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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 5:21:35 AM   
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OH NO! Mengtze is about to fall! All is lost!

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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 3:11:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

OH NO! Mengtze is about to fall! All is lost!

Still holding Mengtze - don't worry, don't worry!

You have a girlfriend there?

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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 4:01:57 PM   
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I feel like we're in a 'phony war' period. except for China, of course, where the Empire is relentlessly pushing.

So the big plan currently is to push into the Marshalls and Gilberts as soon as the major warships get their October '42 upgrades. We also should have at least 2 additional USN CVE on line by then, at least they can help with CAP and ferrying flight-ready fighters to captured airfields.

That whole operation should get a series of fights rolling. In NW Australia we have over 300 AV in armored units (some of that infantry type squads) ready to move on either Darwin or Wyndham or both. While they have been recovering and supply building up at Katherine (now over 500 supply) two AA units (one light, one heavy) have been marching up from the rail head at Alice Springs. They still have a few weeks to go.

Darwin still has a division in defense, but it looks like the recent shipping activity at Wyndham has reduced the commitment there to a regiment. We can overwhelm the defenses at Wyndham more quickly, but will probably suffer greater attrition from air strikes from in Koepang. Darwin we can rush to more quickly. There are currently 28 Imperial fighters seen at Wyndham. The airfield at Darwin is 100% damaged and we have split the assignments as B-24's to ground attack while the B-17's continue airfield suppression. There are far more B-24's than B-17's in the mix now (all at Cloncurry). The 4EB at Alice Springs are all ferrying supply to Katherine as are the 2EB there.

So that decision, Darwin or Wyndham first, is open. Comments?

In SE Asia notice Kalemyo, recently captured by enemy paratroops, changed loyalties back to our side. No more Imperial forces at Kalemyo! Recon shows only the Imperial 148th Infantry Regiment (opposing our Chinese Army spearhead). So unless it begins later there will be no cross-border India invasion along the frontier, although the Arakan is still a possibility with its access to ports.

As greater combat power of Chinese Army units become available we will feed them into the jungle behind Akyab with the aim of tying up Imperial on or near the Burma plain. We are currently airlifting another small Chinese Army unit from China to India and another will follow right after. They will go through the same process of building up in Calcutta before being deployed. I think our India defenses are currently strong and flexible. With the augmentation of Chinese Army forces we can begin to pressure the Empire in Burma and still hold a stout defense. Comments?

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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 5:47:26 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

OH NO! Mengtze is about to fall! All is lost!

Still holding Mengtze - don't worry, don't worry!

You have a girlfriend there?

Yeah, she promised she love me long time if I go there ...

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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 5:53:00 PM   
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How long have the Japanese been in Darwin? Is fort level a consideration?
If you can LRCAP Wyndham from Katherine or the base north of there it might be better to attack that and try to isolate the troops at Darwin. Let him lose ships and aircraft trying to extract them when you have Wyndham and Feni (or whatever it's called).
Of course all this depend on the availability of fighters and air support for multiple bases ... your call.

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RE: 1942 September 26 - 12/21/2018 7:10:20 PM   
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How long have the Japanese been in Darwin? Is fort level a consideration?
If you can LRCAP Wyndham from Katherine or the base north of there it might be better to attack that and try to isolate the troops at Darwin. Let him lose ships and aircraft trying to extract them when you have Wyndham and Feni (or whatever it's called).
Of course all this depend on the availability of fighters and air support for multiple bases ... your call.

Good food for thought. He has too many fighters at Wyndham for me to LRCAP it, but the rest makes sense. Fenton we have, just a dot-base. I wonder how much protection those two AA units will afford?

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RE: 1942 September 27 - 12/22/2018 3:17:55 AM   
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1942 September 27

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• 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.

• Our bombing of Darwin continues and has begun making the 4td Division take casualties.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Aerial and ground bombardments.


