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Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/2/2019 7:39:41 AM   
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LST.... wondering if these interesting looking ships that Ed is using to rescue his soldiers belong to the Irrawaddy Flotilla? I've found some references to it and they appear to have the names of vessels which my hunters are locating. Below is a picture I found of PS Japan taken in 1904. I assume it would have been one of the many in the fleet that was destroyed after the British evacuated from Rangoon in the face of the Japanese advance. Well done on representing these vessels in the mod (I am right that they are part of your mod?). As a result I am certainly gaining a little insight into the real war in Burma.




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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/2/2019 2:26:43 PM   
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Is John Wayne at the Wheel?

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/3/2019 5:32:27 AM   
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Is John Wayne at the Wheel?


Checking on the house rules. I'm sure there is one that forbids any John Wayne charisma bonus!

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27 December 1942 - 3/3/2019 5:41:03 AM   
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27 December 1942

HOME ISLANDS


SS Wahoo launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 118,52 near Suttsu.

Japanese Ships

PB Santo Maru
PB Kozan Maru
xAKL Hoko Maru
xAKL Toshin Maru
xAKL Hokuan Maru
xAKL Kanaiyama Maru
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Yamayuri Maru
xAKL Utide Maru


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on Chengchow – 15 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 33 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 6th Australian Division at Moulmein.

Japanese deliberate attack at Moulmein.

Attacking force 54452 troops, 722 guns, 508 vehicles, Assault Value = 1496
Defending force 5756 troops, 24 guns, 224 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 667
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 667 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
2534 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 259 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 33 (33 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 244 (244 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
5th Division
4th Raiding Regiment
48th Division
65th Brigade
55th Division
2nd Division
14th Tank Regiment
2TD 7th Tank Regiment
12th Base Force
14th' Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
102nd Ship Eng Coy
15th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
6th Australian Division

So, it is complete. The last Allied resistance is crushed. The stinking, stench ridden battlefield embraces relative silence. Sake will flow freely this day.

Allied deliberate attack at 54,50.


Attacking force 17176 troops, 131 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 272
Defending force 27003 troops, 424 guns, 264 vehicles, Assault Value = 972

Allied adjusted assault: 2
Japanese adjusted defense: 2470

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1235 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1389 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 130 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 55 disabled
Guns lost 18 (7 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
2/1 MG Battalion
2/3 MG Battalion
Roodenburg Cdo
Marinier Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
308th Base Group Base Force
2nd ISF Base Force
Civilians
100th RAF Base Force
35th Light~ AA Regiment
223 Group Base Force
106th RAF Base Force
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
103rd RAF Base Force
48th Light AA Regiment
221 Group RAF
7th Avn Sup Afd
103rd RN Base Force
4th Avn Sup Groep
Civilians
108th RAF Base Force
Civilians
95th Heavy~ AA Regiment
171 Wing
116th RAF Base Force
107th RAF Base Force
175 Wing
21st Light~ AA Regiment
221 Group Base Force
104th RAF Base Force
Civilians
172 Wing
77th Heavy AA Regiment
6th Heavy~ AA Regiment
173 Wing
70th British~ Div /1

Defending units:
1TD 1st Tank Regiment
2ITB 2nd Tank Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
33rd Division
16th Division
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion

The desperately feeble Allied attack is brushed aside. The Japanese continue to await needed supply before making their own attack.

Lambi Kyun is occupied by the Japanese.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 112 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo






D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 107,94
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 107,94
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh from Zuikaku-3 attacking SS Plunger at 101,56
SS Plunger is reported HIT
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh from Shoho-2 attacking an Allied SS at 106,124
an Allied SS is reported HIT

Bassein expands port to size 1
Tassafaronga expands airfield to size 1
81/60 expands fortifications to size 3
82/49 expands port to size 3

Previous report of sinking of SS Greenling incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Foochow (86, 60)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Tangshan (96, 41)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Taiyuan (91, 40)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Pucheng (86, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Padang (44, 85)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!

Loss of SC Ch-16 on Sep 07, 1942 is admitted





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27 December 1942 - 3/3/2019 5:56:57 AM   
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Below is how the more important of the victorious Japanese units stood at the end of the Battle of Moulmein. You can see just how many disabled squads they were nursing along. Once the attrition started in earnest the disabled squads weren't a factor to worry over.

