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The Dutch do it again. - 12/21/2017 6:39:23 PM   
CharlieVane


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It was on Christmas day that a Dutch fleet led by Rear Admiral N. Renner headed off to engage Japanese forced near Madjene. The fleet consisted of the 3 Light Cruisers in service with the Dutch Navy and Destroyers Eversten, Kortaener, Piet Hein, and Van Ghent.
In the very early hours of the 27th, this force encountered a Japanese Destroyer Division. The ensuing battled started off badly when the enemy Commander crossed the Dutch 'T'
After a few minutes of firing by the CL's, Destroyer Natsushio drew first blood when she hit HNMLS Kortaener. The single shot pierced Kortaener's armor and started a fire amidships. She was hit again shortly after. This wouldn't have been a problem if she had managed NOT to collide with the HMNLS Java, Admiral Renner's flagship. Worse, this occurred shortly after Commander Nagai ordered the Japanese fleet to disengage.
Before they were out of range, Hatsushio made one last hit on Kortaener.
She and Van Ghent were detached from the task force. Shortly afterward, the ramining Dutch ships ran into Japanese troop transport Ural maru.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Madjene at 65,102, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAP Ural Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter
CL Tromp
DD Piet Hein
DD Evertsen

Japanese ground losses:
218 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 64% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages xAP Ural Maru at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages xAP Ural Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages xAP Ural Maru at 7,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

This was very puzzling. Was the transport always independent? Did a larger task force split up previously? How did the Dutch let this perfect target escape? This is like Badoeng strait, but even more humiliating.

Meanwhile...
Pre-Invasion action off Oosthaven (48,96)

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AK Sagami Maru
AK Kinka Maru
AK Tosan Maru
DD Shirakumo

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

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

AK Sagami Maru firing at Teloekbetoeng ML Base Force
AK Sagami Maru fired at enemy troops
AK Kinka Maru fired at enemy troops
AK Tosan Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

ASW attack near Hengchun at 83,67

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish is located by DD Hatsushima
Swordfish diving deep ....
DD Wakaba fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsushima is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsushima
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsushima
Swordfish diving deep ....
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba attacking submerged sub ....
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba attacking submerged sub ....
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
DD Wakaba is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

So, first S-37 tries to shoot Wakaba two times, then Swordfish attacks Hatsushima twice. Whatever could it mean?

There are still more air raids at Luzon. At the very least, the miniscule AA sometimes causes more than one bomber to be damaged.

In the afternoon phase, the Dutch flying boats uncovered another deep invasion force by the Japanese:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pare Pare at 66,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Do-24K-1 x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Amakusa Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Do-24K-1 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pare Pare at 66,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Do-24K-1 x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Okuni Maru, Bomb hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Do-24K-1 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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ASW attack near Hong Kong at 77,61

Japanese Ships
AMc Kyokei Maru
AMc Mogami Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

SS Seawolf is sighted by escort
Seawolf bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Amphibious Assault at Pare Pare (66,104)

TF 358 troops unloading over beach at Pare Pare, 66,104

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

17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 accidentally lost during unload of Sasebo 8th SNLF /5

Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19130 troops, 340 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 666

Defending force 28811 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 607

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

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

Assaulting units:
10th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
29th Division
30th Infantry Regiment
28th Cavalry Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
1st Ind Field Artillery Regiment
12th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Mountain Gun Regiment
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
15th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
40th Chinese Corps
8th New Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
39th Group Army
1st War Area
24th Group Army
10th Chinese Base Force


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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 36021 troops, 324 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 951

Defending force 26727 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 543

Assaulting units:
22nd Division
15th Division
116th Division

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
10th Group Army


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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 25600 troops, 184 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1087

Defending force 36934 troops, 271 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 891

Japanese ground losses:
226 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
48th Recon Regiment
16th Engineer Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
16th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 1st SNLF
40th Field AA Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
14th JAAF AF Coy
4th Field Construction Battalion
1st Ship Engineer Regiment
45th Field AA Battalion
31st Fld AA Gun Co
48th Field AA Battalion
30th Fld AA Gun Co
32nd JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
41st PA Infantry Division
91st PA Infantry Division
71st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regiment
1st Constabulary Regiment
1st PA Infantry Division
51st PA Infantry Division
2nd Constabulary Regiment
27th Avn Sup
Mindoro Constab Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
Cavite USN Base Force
4th PAAC Avn Sup
I/Prov'nl SPM Grp
Nichols Field AAF Base Force
Far East USAAF
US Forces Far East
Asiatic Fleet
II Corps
86th PS Field Artillery Battalion
III/Prov'nl SPM Grp


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Ground combat at Batu Pahat (49,82)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3873 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 62

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batu Pahat !!!

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

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8091 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 203

Defending force 1186 troops, 15 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Japanese adjusted assault: 112

Allied adjusted defense: 13

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rabaul !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
520 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
61st Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Lark Force
Rabaul Base Force

The Americans are almost completely out of Clark. There was just too much AF damage for the engineers to repair and then focus on Forts.

The Chinese will soon be in position to attack Hankow.





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Recent events - 12/23/2017 8:14:22 PM   
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About the only really crazy events to occur in the past three turns were:
On December 29th, a big Japanese raid tried to bomb Singapore's airfield. The bombers ran into a CAP totaling 58 Buffaloes. 65 Nells and Betties were shot down.

The next day, they were tested first by Zeroes sweeping at something like 24000 feet and Ki-43 Oscars. A total of 8 Buffaloes were lost.

Clark field was occupied by the Japanese on the 30th. The airfield was just too badly damaged for forts to get constructed.

A Japanese unit crossed into Loyang over a river on the 28th. A futile attack, but the presence of that unit meant that the Chinese army in Chengchow was blocked from retreating for some reason:

Ground combat at Chengchow (88,44)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 33141 troops, 442 guns, 321 vehicles, Assault Value = 1031

Defending force 28798 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 619

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 621

Allied adjusted defense: 205

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chengchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1985 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
31101 casualties reported
Squads: 614 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1847 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 87 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 81 (81 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 11

Assaulting units:
28th Cavalry Regiment
29th Division
23rd Tank Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
32nd Division
30th Infantry Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion
8th Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Ind Field Artillery Regiment
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
8th New Chinese Corps
3rd Construction Regiment
40th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
15th Chinese Corps
7th Construction Regiment
24th Group Army
39th Group Army
1st War Area
10th Chinese Base Force

Ground combat at Loyang (87,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17680 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 540

Defending force 5918 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Allied adjusted assault: 495

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 49 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2866 casualties reported
Squads: 78 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 24 (11 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
93rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
15th Group Army
14th Group Army
36th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
16th Ind.Mixed Brigade

While that was going on, a single Japanese unit entered the hex west of Loyang. I waited until I had enough units for an attack on the 30th:

Ground combat at 86,43 (near Loyang)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25856 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 752

Defending force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Allied adjusted assault: 395

Japanese adjusted defense: 22

Allied assault odds: 17 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 52 (16 destroyed, 36 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
250 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
47th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
15th Tank Regiment

Owing to the poor terrain, Loyang must be abandoned.

In the east Indies, the Japanese invaded Oosthaven. Search planes spotted an invasion force at Kendari, supported by two small carrier TF's. A group of DO-24's were almost intercepted by their fighters, but got through due to poor weather and missed.
Their is another TF at Namlea that may pick up the SNLF unit there.

< Message edited by CharlieVane -- 12/23/2017 10:19:39 PM >

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Strange tales of success. - 12/30/2017 9:45:35 PM   
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It was on January second that the first Major Japanese warship was sunk.
At Babeldaop, USS Perch spotted the Escort carrier Taiyou and fired 4 torpedoes. Only one dud impacted.
Shortly afterwards, another submarine spotted this carrier. It was K14, a Dutch boat.
Thanks to working torpedoes, K14 was able to hit Taiyou with 3 fish in one spread. The ship had fire and heavy damage, but was still afloat.
After that, Perch returned and scored another hit.
I heard the sinking sound. 17 A5m4 Claudes were reported lost on the ground. I'd say that's a wrap.
Perch was attacked by a PB afterwards and took 12 sys damage.
Things got weird in the next turn. Belfry said he couldn't explain why what happened took place. I'll just post the reports.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 42
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Naval Gun Fire at Bataan - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Inazuma, Shell hits 8, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Ikazuchi, Shell hits 4, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Inazuma
Magazine explodes on DD Ikazuchi
Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Ikazuchi


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TF 8 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Inazuma, Mine hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

1 mine cleared


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Naval Gun Fire at Bataan - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

56 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Shell hits 3, Mine hits 2, on fire
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 5, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Manila Bay Defenses firing at CL Kiso
CL Kiso firing at Manila Bay Defenses
Manila Bay Defenses firing at DD Kamikaze
DD Kamikaze firing at Manila Bay Defenses


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TF 109 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kamikaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

You should note that at the time I sent the last few ships in Manila on suicidal transport runs to Cebu, Leyte, etc. Perhaps this was due to aggression or reactiveness settings for the Japanese. Either way, Kiso, Ikazuchi, and Inazuma were listed as sunk. It's rather annoying that it took a glitch in the game to take out these ships. I would've preferred to eliminate them myself. I'm the only one who should be able to make things easier for me.
Those were the main 'successes' of the past five turns. Before them, the Japanese landed at multiple places in the Celebes. I sent in the subs to find weak spots, knowing that Ryuujo and and at least one other Carrier were in the area.