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

• We swept a CAP trap which was waiting for our 2EB to make another strike on the Imperial Inf Rgt in the jungle. The tally was 11 to 2.
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Morning Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 57,44 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 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



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 September 28 - 12/23/2018 1:09:19 AM   
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1942 September 28

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, San Francisco.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• They missed again!
quote:


Sub attack near San Francisco at 216,72

Japanese Ships
SS I-6

Allied Ships
xAK Surada
xAK Tanfield
xAK Pundit
xAK Jalarashmi
xAK Haresfield
xAK Garmula
xAK Congella
xAK Alice Moller
xAKL Island Mail
AM Advent

SS I-6 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Surada
AM Advent fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Advent fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Advent fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Advent attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-6 eludes ASW attack from AM Advent
AM Advent attacking submerged sub ....
AM Advent cannot reach attack position over SS I-6
Escort abandons search for sub



Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• They know we're there.
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ASW attack near Ponape at 119,109

Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish

SS Sailfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kuretake
DD Kuretake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuretake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuretake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuretake fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuretake 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 Brisbane.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Still hitting the 4th Div and Darwin airfields.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Hellacious bombardments, same as every day.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 September 29 - 12/24/2018 12:25:42 AM   
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1942 September 29

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Bombardment and maneuvering pressure continues.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 September 30 - 12/24/2018 3:18:48 AM   
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1942 September 30

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.

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• The 4th Div at Darwin is taking damage every day from our 4EB.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• More serious aerial opposition. The newly ready P-38F squadron will sweep tomorrow.
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Morning Air attack on 18th/B Division, at 64,45 , near Paoshan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 9

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
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 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Raid is overhead

Uchida R. in a Ki-44-IIa Tojo makes head on attack ... forces B-17F Fortress out of formation

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M3a 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 27000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 112 minutes
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead


• That is one very big tank division. Looks like the base will fall soon.
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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42279 troops, 495 guns, 490 vehicles, Assault Value = 1410

Defending force 38611 troops, 105 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 755

Japanese adjusted assault: 535

Allied adjusted defense: 442

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
175 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
35th Division
6th Division
102nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Division
22nd/B Division
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
20th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
7th War Area
6th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
17th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


• Shoulda been zombies.
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Ground combat at 79,48 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 27865 troops, 227 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 759

Defending force 12981 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Japanese adjusted assault: 629

Allied adjusted defense: 47

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
381 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4506 casualties reported
Squads: 221 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 230 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 25 (12 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
40th Division
28th Division

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


• They are breaking toward the plain.
quote:


Ground combat at 80,46 (near Patung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 17409 troops, 114 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 937

Defending force 2598 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

Japanese adjusted assault: 956

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 95 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
247 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1374 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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

Defending units:
63rd Chinese Corps
12th Construction Regiment



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

• Would have been good to scuttle that one.
quote:


Sub vs Sub: SS O21 attacking SS I-166 at 53,55 - near Rangoon

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O21

SS O21 launches 4 torpedoes at 4,000 yards



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 October 01 - 12/24/2018 8:01:30 PM   
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1942 October 01

INVADED
Chihkiang, Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Japanese forces CAPTURE Chihkiang !!!



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Let's see how long this takes!
quote:


CV Lexington beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CV Saratoga beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CV Yorktown beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CV Enterprise beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CV Hornet beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CV Wasp beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
BB South Dakota beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Portland beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Indianapolis beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Salt Lake City beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA New Orleans beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Astoria beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Minneapolis beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA San Francisco beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Quincy beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CA Vincennes beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CL Honolulu beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CL Phoenix beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
CL Nashville beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
DD Stack beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
DD Sterett beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
DD Wilson beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor
DD Lang beginning refit in shipyard at Pearl Harbor



Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• There were no more Imperial fighters in the skies over Darwin today.
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Chitose 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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
16th Sentai 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.
Raid is overhead


• The 4th Div at Darwin continues receiving a steady pounding by our B-24's.

• In response to our successful fighter sweep of Darwin the Empire now shows 52 fighters at Wyndham. There had been 28 for many days previously. Both P-38 squadrons (E and F models) with 45 ready aircraft at Tennant Creek are ordered to sweep Wyndham. I hope supply there will be adequate for the drop tanks. The 4EB at Cloncurry will continue to target facilities and troops at Darwin.