The battle was also a great experience boost too. This is their current levels before taking on reinforcements.

5th Division 96
2nd Division 95
55th Division 95
48th Division 96
65th Brigade 75
4th Raiding Regiment 72
14th Army 85
12th Base Force 61
15th JAAF AF Battalion 53.. not a brilliant figure but they have such little opportunity to improve that anything above 50 is mighty good to see.





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28 December 1942 - 3/3/2019 10:10:55 PM   
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28 December 1942

PACIFIC


SS Sawfish launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 102,111 near Satawal.

Japanese Ships

DD Shirayuki
AO Tsurumi
AO Sata
AO Ondo
AO Notoro
DD Akebono

SS I-22
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 196,107 near Lahaina.

Allied Ships

TK Esso Harrisburg
DD Fletcher


CHINA

Japanese afternoon Air attacks on Chengchow – 12 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 51 runway hits.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 112 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 22
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

BURMA

Magwe is occupied by the Japanese.






Luangprabang expands fortifications to size 2
Thanbyuzayat expands airfield to size 1

Previous report of sinking of BB Valiant incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service – I thought as much. 3 torpedoes reported to have hit but she was only 1 or 2 hexes outside of Pearl.

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Foochow (86, 60)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Phnom Penh (58, 69)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Pucheng (86, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Padang (44, 85)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!

Loss of xAK Awazisan Maru on Dec 07, 1941 is admitted

TK Kanto Maru arrives at Takao
xAKL Yobai Maru arrives at Takamatsu

2 days ago, my first Frank research factory finally hit 30. First factory up and running with research now at 2%! Hopefully get these planes up and running before the end of the ’43.





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29 December 1942 - 3/5/2019 1:10:06 AM   
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CHINA


Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow - 5 casualties, 7 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 31 runway hits.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 106 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 21
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo





Hellfire Pass expands port to size 2
87/45 expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Foochow (86, 60)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Taiyuan (91, 40)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!

DD Hatsuzuki arrives at Nagoya

61st JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo=

One strange piece of intelligence today. A day after HMS Valiant is report as active the sunk ships table reports Valiant as lost today at 220,75 just off shore from San Luis Obispo. Is it possible that the patched-up battleship may have succumbed just short of Pananma? I’m doubtful but an interesting report, nonetheless.

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RE: 29 December 1942 - 3/5/2019 2:03:17 PM   
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Congrats on the final elimination of that pocket at Moulmein. The experience increase is awesome and you might have made yourself a killer stack of Ninja.

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RE: 29 December 1942 - 3/5/2019 5:57:33 PM   
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Congrats on the final elimination of that pocket at Moulmein. The experience increase is awesome and you might have made yourself a killer stack of Ninja.


Thank you. It was an amazing opportunity presented to me. I did wonder, when I cooked up the venture, how likely it would be that the Allies would continue to position themselves in such a way advantageous to my Ninjas. Turned out to be a close run thing with reinforcements to cover Moulmein located and decimated at sea just before they threw the proverbial spanner once ashore. I've read a fair bit about how the land warfare aspect of this game is about positioning and ability to outflank. I shall have to await games end to divine Ed's thinking at the time but I think I managed to pull off a reasonably sneaky naval outflanking. The whole operation ultimately cost me a handful of transports, 3 light cruisers and a minesweeper and in exchange removed thousands of Allied troops, sank plenty of Commonwealth shipping, unlocked the keys to Rangoon and opened up the, so far vacant, Irrawaddy valley. Plenty now for me to contemplate on how to best use those highly skilled Ninjas.

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30 December 1942 - 3/6/2019 10:57:49 AM   
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30 December 1942

PACIFIC


SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 73,96 near Gorontalo.

Japanese Ships

DD Kazegumo
AO Erimo
TK Toen Maru
TK Ogura Maru #2


HOME ISLANDS

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at 114,62 near Chiba.

Japanese Ships

xAK Manko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Jinshu Maru
xAK Tsukuba Maru
xAK Shanghai Maru
xAK Ryuko Maru
xAK Taito Maru
PB Urashio Maru


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 10 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 16 runway hits.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at Makassar.


