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3 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 10:50:46 AM   
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3 January 1942

PHILIPPINES


SS Salmon launches 2 torpedos at DD Hamakaze at 77,77 near Bataan/Corregidor and misses.
SS S-36 is sighted by escorts at 79/74 and beats a bottom thumping retreat.
SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch-14 at 83,67 near Hengchun and misses.

TF 288 encounters mine field at Bataan / Corregidor.

Japanese Ships

DD Ushio
DD Sazanami
DD Hamakaze
, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

5 mines cleared

Well this does it for bombardment runs against Bataan/Corregidor. With 98 flotation damage there was no recourse other than to hit the scuttle button. After the bombardment for this turn further missions will be scrubbed. I was hopeful of avoiding the minefield as it was relatively known with a BB stumbling into it and those sadly missed DMS managed to clear a number before the inevitable thrashing from the CDs. 2 DMS and a DD is plenty too much the price to pay.

Japanese Night Naval bombardment
of Bataan / Corregidor at 78,77.

41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships

BB Hyuga, Shell hits 3 (system damage of 8)
BB Ise

Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Manila Bay Defenses firing at BB Hyuga
BB Hyuga firing at Manila Bay Defenses
E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Ise
BB Ise firing at Manila Bay Defenses
Manila Bay Defenses firing at BB Ise

Japanese morning Air attack on Bataan / Corregidor – 1 airbase hit and 4 runway hits.

Lucena is occupied by the Japanese.

HOME ISLANDS


SS Stingray launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Shinsoku Maru at 118,52 near Suttsu and misses before escaping.

Japanese Ships

xAKL Shinsoku Maru
xAKL Ryua Maru
xAKL Nichirin Maru
xAKL Suzan Maru
xAKL Kanaiyama Maru
xAKL Kaijo Maru #2
xAKL Yamayuri Maru
PB Yoshida Maru
PB Shinko Maru #5


PACIFIC

SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Rangatira at 126,170 near Raoul Island and misses.
SS Trition is sighted by escort at Wake Island and escapes after bottoming out.

MALAYA

Japanese morning sweep
on Singapore.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42

Allied aircraft

Buffalo I x 37

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Japanese morning Air attacks on 9ID 8th Indian Brigade at Kuala Lumpur – 6 casualties.

Japanese bombardment at Georgetown.
Attacking force 1300 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61
Defending force 512 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on Kukong – 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 9 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on #Administration at 90,57 – 6 casualties.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack
on Tenasserim BAF~ Battalion at Ye – 6 casualties.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

Allied aircraft

H81-A3 x 5

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Still managing to stumble into AVG/3.

BORNEO

Japanese shock attack at Jesselton.


Attacking force 432 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 232 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 21
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jesselton !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo Coy SNLF

Defending units:
Armed Constabulary'




Repairs completed on ACM Choun Maru #8 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Choyo Maru #2 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Chitose Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Fuji Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Hakata Maru #7 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Hinode Maru #18 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Keinan Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Kyo Maru #3 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Kyo Maru #5 at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Rikusen Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Seki Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Shintohoku Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Sonobe Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Tamaura Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Togo Maru at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Toshi Maru #7 at Nagoya, ship returned to service

Another bunch of minefield shepherds to forestall the loss of all those at start and unloved Japanese minefields.

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard DD Hamakaze

Repairs completed on CVL Zuiho at Saigon, ship returned to service

Task Force 358 lays defensive minefield at Canton

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Hanoi (68, 56)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Legaspi (82, 82)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Davao (79, 91)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!

4th Indpt Coy arrives at Tokyo=
7th Indpt Coy arrives at Tokyo=

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4 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 11:00:25 AM   
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4 January 1942

PHILIPPINES


SS S-41 is sighted by escorts at 82,71 near Calayan and dives deep to avoid further detection.

Japanese Ships

xAK Azumasan Maru
SC Ch-6


SS S-36 is sighted by escorts at 79/74.

Japanese Ships

xAK Siraha Maru
PB Chohakusan Maru


Allied Ships

SS S-36~, hits 3

Japanese morning Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor – 1 airbase hit, 2 airbase supply hits and 8 runway hits + 1 G4M1 Betty-Rikko and 1 Ki-21-IIa Sally lost to flak.

81/79 is occupied by the Japanese.

PACIFIC


SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Wahine at 130,162 near Nadi and misses.

SS I-170 is rewarded for hanging about to the SW of Pearl at 177,109.

Allied Ships

xAK James Lykes, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage.