• Noumea now has fortifications 4 and La Foa 2. Much supply is en route to Noumea. Noumea also has a fighter sqn which arrived there and the pilots are training hard. they will be swapped out for experienced stick jockeys if the Empire shows up.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Ouch!
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Ground combat at Chihkiang (78,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42124 troops, 495 guns, 489 vehicles, Assault Value = 1390

Defending force 38403 troops, 105 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 737

Japanese adjusted assault: 2205

Allied adjusted defense: 325

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chihkiang !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1557 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Allied ground losses:
11964 casualties reported
Squads: 409 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 585 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 46 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 10 (8 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 10
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
102nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Division
6th Division
35th Division
22nd/B Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
4th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th War Area
5th Construction Regiment
6th Construction Regiment
20th Group Army
6th War Area
17th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


• We are beginning redeployment of our defenders east of the Chungking plain in anticipation of falling back to the western mountains.


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

• That Imperial Rgt continues closing on our Chinese Army spearhead in the jungle west of the Burma plain. We have more than 800 AV waiting for it and should have more than 1,150 to receive it by the time it arrives.

• Airlift of another bought out Chinese Army unit has begun after one just finished.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 October 01 - 12/24/2018 11:56:22 PM   
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Looks like PH shipyard will be working over time for a few weeks.

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RE: 1942 October 01 - 12/25/2018 12:56:18 AM   
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Looks like PH shipyard will be working over time for a few weeks.

Turns out most only needed the shipyard to get running and are able to proceed pierside. The Lexington's are the big exceptions.

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RE: 1942 October 02 - 12/25/2018 2:31:25 AM   
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1942 October 02

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• The P-38 fighter sweeps found empty skies over Wyndham. Recon shows empty airfields as well.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Closer to being zombies.
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Ground combat at 78,48 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1152 troops, 0 guns, 213 vehicles, Assault Value = 120

Defending force 9181 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Japanese adjusted assault: 110

Allied adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
1778 casualties reported
Squads: 120 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 141 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment

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



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

• Don't know what this DD is attached to.
quote:


ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,56

Japanese Ships
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
SS O24

SS O24 is sighted by escort
DD Yamagumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamagumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamagumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamagumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamagumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1942 October 03 - 12/27/2018 1:53:23 AM   
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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Fighting back against the hunter.
quote:


ASW attack near Ponape at 121,109

Japanese Ships
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
SS Tuna

SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at DD Amagiri
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
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
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Heavy weather grounded (or scrubbed - darned ops losses) most everything in NW Australia. There are a few fighters back at Wyndham, so apparently the Empire was shuffling resources.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya
• Nice targets!
quote:


Sub attack near Donggala at 68,98

Japanese Ships
AO Shiretoko
TK Syoyo Maru
TK San Diego Maru
PB Eiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sargo

SS Sargo launches 4 torpedoes at AO Shiretoko
Sargo diving deep ....
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
• They strike and maneuver.


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

• Our Chinese Army spearhead is all in place digging in, and numbers more than 1,170 AV. We eagerly await the arrival of the Imperial regiment!


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I have some time and no turn today so here are a few pics of the current situation.

First, China. We are in the early stages of pulling the army out of the good defensive terrain to the east of the Chungking plain. They must begin making for the mountain redoubt or we will not have sufficient strength to hold it and keep Imperial troops tied up there.




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Burma and the mountain redoubt in China. Notice the additional avenues of approach on Paoshan. I keep waiting for Imperial troops to show up along the western road into Kunming too.

I am hoping more than 2,000 AV pushing into Burma from the Arakan divert significant Imperial resources.




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RE: 1942 October 03 - 12/28/2018 1:03:56 AM   
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NW Australia. Notice the two AA units approaching Daly Waters from the south. When they arrive the armor will advance.

I think the target will be Darwin because it will be a much shorter march and therefore fewer days of enemy air strikes to endure once movement is noticed.




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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• No fighters seen at Wyndham; Darwin and 4th Div hit again; AA units marching smartly.

• Imperial subs reconnoitering both Sydney and Melbourne has not been seen in a while.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• If only they wait we will soon abandon this position.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40174 troops, 323 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 1269

Defending force 27029 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555

Japanese adjusted assault: 706

Allied adjusted defense: 880

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2976 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 188 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled

Allied ground losses:
798 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 110 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th Division
17th Division
17th Tank Regiment
59th Infantry Brigade
34th/A Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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



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

• Sweeps against enemy CAP across the river from Paoshan do well. The CAP earlier kept the B-17's from getting hits on the troops but the B-17F is stout.