Attacking force 2231 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 106
Defending force 1573 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Japanese adjusted assault: 33
Allied adjusted defense: 11

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makassar!!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
2312 casualties reported
Squads: 93 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 117 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
31ID I./124th Inf Battalion
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
Makassar Cdo
2/12th Avn Sup Afd

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 90 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 6
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

PHILIPPINES

Japanese bombardment attack at Cebu
– J 32 casualties (1 combat squad destroyed).
Attacking force 1752 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83
Defending force 5336 troops, 70 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 170

BURMA

58/49 is occupied by the Japanese.





Repairs completed on DD Yayoi at Los Negros I., ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Naganami at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CVL Zuiho at Manila, ship returned to service – 60 flotation damage picked up from a single torpedo hit some months ago south of Rabaul now fully repaired.

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-10^
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard xAKL P-61

Haichow expands fortifications to size 3
Diego Garcia expands airfield to size 4
Mombasa expands airfield to size 8
Tjilatjap expands fortifications to size 2
Dongxiang expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/7/2019 10:31:51 AM   
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LST.... wondering if these interesting looking ships that Ed is using to rescue his soldiers belong to the Irrawaddy Flotilla? I've found some references to it and they appear to have the names of vessels which my hunters are locating. Below is a picture I found of PS Japan taken in 1904. I assume it would have been one of the many in the fleet that was destroyed after the British evacuated from Rangoon in the face of the Japanese advance. Well done on representing these vessels in the mod (I am right that they are part of your mod?). As a result I am certainly gaining a little insight into the real war in Burma.


Yes, those ugly-looking ships [note to myself - must downsize the ship art] belong to the Irrawaddy Flotilla. Art file taken from RHS mod with kind permission of Sid after I found out he has had the same idea and already had art files. However I did my own research so the Irrawaddy Flotilla ships and stats are different in my mod and in RHS. Historically, the river craft of the Irrawaddy Flotilla retreated upriver when Rangoon fell and were scuttled when the Brits got pushed back into India. Your opponent has evacuated them - I wish the game would restrict coastal and river craft from venturing into the high seas, or only at a high risk of getting sunk, like the "Trireme" in early versions of Civilization.

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/7/2019 10:32:21 AM   
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Plenty now for me to contemplate on how to best use those highly skilled Ninjas.


Cleaning-up the DEI ? What is the situation concerning the oil centers ?

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/7/2019 8:09:12 PM   
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LST.... wondering if these interesting looking ships that Ed is using to rescue his soldiers belong to the Irrawaddy Flotilla? I've found some references to it and they appear to have the names of vessels which my hunters are locating. Below is a picture I found of PS Japan taken in 1904. I assume it would have been one of the many in the fleet that was destroyed after the British evacuated from Rangoon in the face of the Japanese advance. Well done on representing these vessels in the mod (I am right that they are part of your mod?). As a result I am certainly gaining a little insight into the real war in Burma.


Yes, those ugly-looking ships [note to myself - must downsize the ship art] belong to the Irrawaddy Flotilla. Art file taken from RHS mod with kind permission of Sid after I found out he has had the same idea and already had art files. However I did my own research so the Irrawaddy Flotilla ships and stats are different in my mod and in RHS. Historically, the river craft of the Irrawaddy Flotilla retreated upriver when Rangoon fell and were scuttled when the Brits got pushed back into India. Your opponent has evacuated them - I wish the game would restrict coastal and river craft from venturing into the high seas, or only at a high risk of getting sunk, like the "Trireme" in early versions of Civilization.


Have to agree that those icons are wierd looking things. The photo I found of Japan suggest they are a far more elegant vessel than the icon suggests. They do indeed look they would not relish anything other than the river work they were designed for. It is a sobering exercise to reflect upon all that is lost in war. Not just the horrendous loss of life but so much that existed pre war and would never be seen again. It must have been heartbreaking to see so many fine vessels come to such a sad end after the retreat. Can't be critical of Ed evacuating the Irrawaddy Fleet. We have no house rule to forbide it. From a gaming perspective I have to say I was happy he used them. Whilst they are small fry in VP terms they are easy to sink as they don't react well at all to a torpedo or one or two shells. The bonus of course is to catch them with troops on board. Such a desperate position to be in.... Packed on board those vessels with IJN wolves and eagles intent on their destruction.