Attacks for December 31st:

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Sub attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
xAKL Ryuto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Rakuyo Maru
xAK Tosei Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAKL Bichu Maru
xAKL Fukkai Maru
xAKL Kofuku Maru
PB Keiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

SS KXVIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Ryuto Maru
KXVIII bottoming out ....
PB Keiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Pare Pare at 66,104

Japanese Ships
xAK Okuni Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

xAK Okuni Maru is sighted by SS KXIII
SS KXIII attacking xAK Okuni Maru on the surface

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Namlea at 76,108

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Yoshino Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,95

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Tosan Maru
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sagami Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 3 x 300 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 49,95

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Hirokawa Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb

Attacks for January 1st:
Morning Air attack on TF, near Namlea at 76,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Yoshino Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Namlea at 76,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Hayate, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-339D bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Attacks for January 2nd:




Sub attack near Namlea at 76,108

Japanese Ships
AMC Awata Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAP Yoshino Maru
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

SS Searaven launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Awata Maru
Searaven bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

ASW attack near Kendari at 70,105

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Oshio
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hibiki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The latest battles:

Sub attack near Namlea at 76,108

Japanese Ships
AMC Awata Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
xAP Yoshino Maru
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at AMC Awata Maru
KXVI bottoming out ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The air war in Singapore is a mess. Air battles on the 31st and the 1st cost the Commonwealth a total of 23 Buffalos. Not one Japanese plane was shot down on the 1st. I stood down all fighter wings to let damaged planes repair. They will be sweeping again on the 5th.
The only other part of Malaya that matters is Temuloh. For the past few days the combat report has shown this:

Ground combat at Temuloh (50,78)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4032 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 5665 troops, 52 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
FMSV Brigade
22nd Indian Brigade
3rd HK&S Light AA Regiment
1st ISF Base Force

It is also getting bombed and surrounded by other enemy units.

China is going to be a pain. Hopefully I can outlast Greyjoy in time spent defending it from the Japanese.

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January 11th: The Battle of Singapore begins. - 1/3/2018 9:40:09 PM   
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Me in my response email: "You're gonna need a bigger army."

Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24640 troops, 378 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 736

Defending force 55275 troops, 544 guns, 371 vehicles, Assault Value = 1060

Japanese adjusted assault: 154

Allied adjusted defense: 813

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
5809 casualties reported
Squads: 60 destroyed, 385 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 32 (5 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
707 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
21st Fld AA Gun Co
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
35th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
5th Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
25th Army
5th Mortar Battalion
35th Fld AA Gun Co
33rd Field Const Co

Defending units:
2nd Loyal Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
11th Indian Division
1st Malay Battalion
SSVF Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Malay Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Hyderabad Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
12th Indian Brigade
III Indian Corps
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
224 Group RAF
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
AHQ Far East
223 Group RAF
109th RN Base Force
113th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Malaya Army
Singapore Fortress
112th RAF Adv Base Force
111th RAF Adv Base Force
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
Singapore Base Force
110th RAF Adv Base Force
5th Field Regiment

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January 17th: "O mijn God!" - 1/6/2018 12:32:55 AM   
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I haven't had much luck with American Subs. Ever since they evacuated Manila (Not because of aerial threats-the Japanese bombers olny hit the now-empty airfield-but because the Damned port at Manila can't resupply subs with torpedoes), they've all been sent to Soerbaja, with the exception of one or two that went to Batavia and a few that are still hovering around Indochina and Malaya.
The trouble with being based at Sorebaja is that the Japanese push at Java hasn't arrived yet, and the Celebes is just far away enough that Subs can't intercept newly-spotted task forces in time. Case in point, on the 6th of January, a might Japanese bombardment force went to attack Makassar:

Naval bombardment of Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio
DD Asashio

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

Manpower hits 2
Resources hits 1
Fires 1996
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21
Port hits 15
Port fuel hits 2

BB Haruna firing at Makassar RK Cdo
BB Kongo firing at Makassar
CA Atago firing at Makassar
CA Takao firing at Makassar
CL Jintsu firing at Makassar
DD Hibiki firing at Makassar
DD Akatsuki firing at Makassar
DD Arashio firing at Makassar
DD Michishio firing at Makassar
DD Oshio firing at Makassar
DD Asashio firing at Makassar

As you can see, not a whole lot of hits on the poor Dutch defenders. I sent out a horde of Americo-Dutch subs at once.
The Japanese remained for another day:

Night Naval bombardment of Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio
DD Asashio

Resources hits 1
Manpower hits 1
Fires 821
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 16
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

BB Haruna firing at Makassar
BB Kongo firing at Makassar
CA Atago firing at Makassar
CA Takao firing at Makassar
CL Jintsu firing at Makassar
DD Hibiki firing at Makassar
DD Akatsuki firing at Makassar
DD Arashio firing at Makassar
DD Michishio firing at Makassar
DD Oshio firing at Makassar
DD Asashio firing at Makassar

Alas, it took another day for the subs to arrive. Based on intel reports, I re-routed many of them to the Celebes and Ternate to intercept reinforcement convoys. For another two weeks, there wasn't much in the realm of results, aside from when S-36 torpedoed IJN Isuzu on the 12th:

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Sub attack near Oosthaven at 48,96

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS S-36

SS S-36 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Isuzu
S-36 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

The whole Oosthaven saga deserves its own entry.

Betwixt other events, I became aware that the KB was in the sea between Ternate and the Celebes (not as odd a place as the Southern tip of Australia, as Mr. CanoeRebel can attest). There was also another Carrier force somewhere in the Makasssar strait that intercepted the Dutch B339's set to strafe what I thought were TF's heading to Balikpapan (I sent a sub Swarm to counter them too, perhaps he had some idea of what I might do and recalled them).
I sent out some subs to catch the KB. 5 days of waiting later, it was on the 17th that an allied sub caught the Japanese carriers.
A Dutch sub.

Sub attack near Kendari at 72,106

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku, Torpedo hits 3, on fire
BB Kirishima
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Urakaze
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS O23

SS O23 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Shokaku
DD Kasumi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFxPJ-7lg5I

See, this is why having a task force linger in one hex is bad.

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RE: January 17th: "O mijn God!" - 1/7/2018 12:30:52 AM   
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Especially against Dutch subs that actually working torpedoes.

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RE: January 17th: "O mijn God!" - 1/7/2018 2:54:34 AM   
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3 hits on 6 torpedoes? It appears to me that he was lingering in that hex because he was out of fuel.

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RE: January 17th: "O mijn God!" - 1/8/2018 2:04:39 PM   
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On 15 September, 1942 the I-19 launched a spread of 6 torpedoes at the Wasp hitting it with 3 of 6 torpedoes and sunk while she was underway. Not only that but 1 torpedo of the 6 hit the DD415 O'Brien and sank it and also BB55 North Carolina with 1 torpedo putting her into the yards for repair and refitting for 6 weeks. Thus making it the most deadly single spread of torpedoes in WWII, sinking a carrier, Destroyer and damaging a BB with 5 out of 6 torpedoes fired.