HOME ISLANDS

SS Sculpin locates xAKL Kuramasan Maru at 110,62 near Ise but the Captain elects to not attack.
SS Stingray launches 2 and scores a dud hit on xAK Clyde Maru at 118,52 near Suttsu.

MALAYA

Japanese morning sweep
on Singapore.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 32

Allied aircraft

Buffalo I x 26

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Japanese deliberate attack at Georgetown (Penang).

Attacking force 1294 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60
Defending force 498 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 25
Allied adjusted defense: 3

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown (Penang) !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
662 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Georgetown Fortress

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong – 2 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 4 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at Yushan/Chuchou.

Attacking force 8660 troops, 137 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 349
Defending force 51 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 328
Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 82 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Yushan / Chuchou !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
#Administration

DEI

SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes and is successful at 65,110 near Ruteng.

Allied Ships

xAP +Ophir, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

AUSTRALIA

IJA troops are ashore at Kavieng.

BURMA

Japanese forces CAPTURE 54/59!!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tambaya!!!






Repairs completed on CA Myoko at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Haguro at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CS Chitose at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CV Akagi at Cam Ranh Bay, ship returned to service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Hanoi (68, 56)!
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 Legaspi (82, 82)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Manila (79, 77)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Davao (79, 91)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!

xAK Wazan Maru arrives at Shanghai

xAK James Lykes is reported to have been sunk near Lihue on Jan 04, 1942

2nd Raiding Regiment arrives at Kagoshima

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5 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 11:18:39 AM   
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PACIFIC


SS I-172 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Russell and misses at 184,107 near Lahaina.

Allied Ships

DD Russell
DD Anderson
DD MacDonough
DD Worden
DD Dale
DD Monaghan


After chasing and missing shots at 2 xAPs moving from NZ towards Fiji I order SS I-10 into the harbour at Suva in the hope of snaring a big ship. The prey isn’t what I was hoping for.

Allied Ships

AM Gale, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-15 is sighted by escort and eludes attack at 187,94 near Pearl Harbour.

Allied Ships

DMS Dorsey
DD Crosby
DMS Long


Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Kusaie Island at 125,122.

Allied aircraft

F2A-3 Buffalo x 9
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

xAK KM Osorno, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK KM Osorno

HOME ISLANDS

SS Cachalot is sighted at 109,62 near Ise and escapes and then sighted a second time before escaping.
SS Pollack launches 4 torpedoes at CA Nachi at 103,62 near Kanoya and scores 1 dud.

Japanese Ships

CA Nachi
CL Oi
DD Oyashio


MALAYA

Japanese morning sweep
on Singapore.

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 18

Allied aircraft

Buffalo I x 15

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Buffalo I: 2 destroyed

Japanese morning Air attacks on 9ID 8th Indian Brigade at Kuala Lumpur.

Japanese deliberate attack at Kuala Lumpur.

Attacking force 1536 troops, 0 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 203
Defending force 1604 troops, 10 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 58
Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
858 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 40 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
1TD 1st Tank Regiment
30ID 41st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
FMSV~ Brigade
9ID 8th Indian Brigade

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong – 1 airbase hit, 1 airbase supply hit and 5 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at 79/60

Attacking force 866 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43
Defending force 51 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 22
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE 79/60 !!!

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

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

Assaulting units:
69th Ind.Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
#Administration

AUSTRALIA

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

PHILIPPINES

Mauban is occupied by the Japanese






Repairs completed on CA Furutaka at Okayama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CV Zuikaku at Cam Ranh Bay, ship returned to service

xAK KM Osorno followed by Allied Fighter Bomber at 125,122 near Kusaie Island
xAK KM Osorno sinks at sea

DD Hatsuyuki beginning refit in shipyard at Saigon
DD Murakumo beginning refit in shipyard at Saigon

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Hanoi (68, 56)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Phnom Penh (58, 69)!

AM Gale is reported to have been sunk near Suva on Jan 05, 1942


Admiral Nagumo is decidedly disconcerted. The German ship Osorno sends out a distress signal clearly indicating under attack by USN carrier aircraft as she transited to the south west of the Marshall Islands. To further complicate matters a sighting report of a mixed force of 10 US ships heading north east through the Marshall Islands has been received. Clearly there is at least 1 US carrier in the area, but could all the US carriers be present. By now they could all be together in the one place. If they are in the Marshalls they must be on a raid and if so which direction will they head in now.