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/7/2019 8:13:30 PM   
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Plenty now for me to contemplate on how to best use those highly skilled Ninjas.


Cleaning-up the DEI ? What is the situation concerning the oil centers ?


Yes I am guilty of wandering through the DEI at a ridiculously leisurely pace. I'm currently doing a day or two confined to hospital (all good) and will give you a run down of the oil centres when I get back home.

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31 December 1942 - 3/9/2019 11:16:15 PM   
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HOME ISLANDS


SS Plunger is located by DD Hibiki at 98,57 near Saishu To.

SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 95,61 near Nago.

Japanese Ships

APD PB-2 (Nadakaze)
DD Ayanami
xAP Hokoku Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru
xAP Asama Maru
DD Kuretake
DD Sazanami


DEI

SS KXVI is sighted by escort at 65,98 near Balikpapan.

Japanese Ships

AO Erimo
TK Toen Maru
TK Ogura Maru #2
DD Yugumo


Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 85 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 6 airbase hits and 22 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 1 Ki-49 Helen lost to flak.
Japanese morning Air attack on 116th RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 8 casualties and 4 Ki-21-IIa lost to flak.

Didn’t think this through and sent the bombers in at 8000’ and they were shredded by flak. As usually the reported figures are way below what was lost. The Ki-21-IIa were particularly hard hit with 8 pilots listed as lost.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Meiktila!!!

57/46 is occupied by the Japanese.






G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Yokosuka Ku K-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 106,124
an Allied SS is reported HIT

Magwe expands fortifications to size 1

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Taiyuan (91, 40)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Padang (44, 85)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!

xAK Jaladurga is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 27, 1942

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RE: Irrawaddy Flotilla - 3/9/2019 11:33:56 PM   
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Plenty now for me to contemplate on how to best use those highly skilled Ninjas.


Cleaning-up the DEI ? What is the situation concerning the oil centers ?


Figures for the top oil producing centres in the Empire on 1 January 1943. Palembang was acquired in perfect condition. Magwe was another prize without damage (I am awaiting the inevitable bombing raid and have packed the place with fighters and AA). The Allied engineers did a reasonable job at Miri and Brunei and to date I have not spent any supply on repair. As it is I am having a hard enough time supplying the Home Islands. Your bottleneck mod is very good at putting on a pinch when it comes to keeping the home furnaces burning.




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The steady march of the red hexes continues in Burma. Supply to the forces entrenched and awaiting the command to attack the Allied stack is coming at a trickle. A convoy is approaching Rangoon with almost 20 000 supply and hopefully enough will get through to make an attack feasible.

As for Allied forces in the Irrawaddy valley. Recon suggests that the Allies have next to nothing behind the main forces which were situated at Rangoon. I shall keep on gobbling empty bases and think about forcing the mountain route into China.

Calcutta is enticing.




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Here is an overview of the shambles that is my home economy. I think I am just keeping it together with copious papering over of the cracks with rice paper.

First mistake was letting supply in Tokyo dwindle away to nothing. That I have remedied by making sure sufficient resources are coming in.... not always sufficient however to keep heavy industry ticking along nicely. The issue I currently have is building up fuel and oil reserves in the Home Islands. It is tight and the now more efficient Allied submarine menace will soon start making inroads into my tanker fleet no doubt. The other thing that I did not pay enough attention to was over jealous acceleration of carrier building. They have all been brought back to normal production and Musashi and Shinano have been halted now for ages. There are bottlenecks for sure in this mod. Much as I am happy with my current position it is just a house of cards waiting for the Allied steam roller to do what is was built to achieve.





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Overview of ships throughout the empire currently tied up somewhere undergoing repair of some sort.

Hukuyo Maru, Ohio Maru and Sinko Maru are all survivors of submarine launched torpedo hits. Everyone saved is a small victory.

Haruna is undergoing a lengthy repair after taking a single torpedo hit in the naval battles around Burma.

Hiyo is the magnificent success story of surviving 3 torpedo hits on her maiden voyage. She still has some time in the yards and I hope that some day soon Ed will be surprised to see her name pop up during action reports. I expect his intel has already told him that the ship did not sink as the sub skipper who torpedoed her undoubtedly reported.




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Overview of ships not being repaired at present.