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Stretching to the South. - 1/9/2018 3:38:27 AM   
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I mentioned early on that Luganville was invaded by one of those starting Naval Guard invasion TF's. Now it seems that this was just the start of an ahistorical move to the South Pacific. In the post-air phase of January 22nd, I observed this report:
Amphibious Assault at Tanna (120,157)

TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Tanna, 120,157

15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of Maizuru 1st SNLF

I wasn't so concerned over this. He'll need to find engineer and Airbase units somewhere, which will take a while. So will moving Air groups, unless he wants to dela with ops losses from transferring over long distances.
The unloading went on for another day before I remembered the presence of a French Destroyer at Fiji:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 24, 42
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tanna at 120,157, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Ujigawa Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 13,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Ujigawa Maru
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAK Shinkoku Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAK Shinkoku Maru sunk by DD Le Triomphant at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Ujigawa Maru
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAK Nittai Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAK Nittai Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Nittai Maru sunk by DD Le Triomphant at 2,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Le Triomphant engages xAKL Ujigawa Maru at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Already, we can hear the giant sucking sound of the sinkhole opening under this theater.


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The situation as of February 8th - 1/14/2018 4:38:49 AM   
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I will try and provide a summary of the game for the past month in the next few posts. For starters, here is the Strategic map.
In the background, you have a handy view of the situation in China, which will be detailed later.




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China. - 1/14/2018 5:23:23 AM   
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Here, with some basic labels, is the situation in China.
1=Sinyang. Chinese units captured Sinyang on January 10th, destroying the AAF unit and construction unit there in the process. AV was 1013 at the time. When the Japanese returned on January 18th there was about 800 AV worth of units there after I moved one down in the failed attack on Hankow.
4 days later, Japanese reinforcements arrived and commenced trying to kick the Chinese out. by then I knew trying to take Hankow was foolish, so I had the army at Sinyang hold the base as a blocking force to cover the army that was leaving Hankow.
They were forced out on February 5th and the remnants were down to 40 AV, but they held back the Japanese, caused something like 170 losses in vehicles, and bought time keeping the Changsha mess cut off from railway movement.
2=Withdrawal from Hankow.
Seeing a stack of 17 Japanese units moving out from Hankow/Wuchang, I though it was possible to capture the city or divert the Japanese army moving towards Changsha away. I sent in 1300 Av of units against what I later saw was 570 AV of Japanese units behind level 4 forts. One disappointing deliberate attack on the 15th later, and I thought to dig in and send in more troops, but I changed my mind a few turns later. The army is slowly making its way to Changsha.
3=Hengyang: I was able to track the movements of the Japanese stack heading East from Wuchang. At first I sent in soldiers and most of the Artillery units from the NRA reserve to Changsha, until I figured out that the Japanese stack was headed to Hengyang. So I transferred several infantry units and an AT gun unit to that hex. Eventually, the Japanese shock attacked over the river and ran into a force that outnumbered them from the start. Supply at the base grew very low thanks to constant bombardments over the first few days, so I used the bombers at Changsha to transport supplies. Meanwhile, there were several Japanese stacks entering in the hexes around Changsha to keep me honest.
I did some "force recon" with the bombers and saw that they were all mixed brigades and one lone Moutnain gun regiment in the wooded hex to the west of Changsha that was promptly ejected.
The stack in the dot hex south of Changsha is made of two units that were sent to capture Pingsiang and several depleted units that made an arduous trek from Chuhsien past enemy lines to that hex.
Ichang was captured on the 21st, and I kicked the units defending it out of the hex they retreated to a few days later.
4=Kweilin:
Wuchow fell on the 17th. The units holding it were chased until the Japanese caught up with them and sent them retreating into Kweilin. They marched into Kweilin on January 20th. Luckily, I had built up the forts and was already moving several units from the central reserve into that area. The Japanese division and mortar unit that tried to take Kweilin left a few days after.
5=Kukong:
Served as a rally point for units retreating from the Chuhsien area and other hexes. A Japanese regiment moved in on January 19th and was kicked out a few days later.
6=Wenchow:Garrisoned by 900 AV with a supply stockpile that is increasing!
7=Sian: Sian is surrounded in the 3 clear hexes by one unit each. I amassed armies from the Northern parts of China to kick them out.
8=Lucky forces: Chinese armies that managed to escape relatively unharmed from Nanyang and the Loyang area right on the heels of the Japanese. The stack in the road hex retreated from Nanyang after weathering an ineffective deliberate attack, then they arrived in the current hex just in time to intercept a smaller Japanese stack that shock attacked over the river and is now bogged down. Reinforcements arrived for the respective armies and now they're both at 1300 AV.
9=Reinforcements:China gets a generous drip of reinforcements that is mainly being sent to help the push from the North.
AVG is on the Indian frontier.



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RE: China. - 1/14/2018 5:23:59 AM   
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*Accidental post!* Will edit later.

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RE: Conflict of Nations: CharlieVane v. Belfry-DBB-C-28 - 1/14/2018 5:43:10 AM   
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ORIGINAL: CharlieVane

Recently my request for a Japanese opponent in another PBEM was answered by a Mr. Belfry. I wanted DBB-A, but it turned out he had the December 8th turn from a prior game that ended after just 3 turns. It was in DBB-C, the one where transports have less carrying capacity. I learned from the previous allied player, 821Bobo, that he stopped mainly due to sync issues. I will see how that affects my own experience.
Here are the settings:


1 day turns

FOW - ON

Advanced weather effects - ON

Allied damage control - ON

Dec 7th surprise - ON

Reliable USN torpedoes - OFF

Realistic R&D - ON

Combat reports - ON

Auto sub ops - OFF

Auto upgrade ships and air groups - OFF

Accept air and ground replacements - OFF

PDU - ON

Historical first turn on

Reinforcements +/- 15 days

Facilities expand at start off



Big Babes -c Scen 28

Latest Patch

Extended Map with stacking limits



House Rules:



No Allied 4E Naval bombing below 10k altitude

No single ship MTB/Patrol boat/Small Craft/Yard oilers TF just left in ports to confuse naval bombing.

As you may know, the only other PBEM I have done so far was RHS 123 against Bristolduke as the Japanese.
I'm going in blind. My only consolation is that with Historical first turn on, there can't be that many decisions from the last player to go over.
Time to watch the December 7th replay...






The japan player accepted this No-House rules; dont need to answer; really pro-allied gamely; AAR maybe ; i just waslooking for the settlmentconditions that WITPAD has a must conditions to start a PBME; but this macht is not fear. (looking the ships and planes OFF)




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RE: Conflict of Nations: CharlieVane v. Belfry-DBB-C-28 - 1/14/2018 9:07:11 AM   
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Looks like you're doing well in China. Beware of getting too comfy in clear hexes. If he goes big to reinforce the center, I'd be already setting up some units behind those clear hex bases to start digging in.

At Sian what are your forts? Tough to defend if you have low supply, but you've forced him to consider another river crossing, which can work for you if he rushes.

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RE: Conflict of Nations: CharlieVane v. Belfry-DBB-C-28 - 1/14/2018 4:57:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Zecke



The japan player accepted this No-House rules; dont need to answer; really pro-allied gamely; AAR maybe ; i just waslooking for the settlmentconditions that WITPAD has a must conditions to start a PBME; but this macht is not fear. (looking the ships and planes OFF)




It was he who offered the house rules to me.

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Malaya - 1/14/2018 5:15:40 PM   
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Despite being faced with a Mersing invasion, most of the units in Malaya made it to Singapore.
The Japanese entered the city with an army that wasn't nearly big enough and didn't have any fully assembled divisions on January 11th.
They have been bombarding the place ever since. The exact number of units fluctuates as some are withdrawn.
Fighter Squadrons at Singapore were slowly whittled down until only 6 planes were left by February. I flew two squadrons with a pair of planes each out to Soerbaja via Palembang and then Batavia. Now they are being transported to Darwin.
The unit in the North is made of some leftovers from Kuantan and Khota Bharu that fled into Kuala Lumpur and was forced out recently.
Prince of Wales and Repulse are still stuck in the repair yard at Singapore. Prince of Wales can make 20 knots and Repulse can make 12, but she suffers from worse flooding. Sooner or later, both ships will run the gauntlet through the Malacca strait, escorted by the other Surface ships still in Singapore. I was able to save the AMC's, AP's, CM, and AK's that were stuck there.





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As you can see, Manila was just captured after a month or so of continuous bombardment followed by a few deliberate attacks. Those last few attacks involved Japanese reinforcements that pushed the AV up to 2000.
Bataan has around 10000 supplies left. For some reason I see Nates and Oscars joining in the bombings of the hex and usually getting damaged by flak in large numbers.
All the forces in the smaller island bases are running out of supplies.
To the lower left you can see an RN base force that was pushed out of Sandakan and is moving to Tarakan.