Allied recon planes had also been located snooping on Nagumo’s carrier force (detection level 4/4). Poor Nagumo. What to do. Play safe and head back towards Truk in case a raid is headed that way or adopt an aggressive posture and go looking for trouble…. With just his 3 carriers (Kaga, Hiryu and Soryu).

Time to go and sleep on this one. Turn will be completed and back off to Ed first thing in the morning Oz time.






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RE: 4 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 11:19:18 AM   
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Why all those partisan attacks? Don't you leave garrisons in place? There are a lot of small company and bataillon-sized units to cover places. And you get units like the Kempeitei in due time to relieve combat units from garrison duty. Hanoi for example has ample garrison in form of the 21st brigade - don't move it out before having moved-in a replament unit of the required size. That's part of the slow-down intended.

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So many options here on what the American TF might do. Could even raid as far as Truk or even hunt my carriers or blast Kwajalein and then withdraw. I’ve decided to place the 3 carriers of KB PAC a couple of hexes west of Truk just in case a raid is in store for Truk and hopefully far enough away should the Americans come looking for a reduced KB. Truk harbour has been drained of shipping.

As for the Marshalls. All search aircraft are looking in hopefully the correct directions. All submarines at Kwajalein have sortied. And the Nell group in the area are set 100% for naval attack at 100. I expect that if they find a carrier the CAP will chew them up. Hopefully CAP is set high and we might get a jump on them and get some Nells through to the target.

Once again, the die is cast. Ed is very prompt with his returns so not long to wait and watch.


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5 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 11:27:34 AM   
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It seems that this is a USN CV raid of the Marshall Islands. Search planes report masses of battleships but I know CVs are there. An Alf search plane was shot down by CAP and a little AMc at Wotje suffered a fatal 500lb bomb strike… no doubt from a searching dive bomber. Fortunately not much shipping here and I’m hoping this TF will continue its easterly bearing towards Pearl. The Nells didn’t fly. Perhaps next turn they might give it a go. Subs just couldn’t quite get into position quickly enough.

In the meantime, KB PAC will continue covering operations with Rabaul next up.





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RE: 4 January 1942 - 1/14/2018 11:28:46 AM   
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ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

Why all those partisan attacks? Don't you leave garrisons in place? There are a lot of small company and bataillon-sized units to cover places. And you get units like the Kempeitei in due time to relieve combat units from garrison duty. Hanoi for example has ample garrison in form of the 21st brigade - don't move it out before having moved-in a replament unit of the required size. That's part of the slow-down intended.

One of the down sides of jumping straight into the game without much in the way of troubling myself with working out just how I am going to deal with partisans/garrisons. Kempeitei units are being shipped out for garrison duty as they turn up in the Home Islands. Taking note to of the small company sized units turning up - so hard to bite the bullet and consider using them for garrison duty when some of them have 80+ experience. Thanks for the 21st Brigade tip. I'll check it out. And I am most certainly feeling the slow down in China. I think you are on a winner here with all of those dot bases that have to have those pesky admin forces dealt with and then of course there is the garrison issue. Enjoying the game very much.

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6 January 1942 - 1/15/2018 2:02:53 AM   
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PACIFIC


TF 103 encounters mine field at Kwajalein Island - 8 mines cleared.


HOME ISLANDS

SS Pollack locates ACMs at 105,63 and elects not to attack.

Japanese Ships

ACM Mejima Maru
ACM Seki Maru


DEI

SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Parrott and misses at 65,111 near Ruteng.

Allied Ships

DD Parrott
TK Victoria - GG Henry
TK Mindanao


SS I-164 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Pan Scandia at 65,111 near Ruteng and again misses.

Allied Ships

TK Pan Scandia
TK Victoria - GG Henry
TK Mindanao
DD Parrott


MALAYA

Japanese morning sweep
on Singapore.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft

Buffalo I x 14

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese morning Air attacks on 9ID 8th Indian Brigade at Port Swettenham – 126 casualties.

PHILIPPINES

Japanese morning Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor – 4 airbase supply hits and 16 runway hits.

Batangas is occupied by the Japanese.

CHINA


Japanese morning Air attack on Kukong – 2 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 11 runway hits + 1 Ki-48-Ib Lily-Sokei lost to flak.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near 81,47.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-30 Ann x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

PG Ying Shan

Ying Shan dead in the water ...

I was beginning to lose hope that any bombers would try to bomb the Chinese warships. Deep in the heart of China near Ichang my bombers, all 3 of them, finally make a run to no avail. Interesting that Ying Shan is dead in the water.