Only putting this one up as it shows CA Nachi. She is slowing making her way towards Manila and is about to make a run from Dadjangas to Dumanquilas. The 50 flotation damage is all major damage and I am hoping she does finally make it to Manila.




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HOME ISLANDS


SS Sunfish launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 108,75 near Haha-jima.

Japanese Ships

xAK Nitiren Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
xAK Yosida Maru #3
xAK Unyo Maru #2
xAK Toei Maru
xAK Kureha Maru #3
xAK Taikei Maru
PB Ginyo Maru
PB Kinsyo Maru #2

SS Porpoise
is sighted by escort at 107,65 near Ise.

Japanese Ships

xAKL Minami Maru
xAKL Nissen Maru
xAKL Iwashiro Maru
xAKL Awajisan Maru
PB Hirotama Maru

SS Porpoise
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 107,65 near Ise.

Japanese Ships

xAKL Nisshun Maru (1 dud torpedo fails to activate)
xAKL Nissen Maru
xAKL Iwashiro Maru
xAKL Awajisan Maru
PB Hirotama Maru


DEI

SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 56,103 near Soerabaja.

Japanese Ships

DD Mutsuki
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Josho Maru
xAKL Yulin Maru


Allied Ships

SS Scorpion, hits 1

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 80 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

NORTH BORNEO

Japanese bombardment at Weston/Beaufort.

Attacking force 868 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47
Defending force 1922 troops, 26 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

BURMA

55/47 is occupied by the Japanese.





Repairs completed on E Shirataka at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB-32 (Aoi) at Kobe=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB-33 (Hagi) at Kobe=, ship returned to service

G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Kanoya Ku K-1'/C has spotted a CG 75' class ML at 91,132
a CG 75' class ML is reported HIT

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CA Nachi – Bad news. Flotation damage has increased from 50 to 61 over the course of 1 day of sailing. Nachi, which has made it to Dumanquilas, is ordered to immediately disband. If the flooding is controlled 57 days will pass before flotation damage is back down to 50. A port unit en route to Makassar is diverted to render assistance.

Task Force 71 lays defensive minefield at Saipan

Victoria Point expands fortifications to size 1
83/59 expands fortifications to size 3

CL Katori beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
CL Kashima beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
CL Jintsu beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
DD Hatsuzuki beginning refit in shipyard at Nagoya
DD Usugumo beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
DD Uranami beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
DD Sagiri beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB-32 (Aoi) beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
PB-33 (Hagi) beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

All the above DDs and PBs upgrade from the Type 95DC to Type 95 Mod-2DC. Improved depth from 200 to 300, better effect 300 to 324 and marginal improvement on accuracy 6 to 7. Small improvements which may lead to better results against the Allied submarines. And for good measure DD Hatsuzuki also receives the Type 21 Air Search Radar – our first destroyer so equipped.

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Suchow (91, 47)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 85/56 (85, 56)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!

108th Sentai arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

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With 1942 coming to an end let us have a look at the major Allied vessels I am certain to call as sunk. All on the following list have been reported as sunk. The number preceeding the name is the victory value and where there is no victory value the ships name is yet to appear on the list of sunk ships. A little room yet, then, for uncertainty. For the transports, tankers and oilers I have only listed ships with a victory value of 10 and above. There are far too many 1 and 2 point VP ships to make for worthwhile reading. If I am on my game come January ’44 I will add the reported Allied ships sunk during ’43. It will be a far shorter list for sure.

Carriers

68 CVE Long Island

Battleships and Battlecruisers

157 Oklahoma
202 Repulse
180 Arizona
West Virginia

Cruisers

35 Louisville
38 Australia
38 Canberra
40 Dorsetshire
39 Devonshire
40 Indianapolis
Portland
40 Hawkins
34 Exeter

Light Cruisers

23 Danae
40 Boise
Achilles
28 Leander
23 Dragon
15 Tromp
20 Caledon
24 Adelaide
34 Gambia
24 Java
34 Mauritius
36 Newcastle
28 Detroit
40 Helena
27 De Ruyter
23 Durban
28 Perth
22 Ceres
28 Hobart
22 Capetown