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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Anti-autovic base building is proceeding well with the many USA and USN construction units which are still stateside moving from base to base attempting to max out building rates at as many bases as possible. Right now a number of SeaBee units are boarding trains for Las Vegas because, well, you know. Construction units are on their way to Kona to build up Kona and Hilo. A base engineering unit is moving from PH to Lihue.

• 16 days until the carriers and other warships are ready, sole exception being SoDak which is estimated for 21 days remaining in upgrade.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• It should be less than 2 weeks until the first reinforcement convoy makes Suva.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• A sample: we are getting good hits on the 4th Div. Assignments are still B-24's on ground attack and B-17's on airfield attack.
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 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 23

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Runway hits 7

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

Also attacking 4th Division ...
Also attacking Darwin ...
Also attacking 4th Division ...

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2
B-24D Liberator x 8

No Allied losses

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

Runway hits 4

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

Also attacking 4th Division ...



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Tank heavy assault.
quote:


Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33683 troops, 364 guns, 930 vehicles, Assault Value = 1108

Defending force 46092 troops, 158 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1109

Japanese adjusted assault: 158

Allied adjusted defense: 1291

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 8

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

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 80 (2 destroyed, 78 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1396 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 134 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
15th Division
15th Tank Regiment
39th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
44th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
27th Group Army
14th Construction Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment


• We are starting more units on the long journey to the mountain redoubt.


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

• Ground unit withdrawals are a pain to deal with when keeping required garrisons adequate.

• In spite of good recon skill, I am unable to get any good recon out of the Lysander II sqns. Hopefully the ones without a target would at least spot eny enemy units trying to slip in.


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RE: 1942 October 06 - 1/2/2019 2:17:06 PM   
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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contact except the troop convoy heading for Kona has DL 1/1.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• 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.

• Fighter opposition over Darwin but it vanishes from Wyndham by the end of the day.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Knew this was coming. Must delay the steamroller and secure the mountain redoubt.
quote:


Ground combat at 77,50 (near Chihkiang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 52873 troops, 624 guns, 483 vehicles, Assault Value = 1641

Defending force 26593 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 446

Japanese adjusted assault: 871

Allied adjusted defense: 304

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2556 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 244 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
8906 casualties reported
Squads: 358 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 304 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (9 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 10

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division
1st Tank Division
102nd Infantry Regiment
35th Division
9th Division
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
17th Group Army
7th War Area
6th Construction Regiment
5th Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force


• We keep holding here, facilitating an orderly withdrawal of nearby forces.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38481 troops, 323 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 1103

Defending force 26288 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 472

Japanese adjusted assault: 814

Allied adjusted defense: 1276

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1661 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
962 casualties reported
Squads: 58 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th Division
59th Infantry Brigade
17th Tank Regiment
17th Division
34th/A Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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


• More units told to make for the mountains.


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

• Still waiting for that Rgt to contact our Chinese Army spearhead. Of course it could be decoy movement.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Another oil route discovered.
quote:


Sub attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
DD Teruzuki
AO Naruto
TK Ayazono Maru
TK Ceram Maru

Allied Ships
SS Grunion

SS Grunion launches 4 torpedoes at DD Teruzuki
Grunion diving deep ....
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: 1942 October 07 - 1/3/2019 2:21:38 AM   
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Overall
• No carrier sightings. Sqn Hosho-1 in action over Darwin.


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

• 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 Reef Islands, Torres Islands, Noumea.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Sadly, the Empire is pulling out of Darwin. The 4th Div appears completely gone in just one day, a good show. There are 5 units at Darwin with 1,650 troops. Our two closest armoured units are starting to move on Darwin (from 3 hexes out) at full speed. Our bombers are re-targeting whatever ground units are there plus the port facilities (airfield 100% damaged). Nearby subs are rushing into Darwin to hit the two convoys there, which might both be fast transport. Effective Zero cover took 4x B-24D versus 3x Zero's. The P-38E Sqn will sweep tomorrow.

• Wyndham has 3 ships in port, AP, AK, and xAK. The 4EB at Alice Springs will hit the port tomorrow with the P-38F Sqn sweeping.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Bombardments and air strikes; we move to try and stay ahead of the carnage.


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

• A second units has appeared opposite our Chinese Army spearhead, this one heading NE. It appears the original unit is still there and still heading NW.


