they can march.

• For the last two days there has been a convoy at Wyndham apparently pulling out troops. Are they moving to Darwin in anticipation of Allied ground offensives or pulling out of NW Australia altogether?


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Still no aerial defense.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 4th Tank Regiment, at 63,45 , near Bhamo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 20000 feet *

quote:


Morning Air attack on 33rd/C Division, at 63,45 , near Bhamo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 4

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Held the line!
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44179 troops, 407 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 1210

Defending force 27531 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 584

Japanese adjusted assault: 612

Allied adjusted defense: 835

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1959 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 198 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (8 destroyed, 38 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
407 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Tank Regiment
3rd/A Division
11th Division
3rd/B Division
25th Division
3rd/C Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Post #: 1224
RE: 1942 September 21 - 12/15/2018 1:42:41 AM   
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Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
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1942 September 21

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• A troop convoy is loading at San Francisco for Suva, a high value target for the Empire.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• That tanker sure was a big target...
quote:


Sub attack near Ebadon at 130,113

Japanese Ships
TK Moji Maru
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo

SS Wahoo launches 2 torpedoes at TK Moji Maru
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amagiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Keep draining supply.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 21

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 5

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• Only the two largest vessels in the USA 41st Div convoy at Noumea have more unloading to accomplish and they probably will finish tomorrow. The USMC 3rd Div convoy will arrive tomorrow and begin unloading at once. No enemy forces sighted in the area other than submarines a few days ago, and they were not close.

• There are three units at about one regiment's strength remaining at Wyndham.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• This is interesting. Ops losses included brought the total to 7 to 5 in our favor. Also notice the Empire trying it's own sweeps. Their strikes are not shown but they obviously took steps to get their strikes in ahead of the ground assault.
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Raid is overhead

quote:


Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 27000 feet

quote:


Morning Air attack on 18th/B Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 20

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes


• Looking at the details, I think the casualties in this battle favored us. Especially pleasing are the vehicles casualties on their side versus no gun casualties on our side. All of our A/T guns survived in operating condition.
quote:


Ground combat at 64,45 (near Paoshan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15059 troops, 227 guns, 667 vehicles, Assault Value = 576

Defending force 21137 troops, 92 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 714

Japanese adjusted assault: 310

Allied adjusted defense: 847

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 33 (1 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
348 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Tank Division
2nd Tank Regiment
19th Tank Regiment
18th/B Division
14th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment
18th/C Division
3rd Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
54th Chinese Corps
28th New Chinese Division


• We've bought out the 2nd Reserve Division (at Kunming) which will be flown out to India to join their expeditionary mates.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• Chittagong has built level 6 fortifications and will switch to airfield building.

• Upgraded a squadron to P-38F but it will be some days before they are ready for action.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1942 September 22 - 12/15/2018 7:19:51 PM   
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1942 September 22

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Troop convoy for Suva has only a little supply left to load then will depart San Francisco.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Lots of radio traffic at Truk.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Reef Islands,

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Pressure.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-24D Liberator x 23

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


• USMC 3rd Div has made great progress unloading at Noumea, estimate two more including all supplies. The convoy which carried the USA 41st Div has departed.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• We lose this one but not badly; most of all the squadron needs to rest while aircraft come ready. Perhaps the P-38F squadron will be ready when the P-40K squadron flies again.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Regiment, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

quote:


Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 20

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 174 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 86 minutes

Notice the evidence for this being LRCAP!

• And again they sweep.
quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M3a Zero sweeping at 27000 feet


• The line holds well!
quote:


Ground combat at 81,42 (near Ankang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45088 troops, 399 guns, 126 vehicles, Assault Value = 1287

Defending force 23512 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 777

Japanese adjusted assault: 717

Allied adjusted defense: 1645

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
3543 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 267 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
12th Division
24th Division
36th/B Division
36th/A Division
138th Infantry Regiment
36th/C Division

Defending units:
14th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps



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

• Headline from the Imperial Navy Gazette, "Submarine torpedoes ML, captain brought up on charges of wasting vital war materials!".
quote:


Sub attack near Karachi at 38,5

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
ML No. 245
ML No. 230

SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at ML No. 245
I-165 diving deep ....
ML No. 245 fails to find sub and abandons search
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 attacking submerged sub ....
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


ASW attack near Karachi at 38,5

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
ML No. 230
ML No. 245

SS I-165 is located by ML No. 230
ML No. 245 fails to find sub and abandons search
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 attacking submerged sub ....
ML No. 230 loses contact with SS I-165
ML No. 230 is out of ASW ammo
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 230 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


Sub attack near Karachi at 38,5

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
ML No. 214, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
ML No. 245

SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at ML No. 214
I-165 diving deep ....
ML No. 245 attacking submerged sub ....
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


ASW attack near Karachi at 38,5

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
ML No. 245

SS I-165 is sighted by escort
I-165 diving deep ....
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ML No. 245 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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