TF 103 followed by Allied Carrier Aircraft at 135,115 near Wotje
Search E7K2 Alf destroyed by CAP at (133,112)
a Kujira AMc class AMc is reported HIT
SSX Ha-22 detected by Allied Carrier Aircraft at 132,115 near Kwajalein Island
AMc Tama Maru #3 sinks at sea

Patani expands airfield to size 4
Aparri expands fortifications to size 2

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 Legaspi (82, 82)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Davao (79, 91)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Wenchow (89, 58)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!
LST. Thanks for the heads up here. I have been doing the rounds and AV will soon be arriving to start reducing these losses.

4th Field Kempeitai arrives at Tokyo=

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7 January 1942 - 1/17/2018 12:46:51 AM   
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PHILIPPINES


SS S-36 is sighted by DMS W-12 at 79/74 and avoids further contact.

Japanese morning Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor – 3 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 13 runway hits.

Lubang is occupied by the Japanese.

PACIFIC


SS I-20 finds something but not the major target at 136,112 near Ailuk. Launches 2 torpedoes at DD McCall. They miss and then the hunters are avoided.

Allied Ships

DD McCall
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
DD Ellet
DD Gridley
DD Balch
DD Porter
DD Flusser
DD Lamson


TF 103 encounters mine field at Kwajalein Island – 6 mines cleared.

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong – 6 casualties, 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 6 runway hits.

MALAYA

Japanese afternoon sweep
on Singapore.

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 18

Allied aircraft

Buffalo I x 15

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Buffalo I: 3 destroyed

Japanese afternoon Air attacks on 9ID 8th Indian Brigade at Port Swettenham – 63 casualties.

BORNEO

Pre-Invasion action off Kuching - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships

DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire (nasty… damage is at 12 24(13) 00 34 – bad fires!)
xAK Shonan Maru'

IJ troops unloading over beach at Kuching.

Allied bombardment at Kuching.
Attacking force 1136 troops, 12 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 44
Defending force 1359 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 61




SS RO-66 detected by Allied Fighter Bomber at 142,112 near Ailuk
SS I-22_ snooped by Allied Float Plane at 141,112 near Ailuk

Panama Canal expands airfield to size 5
Calcutta expands airfield to size 5
Butterworth/Sungei expands fortifications to size 1

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Legaspi (82, 82)!

xAKL Nisshun Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto+
AKE Nichii Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

38th Field AA Battalion arrives at Hamamatsu=
20th Port Unit arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

My search pilots finally tell me what I knew to be so at the Marshall Islands. Carriers located heading east. One thing it does tell me is that Ed is quite prepared to deploy his carriers when he sees opportunity to do so. So glad to next to all the shipping from the Marshalls was cleared out weeks ago. Happy too that I made the decision not to hare off with the depleted KB chasing what does appear to be at least a carrier force of equal strength. Shame the sub couldn’t find a carrier to shoot at but at least she had a go. Good to know the US carriers are heading back to Pearl. At least for some time they will not be making a surprise appearance in the DEI.





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HOME ISLANDS


SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch-24 at 101,59 near Fukue-jima and misses.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-24
xAK Ishikari Maru
SC Ch-26


SS Pollack elects not to attack xAKL Keihin Maru at 111,69 near Torishima.

DEI

SS I-157 is sighted and must forgo a shot at a good target at 52,92 near Billiton.

Allied Ships

TK British Judge
YMS Chuting
xAPc MMS-51
xAK Wulin
xAK Demodocus
xAKL Van der Capellen
xAKL Raub
xAKL Circe
xAKL Lyemun


SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Havfru at 59,106 near Kangean and misses.

BORNEO

Japanese night Naval bombardment
of Kuching.

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Suzuya


Allied ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9
Port hits 2

Allied bombardment attack at Kuching.
Attacking force 1109 troops, 12 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 42
Defending force 2428 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

CHINA

Japanese night Naval bombardment of 77,60 – 6 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attack on Dongxiang – 2 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 18 runway hits.