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RE: 1942 October 08 - 1/3/2019 7:58:26 PM   
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Overall
• CVE Hosho sighted just west of Darwin.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• The first Suva reinforcement convoy appears less than a week out.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• A very confused day of combat around Darwin. And now - Darwin recon shows about 12,000 troops present! Are they pulling out? Are they swapping units? There are lots of fighters at Wyndham now. Bad weather likely kept our bombers from striking Darwin (our sweeps out of Tennant Creek did not fly either).
quote:


ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu
CL Yura
DD Kagero
DD Makinami

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, hits 4

SS Sturgeon is sighted by escort
DD Kagero fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Makinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Makinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Makinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Makinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Makinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


TF 21 encounters mine field at Darwin (76,124)

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, Mine hits 1

quote:


ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124

Japanese Ships
E Saga
PB Chiyo Maru #4
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Teia Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
DD Asagao
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray is sighted by escort
DD Asagao fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ayanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


Sub attack near Darwin at 75,124

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
DD Samidare
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Shikinami
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho
DD Shikinami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


TF 132 encounters mine field at Darwin (76,124)

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


• Good results at Wyndham.
quote:


Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AV Sagara Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Port hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

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


• Our two advancing armoured units have halted in Fenton. North Territory Cmd (100% prepared for Darwin) will move up from Katherine to Fenton.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• The Empire appears to be shifting assets to the Kweiyang vector of attack.


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

• From viewing hex side ownership it looks like that IJA Rgt has contacted our Chinese Army spearhead, but - despite having 5 units there - we have no scouting of them being in the same hex! We are reallocating some higher-quality aerial recon assets; targeting a number of 2EB; the hex is already covered by LRCAP; the enemy unit is already targeted by Sweep; admn ordering all units to make a deliberate assault.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia
• Small, agile target.
quote:


Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 104,78

Japanese Ships
PB Kiso Maru

Allied Ships
SS Drum

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



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1942 October 09

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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• About 5 days for the first reinforcement convoy to make Suva.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• So the 4th division is still at Darwin.
quote:


TF 256 encounters mine field at Darwin (76,124)

Allied Ships
SS S-46, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

quote:


Sub attack near Truscott at 70,123

Japanese Ships
AV Sagara Maru, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

AV Sagara Maru is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at AV Sagara Maru

quote:


Morning Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 13
B-24D Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 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 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

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

Port hits 1

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

CAP engaged:
252 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 4th/B Division ...
Also attacking Darwin ...
Also attacking 26th Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 4th/C Division ...
Also attacking 4th/B Division ...
Also attacking 4th/C Division ...

quote:


Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged

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

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

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
252 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes

Also attacking 4th/C Division ...
Also attacking 32nd JAAF AF Coy ...


• Wyndham is now empty of ships.
quote:


Morning Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8

No Allied losses

Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 22

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Smashed out of the way ignominiously. Yes, ignominiously.
quote:


Ground combat at 76,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 39784 troops, 523 guns, 479 vehicles, Assault Value = 1181

Defending force 54466 troops, 172 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1079

Japanese adjusted assault: 604

Allied adjusted defense: 253

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1552 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 144 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled

Allied ground losses:
15834 casualties reported
Squads: 309 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 696 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 36 (21 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Units retreated 14

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Division
1st Tank Division
102nd Infantry Regiment
9th Division
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
4th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Group Army
17th Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
32nd Group Army
16th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force


• We still extract a price in most places.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41003 troops, 337 guns, 174 vehicles, Assault Value = 1602

Defending force 25396 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 412

Japanese adjusted assault: 331

Allied adjusted defense: 1099

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
1311 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 185 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (4 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
762 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 85 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
37th Division
17th Tank Regiment
59th Infantry Brigade
34th/A Division
17th Division
11th Division
41st/B Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

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



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

• One wrecked regiment.
quote:


Morning Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

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

quote:


Morning Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 15

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7
Blenheim IV x 26
P-40E Warhawk x 10

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Blenheim I bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 44

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
P-400 Airacobra x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 10

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Afternoon Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 56,43 , near Chittagong

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 10

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

quote:


Ground combat at 56,43 (near Chittagong)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 29858 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1083

Defending force 3739 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Allied adjusted assault: 827

Japanese adjusted defense: 127

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1443 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
569 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
96th Chinese Division
36th Chinese Division
200th Chinese Division
22nd New Chinese Division
88th Chinese Division

Defending units:
148th Infantry Regiment



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RE: 1942 October 10 - 1/4/2019 7:20:01 PM   
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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Sydney Island, Nanumea.