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Everything in the NEI is resting or training for the most part. Java serves as a stopover point for air groups being shipped to Australia, because the Aviation support there is painfully low and the Dutch air force is full of 'hard' restricted units that can't be transferred to another HQ, so once those bases fall, they're done.
I picked up the Dutch battalions defending some outlying islands and sent the Dutch infantry units defending Sabang on a weeks-long trek to Palembang.
Oosthaven was captured on December 29th. For a few days in mid-January I used the Dutch bombers at Batavia to attack Japanese reinforcement convoys. This paid off handsomely. Not only were a few transports hit, the bombers and fighters made a total of 2 300KG bomb hits and a few more 30KG bomb hits on CL Kashii. Fighters also made a total of 10 30 KG bomb hits on E Saga and caused 'heavy fires, heavy damage'.
S-36 also hit the Isuzu on January 12th. A few days later, it turned out the convoy was transporting Ki-32 Maries from North Borneo to try and bomb Batavia. They were escorted by an Oscar squadron. I had the Dutch fighters there Sweep the hex and they supposedly shot down 10 Maries. Then the Oscars started sweeping, so I made the risky gamble of transferring the Fighter squads from Balikpapan all the way to Batavia. It worked and the suffered no ops losses.
Shortly afterwards, I believe another convoy sent a Zero detachment into Oosthaven. Air superiority was quickly gained by the Japanese.
In Celebes, I believe Kendari is being used as some kind of staging area. I've seen many TF's docked there thanks to search planes. Intel also showed that the Japanese have 20 fighters, bombers, and support planes each. Right now I have most of the fastest subs (21kt) in the hex to try and catch some of those transports.




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Australia:
Currently serving as a rendezvous point for air squadron from Luzon and Singapore. Sydney is the home port for the Enterprise TF. Northampton, Chester, and Louisville are getting their February refit there.
PNG:
I'll let the Japanese have Port Moresby for now. I evacuated the Base force and the NG battalion, because if there are two things I need in Australia right no, they are Aviation support and unrestricted infantry units.
Burma:There's a stack of five units waiting outside of Rangoon (Level 3 forts, 750 AV). Most everything else is retreating across the border.
PH:
Here's everything that's still being repaired at Pearl Harbor.






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Two very noteworthy events today.
First, in the AM search phase, I saw a message stating that one of the OS2 Search planes based at Ambon was 'destroyed by CAP in the Northern Molucca sea. I can now see a TF with 25 fighters and 68 bombers South of Ternate. Meanwhile, there also appears to be another CV TF moving between Ketapang and Bangka island with 16 fighters and 17 bombers. Submarines are already in position to attack the latter.
The combat replay showed many bombings at Bataan.
Here is what happened on land:

Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13426 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 776

Defending force 32774 troops, 184 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 805

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

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

Assaulting units:
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
8th Armored Car Co
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
50th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
10th Group Army


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Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1368

Defending force 54735 troops, 302 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1319

Assaulting units:
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
3rd Tank Regiment
5th Armored Car Co
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
14th Division
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2820 troops, 238 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 835

Defending force 55752 troops, 545 guns, 368 vehicles, Assault Value = 980

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

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

Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
56th Engr Rgt /3
26th Fld AA Gun Co
56th Field Artillery Regiment
21st Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
35th Fld AA Gun Co
33rd Field Const Co

Defending units:
27th Australian Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Malay Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
1st Mysore Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
11th Indian Division
5/14th Punjab Battalion
3rd SSVF Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
2nd Malay Battalion
SSVF Brigade
1st Manchester Battalion
22nd Australian Brigade
12th Indian Brigade
224 Group RAF
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
112th RAF Adv Base Force
Singapore Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
Singapore Fortress
Malaya Army
109th RN Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
113th RAF Adv Base Force
III Indian Corps
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
AHQ Far East
223 Group RAF
110th RAF Adv Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
111th RAF Adv Base Force
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment
In China, I will soon have 3000 AV of units at Hengyang to push out the Japanese. This is not including units moving through Changteh that will arrive later.
Land units are heading to reinforce Chittagong and Dimapur.
Because the Air support situation in Australia is so bad, I assembled a reinforcement convoy of the 2 base forces, and AA unit and the 1st Marine air group, escorted by Detroit, a DM, a DMS, and DesDiv 3.
Supply convoys have been moving freely to Australia from off-map hexes and the DEI. Colombo is being used as an intermediate port for Fuel to be stored.
There's a large engineer unit at Midway island to expand the port. Sadly, the airfield is already maxed out at level 4.







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At Sian what are your forts? Tough to defend if you have low supply, but you've forced him to consider another river crossing, which can work for you if he rushes.

Level 3 forts, with 1680 AV holding the hex.

Today there was another shocking revelation: a second carrier TF is moving ahead of the first one East of Bangka.

One of those TF's was revealed after this:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 09, 42
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ASW attack near Billiton at 53,93

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
SS KVIII, hits 3, on fire

SS KVIII launches 4 torpedoes at CA Myoko
KVIII bottoming out ....
DD Oyashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oyashio cannot reach attack position over SS KVIII
SS KVIII eludes DD Oyashio by hugging bottom
DD Oyashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oyashio cannot reach attack position over SS KVIII
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

KVIII is crippled to the point that she has a move rate of zero hexes.

One thing I forgot to mention: After O23 hit Shoukaku with 3 torpedoes, I sent over the response email with a link to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFxPJ-7lg5I
He says to me in response:
quote:

Oh dear ..Its like that is it? Very Funny!! I will have my day. I have to say you are making me work for it.

On of the January 25th, a task force made of Saratoga, Yorktown, Clark ,and DesDiv 10 left San Francisco for Pearl Harbor. At the very start of January 30th, 7 hexes from the destination, Saratoga was attacked by I-5 and suffered 'critical damage' from one torpedo hit.
By the time the task force arrived at Pearl Harbor, Saratoga had 22 FLT and 14 SYS damage and needed 102 days in the repair yard.
In the email with that turn, there was a link to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VRGeYlZisk&feature=youtu.be
For the most part, the Japanese submarines near Hawaii have been only a nuisance. They often attack the Destroyers in the cargo TF's I send, except for in today's case:

Submarine attack near Lahaina at 190,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
xAK City of Elwood, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAK City of Elwood is sighted by SS I-18
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK City of Elwood

In what I would call a rather wasteful choice, bombers are doing ground attacks on Singapore:

Morning Air attack on Singapore Fortress, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 109th RN Base Force, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 10 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RN Base Force ...
Also attacking 22nd Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 109th RN Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore Base Force, at 50,84 (Singapore)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Here's the latest attack on my withdrawing army at Pingsiang:

Ground combat at Pingsiang (82,54)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 13388 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1754

Defending force 32809 troops, 184 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 811

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

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

Assaulting units:
8th Armored Car Co
116th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
22nd Division
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
10th Group Army

A bombardment showing the situation south of Sian:

Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1375

Defending force 54794 troops, 302 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1323

Assaulting units:
5th Armored Car Co
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
41st Division
14th Division
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
92nd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army


Ground combat at 49,77 (near Utan Melintang)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1830 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 1044 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 34

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade
1st ISF Base Force
FMSV Brigade

I'm sending in another wave of Subs to catch both Carrier task forces and other naval forces sighted at Makassar.

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What a disappointment. I swear that the two CV task forces remained in place and none of the Subs nearby caught them!
Hardly anything new occurred except for this attack:
Ground combat at 49,77 (near Utan Melintang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1814 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 43 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade

And this recon bombardment:
Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5123 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 414

Defending force 6211 troops, 50 guns, 114 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

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

Assaulting units:
7th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
9th Armored Car Co
13th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Intel shows that the fragment of the 2nd recon regiment is planning for Singapore. Therefore I can guess that reinforcements are on the way.
I have assembled multiple transport TF's. One will take the 164th RGT to it's planned destination of Noumea. Another will send a PBY unit and 3 modern fighter Squads to Oahu. Two more will bring Resources and Supplies to Oahu from the West coast. The troop convoys have a heavy escort.

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Now I know what the bombers based at Kendari are.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Probolinggo at 56,105

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
xAK Langkoeas, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Boero, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Those 2 CV groups are still holding position. If they'll not sail to my submarines, then my subs must come to them.