MALAYA

Japanese morning Air attack
on TF near Medan at 46,76

Allied Ships

DD John D Edwards
CL Mauritius~
xAP Sin Kheng Seng
, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
PC Tydeman

Allied ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Japanese morning Air attacks on 9ID 8th Indian Brigade at Port Swettenham – 26 casualties.
Japanese morning sweep on Singapore – no CAP flying.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Medan at 46,76

Allied Ships

xAP Tanimbar
xAP Ipoh
DD John D Ford
CL Mauritius~


Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Medan at 46,76

Allied Ships

xAP Kota Gede, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AV +Wusueh

Allied ground losses:
301 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Medan at 46,76

Allied Ships

xAP Hong Kheng, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

PHILIPPINES

Japanese morning Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor – 3 airbase hits, 3 runway hits and 1 G4M1 Betty-Rikko and 1 G3M2 Nell-Chukou lost to flak.

78/80 is occupied by the Japanese.




Ki-48-Ib Lily-Sokei from 8th Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 83,67
a Cachalot class SS is reported HIT

Jaluit expands fortifications to size 3
Maloelap expands fortifications to size 3
Pearl Harbor expands airfield to size 8
Sydney expands airfield to size 7

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Legaspi (82, 82)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Wenchow (89, 58)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!

xAP Sin Kheng Seng is reported to have been sunk near Medan on Jan 08, 1942
xAP Kota Gede is reported to have been sunk near Medan on Jan 08, 1942

AKE Tatsutake Maru arrives at Yokohama=+

83rd Naval Guard Unit arrives at Tokyo=

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CHINA


Night Naval bombardment of 77/60 – 1 Port Supply hit.

Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong – 16 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 47 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on Dongxiang – 1 airbase hit, 2 airbase supply hits and 13 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Shangrao.
Attacking force 8736 troops, 137 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 356
Defending force 1286 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

PACIFIC

SS Gudgeon is sighted and dives deep to escape at 111,109 near Truk.

PHILIPPINES

SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ashi at 83,67 near Hengchun and misses.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on Bataan / Corregidor – no reports of damage.

Sibuyan is occupied by the Japanese.

MALAYA


Japanese morning sweep on Singapore – no CAP encountered.

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Langsa at 46,74

Allied Ships

CL Mauritius~, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Kota Tjandi~, Torpedo hits 1
AV +Wusueh, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD John D Ford
xAP Van Cloon
, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Kota Baroe, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
255 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Massive explosion on CL Mauritius~

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Tandjoengbalai at 47,78

Allied Ships

xAP Hong Kheng, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Japanese morning Air attack on FMSV~ Brigade at Port Swettenham – 59 casualties (1 combat squad destroyed).

PACIFIC

SS I-26 shoots 2 torpedoes and scores with 1 at 209,87 near San Francisco.

AP W A Holbrook~, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

BORNEO

Japanese deliberate attack at Kuching.


Attacking force 2434 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 124
Defending force 1620 troops, 20 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese adjusted assault: 68
Allied adjusted defense: 15

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching!!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
472 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (8 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
31ID II./124th Inf Battalion
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
Sarawak Force~
2/15 Punjab (-) Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Japanese shock attack at Kudat.

Attacking force 432 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 158 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 20
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kudat!!!

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

Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st Sasebo Coy SNLF

Defending units:
Armed Constabulary'




Ki-48-Ib Lily-Sokei from 8th Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 83,67 an Allied SS is reported HIT

Repairs completed on CA Aoba at Okayama, ship returned to service – perhaps she can get through the rest of her service without the mischance of crashing into another friendly ship.

Huaishang expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kiangtu (91, 51)!
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 88/55 (88, 55)!

xAP Hong Kheng is reported to have been sunk near Tandjoengbalai on Jan 09, 1942
xAP Kota Baroe is reported to have been sunk near Langsa on Jan 09, 1942

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RE: 3 January 1942 - 1/22/2018 10:09:17 AM   
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AV +Wusueh, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Looks like the Japanese do not honor the markings of hospital ships in this war!

OTOH, if Mundy puts them in a convoy under military escort, it becomes easier to confuse targets.

+Wusueh is transporting its assigned Hospital LCU I hope.





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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

quote:

AV +Wusueh, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


Looks like the Japanese do not honor the markings of hospital ships in this war!

OTOH, if Mundy puts them in a convoy under military escort, it becomes easier to confuse targets.

+Wusueh is transporting its assigned Hospital LCU I hope.





Yes. Quite the shortcoming from the Japanese side of things I am afraid. I noted her presence the turn before and it did cross my mind as to how does one tell the guys at the pointy end to do the right thing by those ships with the big crosses on them. You are quite right... she was sailing in the war zone and well those bomber pilots might not get a good look at markings on ships before they release their weapon.

Does remind me of the sinking of Centaur off my own home town port of Brisbane. A hugely controversial sinking by Japanese submarine during the war.