Destroyers

8 Arunta
6 Decoy
5 Voyager
7 Meredith
Thanet
7 Jupiter
6 Electra
Express
6 Sims
5 John D Edwards
7 Norman
7 Tjerk Hiddes
Flusser
Nepal
6 Inconstant
5 Active
6 Cassin
Barker
Encounter
5 John D Ford
Arrow
8 Lightning
Laforey


Submarines

S- 41
Grouper
6 S-27
9 Dolphin

Transports

17 President Madison
16 Rochambeau
15 Kota Gede
15 Kota Inten
20 Rangitata
12 Tairea
12 Takliwa
18 Tabinta
12 Lycaon
12 Donmer
12 Amra
12 Chilka
12 +Op ten Noort
20 Tjinegura
12 Ormiston
12 Mildura
12 Sarpendonia
20 Rangitiki
12 Katoomba
12 Indora
18 Heywood
12 Mungama
14 Glenarthney
20 W A Holbrook
20 Tasker H Bliss
12 Macdhui 12
12 Zealandia
14 Kota Tjandi
12 Koolinda
12 Montoro
12 Koolama
18 Boschfontein
16 Australia Star
17 President Grant
12 Malda
12 Raranga
12 Muranda
20 Tjitjalengka
18 Tanimbar
18 Poelau Bras
12 Marella

Tankers

20 Pat Doherty
15 Gulfdawn
15 Manatawny
12 Havfru
20 Gulf Breeze
20 Victoria G G Henry
15 Gulfland
18 British Sailor
20 Montebello
15 Hagood
20 Egero
20 Norfold
18 Solor
23 Saidja
28 Athelduke
28 Juge Maersk
20 British Architect
20 British Commodore
23 British Destiny
20 British Energy
15 Thorshaven
15 Vivi
20 Clydefield
20 British Aviator
20 British Colonel
20 British Merchant
23 British Unity
18 British Sergeant
18 Goldmouth
18 Spondilus
18 Saroena
29 Beau
23 Ambo

Oilers

19 Neches
19 Pecos
19 Brazos

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2 January 1943 - 3/10/2019 10:46:37 AM   
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CHINA


Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 7 airbase hits and 47 runway hits.

AUSTRALIA

Allied afternoon Air attack
on TF near Buin at 109,131

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 19
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 40

Allied aircraft

SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

SBD-3 Dauntless: 11 destroyed

BURMA

Allied afternoon Air attack
on Magwe – 8 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 31
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 30

Allied aircraft

Liberator II x 9
Wellington Ic x 17
B-24D Liberator x 33

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M3 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Liberator II: 9 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak
Wellington Ic: 2 destroyed, 11 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D Liberator: 25 damaged

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 4 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17

Allied aircraft

B-25C Mitchell x 2
B-25C Mitchell x 16
P-38F Lightning x 13

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 11 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 4
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft

Wellington Ic x 16
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Wellington Ic: 3 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak
B-17F Fortress: 7 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 1 Oil hit.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 2
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft

Blenheim IV x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 2 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft

Wellington Ic x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Wellington Ic: 7 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 9 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft

B-17F Fortress x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-17F Fortress: 5 damaged

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe – 5 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft

B-17F Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged

I did say I was expecting them. They are hard beasts to knock around in this mod. I’ve copied a shot from the aircraft losses screen. The number for the SBD 3 Dauntless look a tad high but if the figures are near correct I’m happy with todays return. Pilot losses very acceptable too. 1 pilot killed and 3 WIA. As for the oil wells….not so good. Damage from just one day of Allied air power flexing some muscle is (98) x 202.

Taung Gyi is occupied by the Japanese.

NORTH BORNEO

Japanese bombardment attack at Weston/Beaufort.

Attacking force 868 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47
Defending force 1922 troops, 26 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 85 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo





G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Yokosuka Ku K-1 attacking a Narwhal class SS at 106,124
an Allied SS is reported HIT

Repairs completed on DD Tokitsukaze at Singapore, ship returned to service

Fusan expands airfield to size 5
Luganville expands airfield to size 3
57/53 expands fortifications to size 2

Device Mitsubishi Ha-43 advances R&D

APD PB-1 (Shimakaze) beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
SC Ch-4 beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
SC Ch-5 beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+

More ships picking up the Type 95-Mod2 DC improvement.