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ASW attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
APD Fuji
xAK Igasa Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
TB Hiyodori

Allied Ships
SS Permit

SS Permit launches 4 torpedoes at APD Fuji
Permit bottoming out ....
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Ground combat at 84,42 (near Sian)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 360 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1380

Defending force 54869 troops, 302 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1327

Assaulting units:
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
5th Armored Car Co
37th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
14th Division
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
47th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
2nd Group Army
5th War Area
22nd Group Army


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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2797 troops, 235 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 935

Defending force 55831 troops, 546 guns, 367 vehicles, Assault Value = 1000

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

Allied ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
35th Field AA Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
21st Fld AA Gun Co
35th Fld AA Gun Co
5th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
25th Army
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
33rd Field Const Co

Defending units:
2nd Malay Battalion
SSVF Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
22nd Australian Brigade
11th Indian Division
3rd SSVF Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
1st Mysore Battalion
2nd Gordons Battalion
2/17 Dogra Battalion
27th Australian Brigade
1st Malay Battalion
1st Hyderabad Battalion
2nd Loyal Battalion
12th Indian Brigade
2nd ISF Base Force
Malayan Air Wing
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
AHQ Far East
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Singapore Fortress
112th RAF Adv Base Force
Malaya Army
3rd Heavy AA Regiment
110th RAF Adv Base Force
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
109th RN Base Force
111th RAF Adv Base Force
III Indian Corps
224 Group RAF
223 Group RAF
1st HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
113th RAF Adv Base Force
Singapore Base Force
272/273rd Bty 80th AT Gun Regiment
5th Field Regiment


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Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5131 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 419

Defending force 7046 troops, 50 guns, 256 vehicles, Assault Value = 284

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

Assaulting units:
7th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
9th Armored Car Co
23rd Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Tank Regiment


Intel shows an Air HQ at Oosthaven and only 2 units at Kendari. Thus I must wonder where the others are going.



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The turn opens with Permit firing a dud torpedo at a TB.

ASW attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
TB Hiyodori
xAK Igasa Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru

Allied Ships
SS Permit

SS Permit launches 4 torpedoes at TB Hiyodori
Permit bottoming out ....
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Next came three potentially satisfying Sub attacks:

ASW attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,91

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at BB Nagato
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
CS Chitose
CS Mizuho
PB Saiko Maru
DMS W-8
DMS W-7
AO Hayamoto
TK Matsumoto Maru
AMc Takasago Maru
AMc Kyo Maru #1
AMc Ataka Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
xAK Yamafuku Maru
xAK Shinryu Maru
xAKL Kakyu Maru
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1

Allied Ships
SS Permit, hits 4

SS Permit launches 2 torpedoes at CS Chitose
Permit bottoming out ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 is out of ASW ammo
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 is out of ASW ammo
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 is out of ASW ammo
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,91

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at DD Mikazuki
Stingray bottoming out ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 18000 feet *
Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7073 troops, 50 guns, 256 vehicles, Assault Value = 291

Defending force 20572 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 434

Japanese adjusted assault: 128

Allied adjusted defense: 321

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1095 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
23rd Tank Regiment
13th Tank Regiment
9th Armored Car Co
10th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
77th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army

The Sinyang remnants and some defenders in the Wood hex west of Ichang were attacked.

Ground combat at Meiktila (58,47)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3807 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 117

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 117 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Meiktila !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment



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One of my Air transport convoys was attacked to the South of Java:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 13, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Denpasar at 56,113, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
xAK Bellerophon, Shell hits 36, and is sunk

Reduced sighting due to 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 7% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 6,000 yards
CL Natori fires at xAK Bellerophon at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 5,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAK Bellerophon at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAK Bellerophon at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages xAK Bellerophon at 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAK Bellerophon at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAK Bellerophon at 6,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 6,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAK Bellerophon at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages xAK Bellerophon at 5,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages xAK Bellerophon at 5,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages xAK Bellerophon at 5,000 yards
xAK Bellerophon sunk by CL Natori at 5,000 yards
xAK Bellerophon sunk by CL Natori at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Mikuma returns to action in an odd way:

Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Oi
CL Tama
CL Kinu
CL Naka

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

Manpower hits 1
Fires 387
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 7
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CA Mikuma firing at Wenchow
CA Chokai firing at Wenchow
CL Oi firing at Wenchow
CL Tama firing at Wenchow
CL Kinu firing at Wenchow
CL Naka firing at Wenchow

At the end of this turn, I spotted multiple Japanese CV Tf's hovering near Surabaya. Hoping to ambush them, I assembled 3 Surface TF's from ABDA and went on the attack, with plenty of planes of NAVS and the Dutch fighters set to sweep, just in case. The results of this choice will be shown next turn.

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The Battle of the Java Sea is on. - 1/15/2018 10:02:41 PM   
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I sent 3 TF's to find the Japanese Carriers:
TF 132: Houston, Marblehead, Des Div 57 and 57.
TF 165: Boise, Scout, Thanet, Desdiv 58, Paul Jones.
TF 174: All Dutch Light Cruisers and Destroyers, RADM Doorman in Command.

The battle opened on an...explosive note.

Sub attack near Bandjermasin at 58,101

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
SS KXV

Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
SS KXV launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Ryujo
KXV bottoming out ....
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Then Wenchow was bombarded again.

Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Oi
CL Tama
CL Kinu
CL Naka

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

Manpower hits 1
Fires 112
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
Port hits 1

CA Mikuma firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CA Chokai firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Oi firing at Wenchow
CL Tama firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Kinu firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Naka firing at Wenchow

The TF containing Nagato made itself known:
Night Naval bombardment of Batavia at 49,98 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
L-212: 1 damaged
L-212: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 5 damaged

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied Ships
AGP Aldebaran, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
298 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 1

Batavia Defenses firing at BB Hyuga
BB Hyuga firing at Batavia Defenses
BB Ise firing at Batavia Defenses
Batavia Defenses firing at BB Ise
BB Yamashiro firing at Batavia
BB Fuso firing at Batavia Defenses
Batavia Defenses firing at BB Fuso
BB Mutsu firing at Batavia Defenses
BB Nagato firing at Batavia

Sub attack near Bandjermasin at 59,102

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki

Allied Ships
SS KXV

SS KXV launches 4 torpedoes at DD Fubuki
KXV bottoming out ....
Escort abandons search for sub

I waited for an encounter during the night phase and got nothing. Then day phase was just as bad.
When the AM air phase began, CL Tromp's Floatplane was shot down.

After some usual sweeps, the first attack came from Kendari:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Edsall
CA Houston

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

"This isn't so bad," I thought.
Then a few more regular missions later:
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 101
D3A1 Val x 67

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 9 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL Sumatra, Bomb hits 1
CL De Ruyter, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CL Java, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Witte de With
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Alden
CA Houston, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Kortenaer
DD Pillsbury
DD Evertsen
DD Banckert
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD Van Nes

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Java
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL De Ruyter
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Marblehead

Right after that:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
B5N2 Kate x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Whipple
DD Pope
DD Edsall

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Houston

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 18000 feet *



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Java, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Sumatra

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

For some reason, Boise's TF never left port. This proved to be a blessing in disguise:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
D3A1 Val x 14

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 9
CW-21B Demon x 8
75A-7 Hawk x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 2 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Boise
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bandjermasin at 58,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 38
D3A1 Val x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Edsall
DD Pillsbury
DD Alden
DD John D. Edwards
CA Houston, on fire
DD Pope
DD Peary
DD Whipple
CL Marblehead, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Marblehead

In between attacks, I was informed that Marblhead's scout planes transferred to Bandjermasin. After this attack, Marblehead sank.

In the next phase, Houston and 2 DD's formed an Escort TF, alongside a separate one made of Java, De Ruyer, and two DD's. Search planes revealed the CV Tf's in hexes to the south of my forces, and a few others one hex away that supposedly had ships like AP's and AMC's. Whether those are part of an invasion TF or not, the Japanese carriers are still highly out of place. The Escort TF's were ordered back to base. The others pressed on.
The next turn just came back. Time to see how the Decisive Battle ended.

Meanwhile, in China...