I'll take it that Mundy is using the Hospital ships as you designed. It took me a little while to knock it into my own head that these ships must marry up with their own specific land unit but I think I have this aspect of the game under control.

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PACIFIC


SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nissho Maru at 111,108 near Truk and misses.

CANADA

SS I-1 is sighted and must abandon thoughts of attacking at 207,51 near Victoria.

Allied Ships

AP Mount McKinley
AP Zeilin
xAP Aleutian
xAP St Mihiel~
xAK Horace Luckenbach
KV Edmundston~


MALAYA

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Langsa at 46,74.

Allied Ships

CL Mauritius~
xAP Kota Radja
, Torpedo hits 1
DD John D Edwards
xAP Perak~
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Van Heutsz

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Langsa at 46,74.

Allied Ships

CL Mauritius~, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Hong Siang, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Langsa at 46,74.

Allied Ships

xAP Stagen
CL Mauritius~
, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese morning Air attack on Singapore – first Japanese bombing of this target (a late start… I know). Escort did not fly which as it turned out was not a bad thing as once again no fighters present to contest (recon is reporting plenty of fighters present on the ground though). Reasonable results for high level bombing and flak is plenty nasty enough at this level without chancing it even lower down.

Japanese aircraft

Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26

Allied aircraft

no flights

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim I: 9 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 3 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 2 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 18000 feet

Japanese morning sweep on Singapore – no CAP encountered.

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malacca / Gemas!!!

PHILIPPINES


Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor – 2 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 13 runway hits.

83/73 is occupied by the Japanese.

CHINA


Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong – 4 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 18 runway hits.
Chinese afternoon Air attack on Dongxiang – 3 airbase hits and 8 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at Shangrao.

Attacking force 8747 troops, 137 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 356
Defending force 1286 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Japanese adjusted assault: 361
Allied adjusted defense: 23

Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shangrao!!!

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

Allied ground losses:
724 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
#Administration
3rd War Area

BURMA

Japanese forces CAPTURE Thanbyuzayat!!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ye!!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE 57/53!!!





Hobart expands airfield to size 4
Chengchow expands port to size 2
Yenan expands airfield to size 2
Bihoro expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Legaspi (82, 82)!

xAP Perak is reported to have been sunk near Langsa on Jan 10, 1942
xAP Hong Siang is reported to have been sunk near Langsa on Jan 10, 1942

27th Sentai arrives at Phnom Penh
2nd Naval Repair Base Force arrives at Hong Kong
28ID 28th Mountain Gun Regiment arrives at Harbin
41st Field AA Battalion arrives at Osaka/Kyoto+


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PACIFIC


SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at TK Seirstad at 213,80 near San Francisco and misses. Not to be outdone by her first failure today she launches 2 more fish at the same location this time against TK Vera and again misses!

SS I-3 is located and eludes the search at 215,76 near San Francisco.

Allied Ships

PC Daphne
PC YP-241
PC YP-239
PC YP-143


CHINA

Japanese might Naval bombardment at 77,60 – 1 port hit.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Kukong - 5 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 26 runway hits.

DEI

SS I-157 attacks on the surface at 52,92 near Billiton.

Japanese Ships

SS I-157, hits 2, on fire (nice shooting by the tanker. I forget to check up on this sub until a few turns later and I find her battling on but with damage of (02 28(01) 04 00 – last hit by a 4in/45Qf Mk IV).

Allied Ships

TK Havfru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

BORNEO

IJA troops unloading over beach at Singkawang.

MALAYA

Japanese morning Air attack
on TF near Lhokseumawe at 45,71

Allied Ships

xAP Kinta
xAP Kepong
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
ML No 311, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Matang~, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD John D Edwards
xAP Van Outhoorn
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PC Tydeman, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Japanese morning Air attack on TF, near Lhokseumawe at 45,71

Allied Ships

xAK Ombilin
DD John D Ford
xAP Kota Inten
, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Singapore - 2 runway hits and 1 Ki-21-IIa Sally lost to flak.

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft

Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 9

Allied aircraft
no flights

CAP engaged:

No.21 Sqn RAAF with Buffalo I (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000, scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

Training flight from No.21 Sqn RAAF has been caught up in attack – Interesting. Seems that the Allies have set their fighters (some at least) to training at 10000 altitude.