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!

xAP Maori is reported to have been sunk near Rossel Island on Jan 15, 1942

The flotation damage on CA Nachi has stabilized. Let’s hope for some slow but steady progress to bring that damage back down to 50.





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2 January 1943 - 3/10/2019 10:55:38 AM   
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Search plane find of the day. The TF to the left is reported as 9 ships heading west with 4 xAP sighted. The TF to the right is reported as 10 ships heading west with 6 xAP sighted. The sighting was made in heavy rain so who knows exactly what is out there. Quite likely the best part of all of the USN Pacific Fleet.

The 5 remaining carriers of KB just happen to be stationed just to the north east of Marcus Island (2 days easy steaming from Wake Island). KB will be ordered to move into a position to the west of Wake Island and we shall see what eventuates during the next day of searches.




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The easiest way to knock out the heavy bombers is to drive Japanese tanks through them . . .

For the Nachi, as well as any crippled ship, put a bunch of vessels with it in an escort group and proceed at cruise speed. If you want to be extra careful, have the escort task force disband every day.

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RE: 2 January 1943 - 3/11/2019 1:49:28 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

The easiest way to knock out the heavy bombers is to drive Japanese tanks through them . . .

For the Nachi, as well as any crippled ship, put a bunch of vessels with it in an escort group and proceed at cruise speed. If you want to be extra careful, have the escort task force disband every day.


I would love to have my tanks and friends surrounding Calcutta to encourage those bombers to move further away but for now that will not be happening. Shall have to be content with seeing the odd 4 engine beastie drop out of the sky over Magwe.

Nachi has a gaggle of ships making the run with her - apart from any assistance they might actually be throwing her way the threat from submarines is simply way too high.

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3 January 1943 - 3/11/2019 1:50:58 AM   
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Calling on sage advice to assist with formulating a response to the developing situation east of Wake Island. At the cost of 1 Mavis scout plane (no prizes for guessing that American carriers are afoot) the size of the American presence becomes more apparent. Their fleets have moved westward 6 hexes since the previous day. If they stay on this course their transports should be 1 hex off Wake in 2 days time.

KB (Akagi, Shokaku, Zuikaku, Hiryu and Soryu + Kirishima, Hiei, Chiyoda, Chitose and 6 destroyers) is currently at Marcus Island. Had to make an unexpected stop over to fetch an Admiral to run things. Some one neglected to have the Admiral go on board at Yokohama before the fleet sailed. If KB does a 12-hex run it will be to the west of Wake and in position. Must do some checking on how far KB gets to Eniwetok – don’t want search planes from there getting a whiff. KB is stocked with 22 A6M5, 57 A6M3a, 81 A6M2, 133 Val and 80 Kate. Missing Kaga now without a doubt. Slightly overstocked with fighters but that will hopefully help with my game plan. Way too many A6M2 still on hand but it is what I have a present. Zuikaku and Shokaku have air radar although my plan is not to face the might of the Amierican air power. If I do it will be curtains.

As for Wake Island – it won’t last long once Americans hit the beaches. We have a paltry 33 supply left but all forces (134 AV behind level 4 forts are fully supplied – at present). The Americans will not be impeded by mines. I have search planes here but will only keep them here for one day more before pulling them out.

All available subs have been vectored here to help with spotting Allied vessels and maybe get lucky.

The weather may play a role. At present the conditions do look perfect but there is some foul weather to the south. Will keep an eye out and see if it changes in the next day or two. Moonlight is down to 3% so if Ed has timed his run for a moonless night, he has got it right.

My thinking (I’d call it a plan, but it is more contemplation of possibilities) then, if I can keep KB under wraps, is to keep KB in the wings and awaiting the Americans. Strongly thinking of detaching Kirishima, Hiei and a couple of destroyers to intercept the bombardment force and chance their luck. Then if KB is still unsighted look at a massed strike to hit the transports as they are dropping troops on the shore. Given the high number of Allied fleets about the danger of dispersal will high if I go after the carriers so hitting the landing ships might work best.

Then again, I could just call it a day and leave Wake to flounder and keep KB for another day. So, in a nutshell is it worth attempting a surprise or is the danger of losing KB without really achieving anything too high. Early ’43 and my chances of being competitive with KB will dwindle quickly as the year rolls on.

Any comments most appreciated. Can someone through me some stats on how far the American/British ship board search planes can fly before they hit the limit of their search?