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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 120028 troops, 658 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3962

Defending force 56799 troops, 565 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 1339

Allied adjusted assault: 1626

Japanese adjusted defense: 728

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4338 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 345 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 71 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 39 disabled
Guns lost 106 (10 destroyed, 96 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
6667 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 672 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 34 (1 destroyed, 33 disabled)

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
14th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
30th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
13th Division
40th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Field Const Co









(in reply to CharlieVane)
Post #: 56
February 15th: Battle of the Java Sea. - 1/16/2018 1:24:30 AM   
CharlieVane


Posts: 169
Joined: 10/8/2016
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I don't have much experience with large Naval battles. My first game against the AI was mostly me flailing about in an approximation of planning.
When I fought Bristolduke, a lot of the battles were hampered by how he stuck Warships into transport TF's and turned the fights into shooting galleries. I don't think we had a major Surface fight. With that inexperience in mind, it should be needless to say that I found the events of this turn to be epic in nature.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 15, 42
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ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 58,101

Japanese Ships
DMS W-8
DMS W-7
AO Hayamoto
TK Matsumoto Maru
AMc Takasago Maru
AMc Kyo Maru #1
AMc Ataka Maru
xAP Haruna Maru
xAK Yamafuku Maru
xAK Hasuna Maru
xAKL Kakyu Maru
PB Showa Maru #5
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Saiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS KIX, hits 3

SS KIX is sighted by escort
KIX bottoming out ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Showa Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bandjermasin at 58,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
DMS W-7
DMS W-8
AMc Ataka Maru
AMc Kyo Maru #1
AMc Takasago Maru
PB Edo Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Saiko Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Gamitsu Maru #1, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Showa Maru #3, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Showa Maru #5, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AO Hayamoto
TK Matsumoto Maru, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Myoko Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Shinanogawa Maru
xAK Shinryu Maru
xAK Kanko Maru
xAK Hasuna Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Meigen Maru
xAK Yamafuku Maru
xAKL Kakyu Maru
xAP Haruna Maru

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Ford
DD Whipple
DD Peary

Japanese ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Peary engages CS Chitose at 1,000 yards
DD Peary engages PB Showa Maru #3 at 1,000 yards
DD Whipple engages PB Gamitsu Maru #1 at 1,000 yards
DD Peary engages xAK Hasuna Maru at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages CS Mizuho at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages PB Showa Maru #5 at 2,000 yards
PB Showa Maru #3 sunk by DD John D. Ford at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
PB Gamitsu Maru #1 sunk by DD John D. Ford at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages TK Matsumoto Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Peary engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
DD Peary engages PB Showa Maru #5 at 2,000 yards
DD Peary engages PB Nichi Maru #1 at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages PB Saiko Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Peary engages xAP Haruna Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Edsall engages CS Chitose at 3,000 yards
DD Peary engages CS Mizuho at 3,000 yards
PB Showa Maru #5 sunk by DD Peary at 3,000 yards
DD Alden engages PB Nichi Maru #1 at 3,000 yards
DD Peary engages PB Saiko Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Peary engages PB Myoken Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages TK Matsumoto Maru at 3,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages xAK Myoko Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages CS Chitose at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 59,102

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki

Allied Ships
SS KIX

SS KIX launches 4 torpedoes at DD Fubuki
KIX bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, Shell hits 3, on fire
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra, Shell hits 6, on fire
CL Tromp
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Zuikaku at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Soryu at 2,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages CV Soryu at 2,000 yards
DD Kasumi engages DD Piet Hein at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Zuikaku at 3,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Kaga at 3,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages BB Kirishima at 3,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Sumatra at 3,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Bandjermasin at 59,102

Allied Ships
SS O23

SS O23 is sighted by escort
O23 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bandjermasin at 58,101, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuga
DD Tsuta
DD Karii, Shell hits 1
xAK Thames Maru
xAP Hakozaki Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Kongo Maru
xAP Kobe Maru
xAP Tango Maru

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Ford
DD Whipple
DD Peary

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

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Karii engages DD Whipple at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Tsuga at 2,000 yards
DD Karii engages DD Edsall at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAP Kongo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages xAP Hakozaki Maru at 2,000 yards
Draemel, Milo F. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Karii engages DD John D. Edwards at 2,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD John D. Edwards at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Tsuga at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAP Tango Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Edsall engages xAP Kobe Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Karii engages DD Alden at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAP Hakozaki Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Karii at 6,000 yards
DD Tsuga engages DD Whipple at 6,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Tsuga at 6,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages DD Tsuta at 6,000 yards
DD Whipple engages xAP Kobe Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Alden engages DD Tsuga at 6,000 yards
DD Alden engages DD Tsuga at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, on fire
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CA Houston
DD Pillsbury
DD Pope

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
DD Shirayuki, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter
DD Banckert
DD Van Ghent

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
DD Van Ghent engages DD Hatsuyuki at 1,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Van Ghent at 1,000 yards
DD Shirayuki engages DD Van Ghent at 1,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Banckert at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Banckert at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages DD Shirayuki at 2,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Shirayuki at 2,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Fubuki at 2,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, on fire
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Ford, Shell hits 2
DD Whipple
DD Peary

Poor visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range increases to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Draemel, Milo F. crosses the 'T'
DD Peary engages CV Akagi at 1,000 yards
DD Peary engages CV Zuikaku at 1,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages CV Soryu at 1,000 yards
DD John D. Edwards engages CV Akagi at 1,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CV Akagi
DD Edsall engages CV Akagi at 1,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Peary at 1,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages DD Peary at 1,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages DD Peary at 1,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD John D. Ford at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Peary engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Kagero at 2,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD John D. Ford at 2,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Edsall at 2,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Peary at 2,000 yards
DD John D. Ford engages DD Tanikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Whipple engages DD Shiranui at 2,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD John D. Ford at 2,000 yards
DD Akigumo engages DD John D. Ford at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,102, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 2
AMC Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 2
AMC Asaka Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Tatsuta Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Hie Maru
xAP Katori Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAP Mizuho Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Kitano Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Atsuta Maru, Shell hits 3
xAP Teikyo Maru, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 4
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 1
DD Parrott
DD Scout
DD Thanet

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

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
AMC Asaka Maru engages DD Scout at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages AMC Kinryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Asama Maru at 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Boise at 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Kitano Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Barker engages AMC Kinryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Hie Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Tatsuta Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Yubari at 3,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
DD Barker engages AMC Asaka Maru at 3,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Parrott at 3,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Paul Jones at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CL Yubari at 3,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Huzi Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Asama Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages CL Yubari at 3,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Scout at 3,000 yards
DD Parrott engages CL Yubari at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CL Yubari at 3,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAP Huzi Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages xAP Hie Maru at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CL Boise at 5,000 yards
AMC Kongo Maru engages DD Barker at 5,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages AMC Asaka Maru at 5,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Parrott at 5,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 5,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Shell hits 7
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CV Zuikaku, Shell hits 1
CV Akagi, on fire
BB Hiei, Shell hits 3
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra, Shell hits 26, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Tromp
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With
DD Van Nes

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Doorman, Karel WFM crosses the 'T'
CL Sumatra engages CV Kaga at 1,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Soryu at 1,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Hiryu at 1,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages CV Hiryu at 1,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages CL Sumatra at 1,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CL Sumatra at 1,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CL Sumatra at 1,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CL Sumatra at 1,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Evertsen at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Zuikaku at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Soryu at 2,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages CV Hiryu at 2,000 yards
CL Sumatra engages CV Kaga at 2,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Shiranui engages DD Piet Hein at 2,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages DD Evertsen at 2,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Akigumo at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
CL Tatsuta
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi
DD Mochizuki

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
DD Piet Hein
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Doorman, Karel WFM crosses the 'T'
CL Tatsuta engages DD Witte de With at 1,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages DD Witte de With at 1,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Mochizuki at 1,000 yards
DD Witte de With sunk by DD Yayoi at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Tatsuta engages DD Piet Hein at 2,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages DD Kortenaer at 2,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Kisaragi at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,101, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu, heavy fires
CV Zuikaku
CV Akagi, on fire
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
CA Tone
CA Chikuma
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kagero
DD Isokaze
DD Shiranui
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Arare
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Ford
DD Whipple
DD Peary

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 56,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
CL Tatsuta, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Mutsuki
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 1
DD Mochizuki

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 2
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Paul Jones
DD Parrott
DD Scout
DD Thanet

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Amano, Shigetaro crosses the 'T'
CL Tatsuta engages CL Boise at 1,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Thanet at 1,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Mochizuki at 1,000 yards
DD Yayoi engages DD Thanet at 1,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Kisaragi at 1,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Stewart at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Tatsuta at 2,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Tenryu at 2,000 yards
DD Stewart engages DD Yayoi at 2,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages DD Paul Jones at 2,000 yards
DD Mutsuki engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
DD Kisaragi engages DD Barker at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 188,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
DMS Lamberton
xAK Steel Seafarer
DM Ramsay

SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Lamberton
I-15 diving deep ....
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho
CVE Hosho, Shell hits 3
CS Chiyoda
CL Yura
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Wakatake
DD Kuretake
DD Sanae, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart, on fire
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Parrott
DD Scout, Shell hits 1
DD Thanet

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CL Kitakami engages CL Boise at 1,000 yards
DD Thanet engages CVE Hosho at 1,000 yards
DD Scout engages CVE Hosho at 1,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Boise at 1,000 yards
DD Thanet engages CS Chiyoda at 1,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Thanet at 1,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Bulmer at 1,000 yards
DD Wakatake engages DD Scout at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages CVL Zuiho at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages CVE Hosho at 2,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Sanae at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Wakatake at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Wakatake at 2,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Sanae at 2,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Kuretake at 2,000 yards
DD Wakatake engages DD Thanet at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Hatakaze, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Parrott
DD Scout, Shell hits 2

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Sasaki, Seigo crosses the 'T'
DD Hatakaze engages DD Scout at 1,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages DD Paul Jones at 1,000 yards
DD Hatakaze sunk by DD Stewart at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Paul Jones at 2,000 yards
DD Parrott engages DD Fumizuki at 2,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Paul Jones at 2,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Barker at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Barker at 5,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Fumizuki at 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Paul Jones at 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Stewart at 5,000 yards
DD Barker engages DD Satsuki at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Ketapang at 55,96

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami
DD Wakatake
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
KXVIII bottoming out ....
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 57,102

Japanese Ships
xAK Igasa Maru
xAKL Sasago Maru
TB Hiyodori

Allied Ships
SS S-41

SS S-41 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Igasa Maru
S-41 bottoming out ....
TB Hiyodori attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
TB Hiyodori attacking submerged sub ....
TB Hiyodori is out of ASW ammo
TB Hiyodori fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,102, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Shell hits 3
DD Pillsbury
DD Pope, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Hatsuyuki at 2,000 yards
DD Usugumo engages DD Pope at 2,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Fubuki at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Pope at 2,000 yards
DD Pope sunk by DD Fubuki at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsuyuki at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Pillsbury at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Hatsuyuki at 5,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Fubuki at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Pillsbury at 6,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Kendari at 70,106

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 6
SC Ch 10

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon, hits 4

SS Seadragon is located by SC Ch 6
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 10 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Oi
CL Tama
CL Kinu
CL Naka

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

Resources hits 1
Fires 29
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

CA Mikuma firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CA Chokai firing at Wenchow
CL Oi firing at Wenchow
CL Tama firing at Wenchow
CL Kinu firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Naka firing at 100th Chinese Corps


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 188,103

Japanese Ships
SS I-15, hits 1

Allied Ships
DMS Lamberton
xAK Steel Seafarer
DM Ramsay

SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Lamberton
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay attacking submerged sub ....
DM Ramsay loses contact with SS I-15
DM Ramsay cannot establish contact with SS I-15
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori, Shell hits 2
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Shell hits 25, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Thanet, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Sasaki, Seigo crosses the 'T'
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 15,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 15,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 15,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 15,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 12,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Fumizuki at 12,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Fumizuki at 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 8,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 9,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Fumizuki at 9,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 10,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Fumizuki at 10,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 7,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 7,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Thanet at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 6,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 6,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Satsuki at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 5,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 5,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Boise at 4,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Fumizuki at 3,000 yards
DD Thanet engages DD Minazuki at 3,000 yards
Sasaki, Seigo orders Japanese TF to disengage
CL Boise engages CL Natori at 3,000 yards
DD Fumizuki engages DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
DD Minazuki engages DD Thanet at 3,000 yards
CL Boise engages DD Satsuki at 3,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Boise, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Thanet, heavy fires, heavy damage

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CL Boise engages DD Minazuki at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Sumatra, heavy damage
DD Van Nes

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Sampit at 56,99, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
AMC Kinryu Maru, Shell hits 1
AMC Asaka Maru, Shell hits 2
AMC Kongo Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Asama Maru
xAP Tatsuta Maru
xAP Hie Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Katori Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Buenos Aires Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Mizuho Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Kitano Maru, Shell hits 1
xAP Atsuta Maru
xAP Teikyo Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Barker
DD Bulmer
DD Stewart, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Paul Jones, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Parrott, Shell hits 1
DD Scout

Japanese ground losses:
510 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 21 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 15,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 15,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Paul Jones at 15,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Bulmer at 15,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Paul Jones at 18,000 yards
DD Stewart engages AMC Kinryu Maru at 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Bulmer at 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Scout at 18,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Scout at 16,000 yards
AMC Kongo Maru engages DD Stewart at 16,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Paul Jones at 16,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 16,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Kitano Maru at 16,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 16,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Katori Maru at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Scout engages AMC Asaka Maru at 12,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Katori Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Scout engages AMC Kongo Maru at 9,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Paul Jones at 9,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 9,000 yards
DD Barker engages CL Yubari at 9,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages xAP Hie Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Tatsuta Maru at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages AMC Asaka Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stewart at 12,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Stewart engages xAP Katori Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Hie Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Tatsuta Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 12,000 yards
DD Barker engages AMC Kongo Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Parrott engages AMC Asaka Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Parrott engages AMC Kinryu Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Barker at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Katori Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Tatsuta Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Scout at 11,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 11,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages AMC Asaka Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 11,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Barker at 11,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Kokuryu Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Buenos Aires Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Katori Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Parrott at 8,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages AMC Asaka Maru at 8,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Atsuta Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Scout engages xAP Katori Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Tatsuta Maru at 8,000 yards
Lane, C.A. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages AMC Kongo Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Scout engages AMC Kinryu Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CL Yubari at 10,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Barker at 10,000 yards
DD Parrott engages xAP Mizuho Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages xAP Katori Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Barker engages xAP Hie Maru at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
AMC Kongo Maru engages DD Paul Jones at 17,000 yards
AMC Kinryu Maru engages DD Parrott at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall
DD John D. Edwards
DD John D. Ford
DD Whipple
DD Peary

Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Soerabaja at 57,101, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 17, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Myoko, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Haguro, Shell hits 3
CA Nachi, Shell hits 2
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Tromp, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
DD Piet Hein, Shell hits 2
DD Kortenaer, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 15,000 yards
CL Tromp fires at CVL Ryujo at 15,000 yards
CL Tromp fires at CA Nachi at 15,000 yards
CL Tromp fires at CA Haguro at 15,000 yards
DD Piet Hein fires at CVL Ryujo at 15,000 yards
DD Piet Hein fires at DD Oyashio at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CVL Ryujo at 11,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Oyashio at 11,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Myoko at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Kortenaer at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages CVL Ryujo at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Kortenaer at 7,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Piet Hein at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Piet Hein at 7,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Kuroshio at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Kortenaer at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Myoko at 7,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Oyashio at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Piet Hein at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages CVL Ryujo at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Tromp at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Kortenaer at 6,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Myoko at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Piet Hein at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
DD Kortenaer engages CVL Ryujo at 4,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Evertsen at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Kortenaer at 4,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Kuroshio at 4,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages DD Oyashio at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Evertsen at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Massive explosion on CL Tromp
CA Myoko engages CL Tromp at 5,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Evertsen at 5,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Tromp at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Piet Hein at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Evertsen at 5,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Kortenaer engages CVL Ryujo at 7,000 yards
CL Tromp sunk by CA Nachi at 7,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Kuroshio at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Kortenaer at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Evertsen at 7,000 yards
Doorman, Karel WFM orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages CVL Ryujo at 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Kortenaer at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Piet Hein at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages CVL Ryujo at 13,000 yards
DD Piet Hein engages DD Kuroshio at 13,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Piet Hein at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Piet Hein at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
DD Kuroshio engages DD Evertsen at 14,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Evertsen at 14,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Evertsen at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Evertsen at 14,000 yards
Doorman, Karel WFM orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
CA Nachi engages DD Evertsen at 12,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Evertsen at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
- escorted by DD Oyashio
CA Haguro engages DD Evertsen at 18,000 yards
CA Myoko engages DD Piet Hein at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
- escorted by DD Oyashio
Range increases to 29,000 yards
CVL Ryujo screened from combat
CA Nachi engages DD Evertsen at 29,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Evertsen at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Ketapang at 55,96

Japanese Ships
AMC Kinryu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Mizuho Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Katori Maru
xAP Hie Maru
xAP Tatsuta Maru
xAP Asama Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

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

SS KXVIII launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Kinryu Maru
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Lahaina at 190,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Steel Exporter
DM Ramsay

SS I-172 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Trenton
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Ramsay fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Bandjermasin at 59,101

Japanese Ships
xAK Hasuna Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
TK Matsumoto Maru, heavy fires
PB Nichi Maru #1

Allied Ships
SS KXIV, hits 5

SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hasuna Maru
PB Nichi Maru #1 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nichi Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Skipping the usual air events...