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Lhokseumawe at 45,71

Allied Ships

AM Toowoomba
xAP Van der Lijn
, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Lhokseumawe at 45,71

Allied Ships

DD John D Edwards
xAP Van Heemskerck
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Klang, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ombilin
xAP Plancius


Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Lhokseumawe at 45,71

Allied Ships

xAP +Tasman
DD John D Ford


Japanese shock at Port Swettenham.

Attacking force 10857 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 465
Defending force 789 troops, 8 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 818
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 818 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Swettenham!!!

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

Allied ground losses:
1057 casualties reported
Squads: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 107 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
18th Division

Defending units:
9ID 8th Indian Brigade
FMSV~ Brigade

PHILIPPINES

SS Sturgeon is located and dives deep at 83,67 near Hengchun. She then attempts to turn the tables by firing 2 torpedoes at DD Kuri but misses.

Japanese Ships
DD Hasu
DD Kuri

Japanese deliberate attack at 79/93.

Attacking force 1314 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60
Defending force 256 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 26

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE 79/93!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
23SBF Kure 2nd' Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2nd/101st PA Battalion

Malaybalay is occupied by the Japanese.



Ki-48-Ib Lily-Sokei from 8th Sentai attacking a Shark class SS at 83,67 an Allied SS is reported HIT

Kushiro expands fortifications to size 2
Suva expands airfield to size 3
Darwin expands airfield to size 4
Dunedin expands port to size 3

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Hanoi (68, 56)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 94/42 (94, 42)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!

PC Tydeman is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
ML No 311 is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
TK Havfru is reported to have been sunk near Billiton on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Klang is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Matang is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Kepong is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Kota Inten is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Van der Lijn is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Van Heemskerck is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942
xAP Van Outhoorn is reported to have been sunk near Lhokseumawe on Jan 11, 1942

10th Special Base Force arrives at Yokohama=+

We finally come into sight of what appears to be a major Allied speed bump at Moulmein. I have forces attempting to out flank from behind via Chiang Mai. I wonder what effect this will have when it becomes obvious that LCUs are moving in from behind Moulmein.





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12 January 1942 - 1/22/2018 11:56:34 AM   
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PHILIPPINES


SS Sturgeon is located and dives deep to avoid further detection at 83,67 near Hengchun.

Japanese Ships

TB Manazuru
TB Chidori
TB Tomozuru
TB Hatsukari


Not long after another TF locates SS Sturgeon and she again sneaks off into the deep blue.

Japanese Ships

DD Tachikaze

Japanese morning Air attacks on Bataan / Corregidor - 1 airbase hit and 8 runway hits.

79/74 is occupied by the Japanese.

MALAYA


Japanese morning sweep on Singapore – no CAP encountered.

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Sabang at 46,70

Allied Ships

AV +Wusueh, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk – so begins the infamy of sinking hospital ships.
DD Isis~

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Sabang at 46,70

Allied Ships

DD Isis~, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Terempa at 54,81 – KB DEI tempts some Singapore bombers to come hunting.

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 80
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft

Blenheim I x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim I: 5 destroyed

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Sabang at 46,70

Allied Ships

xAP Kota Tjandi~

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on Dongxiang – 2 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 11 runway hits + 1 Ki-51a Sonia lost to flak.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Patung at 81,46

Allied Ships

PG Mei Yuan

Mei Yuan dead in the water ... and still the dive bombers cannot hit her. Admittedly the pilots naval bombing stats are not overly healthy.

AUSTRALIA

Japanese morning Air attack
on TF near Buin at 109,131

Allied Ships

DD Le Triomphant
xAP Mungana
, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Talune
xAP Maori
, Bomb hits 1
xAK Wanaka
AM Deloraine
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

DD Le Triomphant, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Maori, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Wanaka, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Talune
AM Wollongong
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Herstein, Bomb hits 9, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Rangitata, Torpedo hits 2

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Le Triomphant

PACIFIC

SS I-175 launches 4 torpedoes and gets a good result at 186,96 near Pearl Harbour.

Allied Ships

TK Beau, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PF Taney~
TK California Standard
PG Charleston


BORNEO

Japanese deliberate attack at Singkawang.


Attacking force 2236 troops, 26 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 106
Defending force 405 troops, 0 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 49
Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkawang!!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
31ID I./124th Inf Battalion
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
W Borneo Mil'ie Cdo
Civilians





G3M2 Nell-Chukou from Genzan Ku K-1' has spotted AV +Wusueh at 46,70
AV +Wusueh is reported HIT

Patani expands fortifications to size 1

DMS W-16 beginning refit in shipyard at Takao
DMS W-19 beginning refit in shipyard at Takao

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Legaspi (82, 82)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuala Lumpur (49, 79)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 94/42 (94, 42)!