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3 January 1943 - 3/11/2019 7:02:50 AM   
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HOME ISLANDS


SS O21 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 104,56 nea Fukuoka.

Japanese Ships

DD Hibiki
DD Hatsuyuki

SS Sunfish
is sighted by escort at 108,76 near Iwo-jima.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-6
AK Sakura Maru
SC Ch-9

SS Sunfish
is sighted by escort at 109,76 near Iwo-jima.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-6
AK Ayatosan Maru
AK Sasako Maru
AK Sakura Maru
SC Ch-9

SS Pompano
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 115,62 near Chiba.

Japanese Ships

PB Tonon Maru
xAK Tyuwa Maru
xAK Toyotu Maru
xAK Tokati Maru
xAK Nagato Maru
xAK Marei Maru


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 7 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 38 runway hits.

BURMA

Allied afternoon Air attack
on Magwe – 39 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 10
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft

Wellington Ic x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 2
B-17F Fortress x 17
B-24D Liberator x 24

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M3 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Wellington Ic: 8 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft

Blenheim IV x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim IV: 3 destroyed

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe - 4 Oil hits.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 4
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4

Allied aircraft

Wellington Ic x 8
B-17F Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-17F Fortress: 6 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 4
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft

Wellington Ic x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed

Allied afternoon Air attack on Magwe - 1 Oil hit.

Japanese aircraft

A6M3 Zero-Reisen x 2
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft

B-25C Mitchell x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

59 oil points lost today to bring the well damage to (157) x 143. On the bright side no pilots killed or injured today in the skies over Magwe and a goodly number of bombers cut down. The planes are feeling the effects of damage but lucky, apart from the Ki-45 NAIa Nick, they have a service rating of 1 so most of them will be ready to jump back into the air tomorrow. I was wondering how well the Allied bombers would back up after the first day of bombing. It seems they back up very well. Best be ready for the bombers to return tomorrow. Copy of reported aircraft losses follows.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mandalay!!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ramree Island!!!

56/48 is occupied by the Japanese.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 547 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 90 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 6
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo





xAK Izan Maru collides with xAK Yamayuri Maru at 104, 57

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 109,93
an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking a Grampus class SS at 109,92
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 109,93
a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT

Search H6K4 Mavis-Taitei destroyed by CAP at (149,98)

88/43 expands port to size 3

DD Akatsuki beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
DD Yugiri beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
E Shimushu beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+

Previous report of sinking of DD Barton incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!

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RE: 3 January 1943 - 3/11/2019 9:15:24 AM   
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Two Destroyer task forces with aggression sent to low might help. They go in, spot the enemy, launch torpedoes and skedaddle. Hopefully before any major damage occurs. Light cruisers could also be used but the are not as maneuverable.

MTBs moving with other ships in an Escort TF could also work. The other ships would refuel the MTBs, then the MTBs would be released in 2 ship task forces for their ride to glory . . . I actually did have a PT boat torpedo the Kaga in one game.

It is probably too late but the next time, have some subs loaded with mines. Even a floating minefield at sea laid that turn or before could mess some ships up. Sub transports from 1 hex away sending minisubs could also help. Anything to delay and increase damage.

Depending upon how good your Kate pilots are, you might want to sandbox this, but if they have very high experience and torpedo skills, a night torpedo attack on the invasion site might work. The transports should not be moving and AAA is halved. You might get lucky against the carriers but loaded transports are easier to sink. That might also help the defenders a lot more. You could also arrange it so you can be too far away from his carriers for them to strike you.

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RE: 3 January 1943 - 3/11/2019 9:21:02 AM   
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It depends what he has on his carriers, if he is using standard SBDs then 8 would be maximum. If he is using Vindicators with drop tanks on then they have a range of 10. If he is using F4F7Ps then you will run the risk of being spotted very far away as they have a range of 2,650 miles, with an operational range of 21. The good news is they made only 21 of them but did have one on some carriers, so they are carrier capable. If I were him I would have some if not all of them split up among my carriers to provide long range recon and naval search. What you didn't say was if any recon has been noticed over Guam. If the answer is yes how far away was the nearest American TF at the time. If no then you might have a way of answering the question as he would use some of them to recon Wake from long distance as he approached.

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