Morning Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 50,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 13
L-212 x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
139WH-3: 2 destroyed by flak
L-212: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 1
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
8 x L-212 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 29000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 57,102

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 36
D3A1 Val x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Piet Hein
DD Whipple
DD Alden
DD Peary
DD John D. Ford, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Edsall, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD John D. Edwards

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD John D. Ford


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 57,101

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 38

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed
C.XI-W: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DD Van Nes, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Thanet, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Sumatra, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Van Nes
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Thanet
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Boise


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 57,101

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Thanet, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Thanet

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 50,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 8
L-212 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 5 destroyed
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak
L-212: 1 destroyed
L-212: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Fuso

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
1 x L-212 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
Yamada Det S-2 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 29000.
Raid is overhead
Sub attack near Lahaina at 190,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-172 launches 4 torpedoes

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 126962 troops, 695 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3373

Defending force 53412 troops, 554 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 1061

Allied adjusted assault: 1503

Japanese adjusted defense: 349

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3970 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 112 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 32 disabled
Guns lost 45 (4 destroyed, 41 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4235 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 232 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled

Assaulting units:
60th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
75th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
30th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Division
40th Division
13th Division
6th Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
22nd AA Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Field Const Co

Final losses for the battle: Light Cruisers Tromp, Sumatra, Boise, Marblehead, Destroyers Pope, Kortaner, Eversten, Witte de with, Van Nes, Thanet.
Reported Japanese losses: Destroyers Hatakaze, Shirayuki, Three small PB's, xAk Hasuna, AMC Kinryu Maru, possible CVL Ryujo, 770 embarked casualties.



< Message edited by CharlieVane -- 1/18/2018 5:10:47 PM >

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Post #: 57
February 16th. - 1/18/2018 2:54:02 PM   
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Houston, Sumatra, De Ruyter, and a few destroyers are in various states of disrepair.
I though I could use this chance to send some of the support ships in Soerbaja to Perth or Darwin, but their turned out to be some grooving gangs of hooligans (Japanese surface task forces) to the South of Java. Lost some short-legged auxiliary units and two tankers.

Ground combat at 49,78 (near Utan Melintang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1821 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 627 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 53

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade

One good thing: it seems the Chinese have got the Japanese 11th Army trapped at Hengyang. There's a Japanese army in the clear hex west of it, but they won't retreat.

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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 123810 troops, 695 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2991

Defending force 50732 troops, 548 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 832

Allied adjusted assault: 1187

Japanese adjusted defense: 127

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3935 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 257 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 33 (5 destroyed, 28 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
3095 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 338 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
30th Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
40th Division
13th Division
6th Division
3rd Division
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
22nd AA Regiment
51st Field Const Co


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February 17th - 1/18/2018 2:57:46 PM   
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The retreating Japanese forces were spotted by Subs:

ASW attack near Makassar at 64,105

Japanese Ships
PB Saiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 2

SS S-39 is sighted by escort
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Saiko Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Ketapang at 55,93

Japanese Ships
CS Chitose
CS Mizuho
AMc Ataka Maru
xAK Yamafuku Maru
xAK Shinryu Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Edo Maru
DMS W-8

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray is sighted by escort
PB Myoken Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Edo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS W-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Makassar at 62,107

Japanese Ships
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

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


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ASW attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS S-38, hits 2

SS S-38 is sighted by escort
S-38 bottoming out ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,91

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Yamashiro
BB Hiei
CL Abukuma
DD Akigumo
DD Kasumi
DD Arare
DD Tanikaze

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

SS Swordfish is sighted by escort
Swordfish bottoming out ....
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kasumi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
CL Natori

Allied Ships
SS S-38

SS S-38 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Natori
S-38 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection
Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Oi
CL Tama
CL Kinu
CL Naka

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

Runway hits 7
Port hits 1

CA Mikuma firing at 86th Chinese Corps
CA Chokai firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Oi firing at Wenchow
CL Tama firing at 100th Chinese Corps
CL Kinu firing at Wenchow
CL Naka firing at Wenchow


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Submarine attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta

Allied Ships
SS O20

CL Tatsuta is sighted by SS O20
SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes


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Sub attack near Serasan at 56,85

Japanese Ships
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS Shark

SS Shark launches 4 torpedoes at DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Makassar at 65,106

Japanese Ships
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise

DD Kuroshio is sighted by SS Porpoise
SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Lingga at 52,88

Japanese Ships
DD Oshio
BB Kongo
CA Atago
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon

SS Tarpon launches 4 torpedoes at DD Oshio
Tarpon bottoming out ....
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Betties from Kendari sank a few support ships at very long range.

I thought a bombardment TF was inbound for Soerbaja so I sent out an HDML task force alongside the PT boats. It turned into an unintentional CAP trap.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
B5N2 Kate x 45

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 7
CW-21B Demon x 6
75A-7 Hawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 1 destroyed
CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
HDML P 22
TM-4
HDML P 20
HDML P 19
HDML P 18
TM-7
TM-6
TM-5

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
2-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
10 B5N2's were lost.
Ground combat at 84,48 (near Ichang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10759 troops, 115 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 322

Defending force 43305 troops, 313 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 445

Japanese adjusted assault: 194

Allied adjusted defense: 865

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
595 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 41 (4 destroyed, 37 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
995 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment
9th Armored Car Co
13th Tank Regiment
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Tank Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
7th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
12th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
48th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
90th Chinese Corps
7th New Chinese Corps
89th Chinese Corps
3rd Group Army
69th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army


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Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57001 troops, 418 guns, 128 vehicles, Assault Value = 1658

Defending force 56078 troops, 334 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366

Japanese adjusted assault: 807

Allied adjusted defense: 446

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
6994 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 570 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2662 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 211 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 58 (3 destroyed, 55 disabled)

Assaulting units:
116th Division
55th Infantry Brigade
22nd Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
8th Armored Car Co
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
44th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment

Ground combat at 49,78 (near Utan Melintang)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1830 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 609 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 52

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 52 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
864 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
8th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 116613 troops, 628 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2701

Defending force 47985 troops, 541 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 592

Allied adjusted assault: 646

Japanese adjusted defense: 81

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2295 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 201 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 50 (2 destroyed, 48 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
903 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 144 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
87th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps
30th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Division
6th Division
13th Division
40th Division
11th Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd AA Regiment
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion








< Message edited by CharlieVane -- 1/18/2018 2:58:08 PM >

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February 18th - 1/18/2018 3:02:05 PM   
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Despite all the Sound and Fury in the Java Sea, the Japanese have landed at Kalidjati.

Amphibious Assault at Kalidjati (50,99)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Kalidjati, 50,99

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

17 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Engr Rgt
75mm T41 Rgt Gun dropped into water during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
75mm T90 Field Gun lost overboard during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 16th Army /3
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 16th Army /3
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 146th Infantry Rgt /3

Air attacks at Rangoon:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 23
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
PG Herald, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Silverteak
xAK Pellicula, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
KV Thyme

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 17

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AMC Cornwallis
PG Isabel
xAK Pellicula, and is sunk
xAK Silverteak

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Pellicula


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 14

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Silverteak
PG Isabel
xAK Lulworth Hill
AMC Cornwallis

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



Of greatest importance is the continued destruction of the eleventh army:

Ground combat at 81,53 (near Changsha)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 39527 troops, 314 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1199

Defending force 54113 troops, 330 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1136

Japanese adjusted assault: 605

Allied adjusted defense: 634

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2093 casualties reported
Squads: 119 destroyed, 102 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1069 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 219 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
17th Division
116th Division
22nd Division
8th Armored Car Co
55th Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
10th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment

Ground combat at Hengyang (80,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 115065 troops, 627 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2472

Defending force 45897 troops, 537 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 422

Allied adjusted assault: 614

Japanese adjusted defense: 62

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3549 casualties reported
Squads: 107 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 30 (15 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1030 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 158 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
99th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
6th Chinese/C Corps
22nd Artillery Regiment
30th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
13th Division
3rd Division
6th Division
40th Division
11th Army
22nd AA Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
8th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion



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