AM Wollongong is reported to have been sunk near Buin on Jan 12, 1942
AM Deloraine is reported to have been sunk near Buin on Jan 12, 1942
xAK Wanaka is reported to have been sunk near Buin on Jan 12, 1942
xAK Herstein is reported to have been sunk near Buin on Jan 12, 1942
AV +Wusueh is reported to have been sunk near Sabang on Jan 12, 1942

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PHILIPPINES


SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 80,93 and misses.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on Bataan / Corregidor – 5 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 11 runway hits.

AUSTRALIA

Japanese night Naval bombardment of Rabaul
– 4 airbase supply hits, 8 runway hits, 7 port hits and 1 port supply hit. A wasted effort. The bombardment reveals that the bases is unoccupied. Sir Robin has come and gone.

Japanese Ships

BB Mutsu
BB Nagato


Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Kukong – 9 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 9 airbase supply hits.

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on Dongxiang – 3 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 20 runway hits.

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Patung at 80,46

Allied Ships

PG Ying Hao

Ying Hao dead in the water ...

Japanese shock attack at 89/39

Attacking force 27763 troops, 349 guns, 112 vehicles, Assault Value = 1165
Defending force 14695 troops, 89 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 646

Japanese adjusted assault: 917
Allied adjusted defense: 2325

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1323 casualties reported
Squads: 140 destroyed, 190 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 23 (1 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
327 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
8th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
41st Division
62ID 4th Ind.Mix.' Brigade
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment

Defending units:
115th Red Chin Div*
#Administration

Somewhat painful but we are across the river. Plenty of forts to deal with and what a brute of a Chinese Division – well over 600 AV! 8th Ind. Mixed Brigade took the brunt of the loses and will withdraw from the line. We have one further division on the way to bolster the numbers after the troops have had some time to recover. Am attempting to aerial bomb the enemy but so far, no luck in getting this to happen.

MALAYA

Japanese afternoon sweep on Singapore – no CAP encountered.

Kuantan is occupied by the Japanese.

BORNEO

Japanese afternoon Air attack
on TF near Ketapang at 55,93

Allied Ships

xAKL Gen van der Heyen
xAKL Makian





SS I-124* lays minefield at Hong Kong ( 77 , 61) and sets course for Hong Kong

Wellington expands airfield to size 4

Ginowa V. of 52nd I.F.Chutai is promoted to 1LT

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kiangtu (91, 51)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/55 (88, 55)!

AMc Byoritsu Maru arrives at Ominato+

HDML YP-17 is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Dec 11, 1941

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RE: 13 January 1942 - 1/22/2018 12:43:09 PM   
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Japanese morning Air attack on Singapore – first Japanese bombing of this target (a late start… I know). Escort did not fly which as it turned out was not a bad thing as once again no fighters present to contest (recon is reporting plenty of fighters present on the ground though). Reasonable results for high level bombing and flak is plenty nasty enough at this level without chancing it even lower down.


Yes, bombing Singers as early as possible is mandatory. Singers must be put in fighter range asap, that means early capture of Kuching, Singkawang or Kuantan. I never had any luck with night bombing early-on. Although the Netties at Saigon have good ground bombing stats, I cannot get them to hit anything at Singers. In more than one test I have set them to night bomb at various altitudes and tried time and again over several weeks - lost 1-3 planes in every attack and rarely achieved any hits on the port or airfield - on average a single one every six attacks or so, moon or no moon.



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Somewhat painful but we are across the river. Plenty of forts to deal with and what a brute of a Chinese Division – well over 600 AV! 8th Ind. Mixed Brigade took the brunt of the loses and will withdraw from the line. We have one further division on the way to bolster the numbers after the troops have had some time to recover. Am attempting to aerial bomb the enemy but so far, no luck in getting this to happen.


The three ChiCom divisions ARE monsters - be glad they are static. The deal the Commies struck with the KMT for the duration of the war against Japan limited the Communist forces to one Army Group of three divisions. However, the KMT failed to specify the number of regiments allowed per division. So the Commies paid lip-service to the three division limit but assigned several dozen regiments to each division. The so-called "Hundred Regiments Offensive" in 1940 launched 400.000 men against the Japanese - 46 regiments from the 115th Division, 47 from the 129th, and 22 from the 120th.

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