• 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.

• Lots of air opposition over Darwin. With the air od a late sweep we came out on top, even destroying a Nick on the ground at Wyndham.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Imperial units cross the river onto the Chungking plain in two adjacent hexes. They pay the price.
quote:


Ground combat at 79,45 (near Patung)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 10848 troops, 76 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 337

Defending force 39244 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1241

Japanese adjusted assault: 18

Allied adjusted defense: 877

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 48

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

Japanese ground losses:
4645 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 266 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 35 (1 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd/A Division

Defending units:
67th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Group Army


• Here the results are even more extreme.
quote:


Ground combat at 78,45 (near Chungking)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3882 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 13667 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 139

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99

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

Japanese ground losses:
3073 casualties reported
Squads: 108 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (11 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
58th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
12th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps


• In most circumstances a great opportunity to attack. But here surely the Empire will swarm bombers overhead to protect their beachhead. Supplies are good enough, so we attack in both spots.


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

• We lost a few fighters (P-40E and P-39D) to Tojo sweeps over our Chinese Army spearhead. Those groups have been on LRCAP for a long time and need a break anyway, so they, and the P-40K sweepers, will rest a few days then all go on LRCAP at higher altitudes.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• A returning (empty) convoy near San Francisco is in-hex with an enemy sub and has DL 4/4.

• 10 days for the carriers and most of the warships to complete upgrades; 15 days for South Dakota; 14 days for a bunch of APD.


Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Pago Pago.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• In two days the first reinforcement convoy should arrive at Suva. No nearby enemy activity detected.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• We laid a mine field this turn. 3 subs, might technically be 3 mine fields for them to find.
quote:


TF 28 encounters mine field at Darwin (76,124)

Japanese Ships
DD Kagero
DD Makinami

4 mines cleared


• Good sweeps over Darwin, still no contact for the sweeps over Wyndham. 4EB strikes on Darwin were good but none flew against Wyndham (weather?). Although Darwin port is now targeted the airfield is still 90% damaged. Wyndham airfield is 9% damaged.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• They probably had counted on making their river crossing before our force arrived. After being bushwhacked yesterday they had no chance today.
quote:


Ground combat at 78,45 (near Chungking)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13659 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Defending force 1779 troops, 13 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 386

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 386 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1191 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
58th Infantry Regiment


• Air strikes on our troops here were quite effective, but not enough.
quote:


Ground combat at 79,45 (near Patung)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38873 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1233

Defending force 7577 troops, 75 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 110

Japanese adjusted defense: 29

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2596 casualties reported
Squads: 156 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 89 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 25 (22 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
67th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
63rd Chinese Corps
38th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
26th Group Army

Defending units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
22nd/A Division


• Air strikes against our stack SE of Kweiyang inflicted huge casualties today. This axis of advance is just too fast for us.


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

• The stack opposing out Chinese Army spearhead appears to be a division plus the regiment we recently defeated. Rather than advancing into them our stack will slow walk (combat mode) for a while to pin them in place, then stop.


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Overall
• No carrier sightings, but Sqn Hosho-1 in action over Darwin, apparently from a carrier.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Hmmm.
quote:


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Pacific
• Enemy sub activity near Yasawa Islands.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Either late tonight or early tomorrow morning the first reinforcement convoy will arrive at Suva. An enemy submarine is probably just now rounding Fiji.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Chiyo Maru had a bad day.
quote:


Sub attack near Darwin at 75,123

Japanese Ships
PB Chiyo Maru #4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Saga
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
DD Asagao

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at PB Chiyo Maru #4
Skipjack bottoming out ....
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124

Japanese Ships
DD Asagao
E Saga
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray launches 2 torpedoes at DD Asagao
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CL Yura
DD Kagero

Allied Ships
SS Stingray, hits 2

SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at CA Maya
Stingray bottoming out ....
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kagero attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kagero fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

quote:


Submarine attack near Darwin at 75,123

Japanese Ships
PB Chiyo Maru #4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

PB Chiyo Maru #4 is sighted by SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes


• Sweeps over Darwin were good, dry hole again over Wyndham. Strikes on Darwin hit the port and the troops well, and the airfield recons as 100% damaged so whatever the truth it is still out of action. The strikes on Wyndham caught several Nicks on the ground and pasted the airfield otherwise.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Big trouble.
quote:


Ground combat at 75,50 (near Kweiyang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35460 troops, 485 guns, 479 vehicles, Assault Value = 1049

Defending force 62380 troops, 195 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1167

Japanese adjusted assault: 808

Allied adjusted defense: 154

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
879 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 148 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
18286 casualties reported
Squads: 676 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 864 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 40 (36 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 19

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Division
6th Division
9th Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
99th Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
7th War Area
33rd Group Army
12th Group Army
32nd Group Army
6th Construction Regiment
17th Chinese Base Force


• Sort of holding near Chungking.
quote:


Ground combat at 77,47 (near Chungking)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33906 troops, 365 guns, 934 vehicles, Assault Value = 1126

Defending force 43858 troops, 141 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 947

Japanese adjusted assault: 132

Allied adjusted defense: 1000

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 7

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

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 78 (5 destroyed, 73 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1085 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 115 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
39th Division
15th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
15th Division
13th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion

Defending units:
68th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
129th Red Chinese Division
10th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
20th Artillery Regiment
8th Construction Regiment
57th AT Gun Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment


• Still extracting a toll on this front.
quote:


Ground combat at 81,39 (near Tienshui)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 48853 troops, 430 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 1563

Defending force 25174 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 352

Japanese adjusted assault: 563

Allied adjusted defense: 628

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
2820 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
984 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
37th Division
17th Division
3rd Division
59th Infantry Brigade
17th Tank Regiment
34th/A Division
41st/B Division
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Chinese Corps
11th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area


• I think we are holding here too.
quote:


Ground combat at 64,45 (near Paoshan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11430 troops, 114 guns, 380 vehicles, Assault Value = 479

Defending force 21004 troops, 85 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 715

Japanese adjusted assault: 105

Allied adjusted defense: 1762

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 16

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 124 (8 destroyed, 116 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
18th/B Division
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
18th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
19th Tank Regiment
18th/C Division
30th Fld AA Gun Co
3rd Mortar Battalion

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


• How long will Kweiyang hold? From there will the Imperials turn toward the mountains or toward Chungking? Can we hold them on the mountain road?


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 October 12 - 1/9/2019 6:51:15 AM   
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witpqs:
• Hmmm.
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Las Vegas expands brothel to size 2




Oooo - haven't seen that one before. Can you provide the data for the size 2? How much money can be unloaded in one phase? or in one day? How much .... fluid? Is there a stacking limit? What support units are there? Can a Sub-Surface Combat customer reload there?

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RE: 1942 October 13 - 1/10/2019 3:27:14 AM   
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1942 October 13

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Tuyun, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• No carrier sightings.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Hard target.
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Sub attack near Ponape at 119,109

Japanese Ships
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
SS Sailfish

SS Sailfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Amagiri
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, c


• The reinforcement convoy has arrived at Suva and will begin unloading tomorrow. No enemy activity detected.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• So now the 4th Division is again no longer at Darwin and there are maybe 1,200 troops present. What happened? I am betting the Imperial staff messed up the loading and had to put everybody ashore, then do it again. Our two closest armour units are again racing to Darwin. The other six are setting off for Wyndham.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Only bombardments and air strikes today, as though the Empire exhausted itself with the carnage inflicted yesterday.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1942 October 14 - 1/11/2019 10:20:34 PM   
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1942 October 14

INVADED
Paoshan, Mengtze, Tuyun, Urumchi are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• CVE Hosho sighted 3 hexes NW of Darwin.


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

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Destroyers are back on line. One week until the carrieres and cruisers are back on line.


Pacific
• No enemy sub activity detected.

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Unloading at Suva is progressing swimmingly. The second troop convoy will arrive tomorrow and unloading will overlap for at least a day.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain
• Enemy sub activity near Tanna, Anatom, Noumea

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Missed it by *that* much!
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Sub attack near Darwin at 74,122

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
DD Samidare
DD Urakaze
DD Shikinami
DD Hibiki

Allied Ships
SS Salmon

SS Salmon launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shikinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Will they arrive before our armour?
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4/146th Infantry Regiment is loaded on a Aden Cargo class xAK moving to Darwin.



Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• 12 Imperial units seen at Kweiyang.


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


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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